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Bear spray sold illegally: VPD

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 08 Feb, 2024 04:36 PM
  • Bear spray sold illegally: VPD

An undercover operation led by Vancouver police has resulted in 20-thousand-dollars in fines against 10 different businesses that illegally sold bear spray.

Vancouver bylaw restricts where bear spray can be displayed in stores, limiting sale of the product to people over age 19 and requiring stores to keep sales records. 

All of the fines were issued to businesses that failed to record sales of bear spray and keep the appropriate records.

V-P-D says the operation shows there is still more work needed to educate retailers on the bylaw.

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