The Calgary Police Service and the RCMP issued almost simultaneous news releases Friday night warnings arrest could start happening as early as tomorrow.
The host of The Joe Rogan Experience went on a tirade about lockdown measures brought in across the country as provinces battle the coronavirus.
"It was a slap in the face to thousands of our members. We have about 40,000 members – probably 15,000 of those are ranchers and farmers....
"Freedom is like a muscle. If you don’t exercise it, it atrophies. Unfortunately for Premier Moe, his crackdown is only likely to spur more defiance."
"Fifteen months later, there is no coming back."
"We’ll continue to work together to keep people safe and quickly deliver vaccines," said the Prime Minister.
The Mounties showed up at 6:30 a.m., on owner Chris Scott's day off.
Fines for people outside their health region are $575.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said she was satisfied the rodeos could be conducted safely with only essential personnel allowed near the events.
Kenney said the move was made possible because federal health authorities have approved the Pfizer vaccine for everyone over 12 years old.