A store owner in Radium Hot Springs could face a hefty fine after allegedly refusing to allow a service dog into their shop.
Police were called last week when a person was denied access to a store with their service dog in tow.
Corporal Louis Philippe Gendron Fafard says through the Guide Dog and Service Dog Act, service dogs are allowed in any place the public has access to.
“Through an investigation through the BC Service Dog Association, a person that contravenes the act can be liable upon conviction of a fine up to $3,000” Gendron Fafard says.
An investigation into the incident is being handled by the BC Service Dog Association.
RCMP say they offered guidance to the person who denied service, but they refused to be educated on the matter.
– Corporal Louis-Phillippe Gendron-Fafard, Columbia Valley RCMP