Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop was issued two closure orders this week. (Photo from Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)

Innisfail business Bladez to Fadez Barbershop was issued two closure orders this week. (Photo from Bladez to Fadez Barbershop Facebook)

Central Alberta barbershop gets court date for reopening despite COVID restrictions

Innisfail shop to be monitored

Innisfail barber Natalie Klein confirmed Thursday she was due at the Red Deer provincial court March 8.

Klein owns Bladez 2 Fadez Barbershop in Innisfail. The shop reopened Tuesday despite provincial restrictions.

Hairstyling and barbering services are not permitted to operate in Alberta currently under the current public health restrictions.

Klein said she has received support from across the country for standing up for small businesses.

“The support has been more than positive and there obviously needs to be a change,” said Klein.

Alberta Health Services said in an email Thursday afternoon that it conducted an inspection of the barbershop Tuesday.

“At which time inspectors observed haircuts being done.”

The agency ordered the facility closed at that time.

On Wednesday, an inspector observed that the business continued to operate despite being ordered to close Tuesday, according to AHS.

“AHS Inspectors observed haircuts being performed on Tuesday and Wednesday.”

RCMP, an enforcement partner, issued two tickets on Wednesday under the Public Health Act.

Additional charges under the Public Health Act are being considered pursuant to section 73: “a person who contravenes the act is liable to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $5,000 for each day or part of day during which the contravention occurs or continues.”

The amount of the fine is determined by a judge after a successful prosecution.

AHS is also considering additional legal consequences, the agency confirmed.

Related:

Central Alberta barbershop reopens as ‘pet groomer’

Updated: RCMP attend shortly after central Alberta barbershop reopens

On Tuesday, Klein said she could not survive the lockdown, and that it was unfair to allow big box stores to operate but not small businesses.



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