Canadian authorities arrived at GraceLife Church near Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday to “physically close” the church after it repeatedly violated COVID-19 restrictions.
Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police told Global News that officers had assisted members of Alberta Health Services in enforcing the closure and erecting temporary fencing around the building Wednesday morning, after determining “the church did not comply with the restrictions.”
“Alberta Health Services (AHS) physically closed GraceLife Church (GLC) and has prevented access to the building until GLC can demonstrate the ability to comply with Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health’s (CMOH) restrictions,” AHS said in a statement.
Officials arrived before 8 a.m. to put up fencing and block off parking stalls.
Roads blocked and fences going up around GraceLife Church this morning… pic.twitter.com/qSbLXRWKut
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