Curfew Implemented In The Community of Behchoko

Behchoko - Courtesy of NWT Bureau of Statistics

Parents and guardians of children under16 years of age will need to ensure their kids are home by 9pm due to a curfew implemented by the community Government of Behchoko.

Louisa Wedzin, Behchoko SAO at the community Govenment of Behchoko says the curfew has been in effect since Monday under by-law 100-07.

Wedzin says residents will be notifed on a daily basis by a warning siren that will sound for 30 seconds, half an hour prior to the start of the curfew.

The curfew will operate during the school year from 6am to 9pm on Sunday through Thursday and will be extended on Friday and Saturday from 6am to 11pm.

The curfew will only be lifted when cultural activities take place and Council deems the curfew to be unnecessary.

In addition, the curfew will run on Sundays from 6am to 11pm on Statutory holidays.

Parents or guardians of children that do not follow the curfew will be fined. The first incident will be $50 dollars, the second fine will be $75 and the third fine will result in a charge of $100 dollars.

The RCMP will assist with the curfew.

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