Petrolia launches online pandemic complaint tool

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There’s now an online tool for Petrolia residents to file complaints against those breaking social distancing protocols related to COVID-19.

Instead of calling 9-1-1, complaints must be made in writing by filling out a form on the town’s website.

Other concerns could be around the use of playground equipment, sports fields, or non-essential businesses that remain open.

The town is reminding residents that everyone gathering can be issued a fine, and those involved must identify themselves when asked.

Failure to comply with an order during an emergency and/or failure to identify yourself will result in fines that start at $750 plus fees.

Any offences issued will be through the Provincial Offences Act.

Residents are also reminded that compliance with the provincial orders is not an option and to stay home if possible and limit trips for supplies.

The City of Sarnia also has an information hotline in operation.