Alberta Bush Party Flouts COVID-19 Rules, Draws 500 People: RCMP

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

The global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on public gatherings isn’t stopping some central Alberta residents from hosting massive bush parties, according to RCMP. And one this past weekend wasn’t your average backyard bonfire. A party near the Red Deer River in central Alberta drew an estimated 500 people, according to local RCMP, making Ontario’s 200-person house party this week seem under control in comparison. Innisfail and Sundre RCMP found alcohol bottles, cans, toilet paper and human feces in the area, about 30 km west of Bowden, as well as social distancing signs that appear to have been stolen from nearby.