Sylvan Lake stays calm

The weather put a damper on Sylvan Lake revellers this long weekend.

The weather put a damper on Sylvan Lake revellers this long weekend.

There were more than 50 fines handed out over the weekend, with the majority of them being under the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act, said Sylvan Lake RCMP Const. Chad Palmer on Monday.

He said the only problems were fuelled by alcohol, with most of the fines being for things like transporting open liquor and several people being arrested for public intoxication.

“The weather helped us out that one night. It hailed, so that night it kind of scared everybody away,” Palmer said. “For how many people were here it was a good weekend.”

He said as a result of the storm there were a lot of alarms going off at businesses and there was a minor collision in town involving multiple vehicles as a result of the hail.

Palmer said a select few of the fines were given out under the Community Standards Bylaw for someone urinating in public and others fighting in public.

Under the Community Standards bylaw passed in June, those caught fighting or urinating in a public place face a $500 fine on first offence, $750 the next time, and $1,000 for the third and subsequent offences.

The bylaw also covers spitting in public, causing various disturbances and graffiti.

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