North Bay appears to have behaved itself over the holiday season.
Aside from a New Year’s Day homicide investigation, the North Bay Police Service (NBPS) did not receive any reports of illegal gatherings or issue any impaired driving charges over the holiday season.
Const. John Schultz, community safety coordinator, thanks the community for its behaviour over the holiday season.
“We’re certainly not health officials but we’re certainly on the enforcement wing of making sure people abide by the rules and we appreciate when people cooperate with us.”
The holiday season coincided with the first week of a two-week shutdown for the region to curb the spread of COVID-19, with large social gatherings being prohibited.
Schultz says there were no complaints or reports of large gatherings over the past week.
The NBPS also set up numerous Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (RIDE) programs throughout the city during the month of December. An update on December 22 said police had charged six men with impaired driving during the month.
From Christmas Day until January 2, Schultz says there were no impaired driving charges issued.