On January 7, 2021, the North Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a gathering at a residence on Lavigne Road in East Ferris Township.

Police attended and found several people from separate residences present.

Officers had been investigating an unrelated incident that took place in November 2020 at the same residence. The investigation revealed that a resident was not abiding by the restrictions by having too many people in the home.

As a result of the investigations, police have charged a 46-year-old person with failing to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order, contrary to section 10(1)(a) of the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020. The accused was issued a ticket with a fine.

From the November investigation, an 18-year old has been charged with the same offence but issued a summons to attend Provincial Offences Court in North Bay on March 5, 2021.