Parkland County church defies closure order once again

More information from Parkland RCMP is expected later this week.

**UPDATE: Pastor James Coates has turned himself into police.**

For the third week in a row, a church in Parkland County ignored provincial health orders and held another service.

Hundreds of its members packed GraceLife Church for another service on Sunday. 

RCMP were on scene and confirmed that it did not comply with the provinces 15% capacity rule.

The church has argued that the negative effects of the lockdown surpass the risk and impact of COVID-19.

"Churches should open, businesses should open, families and friends should come together around meals, and people should begin to exercise their civil liberties again." a statement from the church's website reads. 

RCMP will release more information on the investigation later this week.  

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