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Update: Closure order issued after Prince George nightspot defies health orders

Videos show maskless revelers at Lambda Cabaret

A Prince George nightspot has been issued a closure order after it opened its doors in defiance of provincial health orders.

Videos posted on its Facebook page show a throng of maskless partiers at Lambda Cabaret singing and dancing to "We're Not Gonna Take It" during a gathering this past weekend. 

The page also shows comments in support of the so-called Freedom Convoy.

On Wednesday, Northern Health issued a closure order for non-compliance with a food and liquor serving premises order according to a posting on the agency's webpage.

And a sign posted at the club's main entrance states it will not be enforcing COVID passports or requiring patrons to wear masks and goes on to cite the bill that led to the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act as well as a handful of other pieces of legislation.

The development did not go down well with some while it has drawn praise from others.

"Disgusting behaviour. Lambda was my favourite bar and safe space for many years. I cant even count how many weekends I spent dancing and losing my voice to Karaoke with my friends. This recklessness has me never wanting to return," says one person on  Lambda's Facebook page.

"Compliance = Bankruptcy" says another.

Places that do not offer full meal service like bars, nightclubs and lounges have been under full lockdown since late December, although provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has said restrictions could be eased by as soon as the Family Day long weekend if the number of COVID patients in B.C. hospitals subsides.

In September, Lambda was the subject of a warning letter from Northern Health regarding proof of vaccination and masks, and the nightspot's owner, Linda Allen, has been on record with her frustration over what she has said are inconsistent regulations.