Amin Dagher has owned Hair Cru Salon in northwest Calgary for greater than 20 years.
The salon proprietor mentioned that on Dec 27, somebody got here to his enterprise asking for a haircut regardless of COVID-19 restrictions stopping him from offering private providers.
Dagher mentioned he would supply a haircut at which level, in response to him, the girl entered the salon and informed him she was an inspector with Alberta Well being Providers.
Whereas he acknowledged he was breaking the foundations, Dagher mentioned he felt as if the tactic utilized by the inspector wasn’t truthful.
“Usually, an individual would are available and go searching,” he defined. “She’s on the lookout for a option to give me a ticket.”
As an proprietor, Dagher mentioned though he was breaking the foundations, he felt determined given the truth that payments had been piling up.
He mentioned the salon had been open to promote merchandise as a storefront, and he he believed that individuals mistook purchasers coming into to buy merchandise for purchasers coming into for haircuts.
“We don’t generate income,” Dagher mentioned. “We have now no financial savings.
“We reside day-to-day.”
On Thursday, AHS mentioned the allegation that the inspector requested for a haircut then ticketed the proprietor are inaccurate and false.
“On this particular case, the inspector didn’t ask for a haircut, however as a substitute requested if the enterprise was providing haircutting providers,” the well being authority mentioned in an announcement. “Workers on the salon confirmed haircutting providers had been being provided.”
AHS mentioned it responds to complaints from the general public referring to non-compliance of provincial public well being orders.
On this occasion, three complaints had been acquired from the general public about workers not masking,” AHS mentioned. One other grievance was over the enterprise allegedly offering private providers on the hair salon, one thing prohibited on the time below orders of the chief Medical Officer of well being.
AHS mentioned the enterprise was ordered to shut private providers on Jan. 5.
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