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Former MPP Randy Hillier, former MP Derek Sloan and London nurse Kristen Nagle at the Church of God in Aylmer, OntarioThe Church of God at Aylmer / Facebook

AYLMER, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) – A Canadian nurse has vowed to appeal the $10,000 fine she received for attending an Easter church service during Ontario’s COVID lockdowns in the spring of 2021.

“Here we are Canada, where you can be charged 10k for attending church. No other charges have been made against anyone else in attendance as of yet,” wrote Ontario nurse Kristen Nagle in an Instagram post late last month.

Nagle – who used to work at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) Ontario before being terminated for attending anti-lockdown rallies in 2020 – said she was only notified of the fine recently and in total has received 11 court summonses.

Per her post, on April 25, 2021 Nagle was invited to an Easter service at the The Church of God in Aylmer, Ontario hosted by Pastor Henry Hildebrandt. Former MP Derek Sloan and former Ontario MPP Randy Hillier were also in attendance.

At the time, Ontario had strict COVID rules in place which banned large gatherings, even in places of worship.

Nagle wrote that in August of this year “Elgin County attempted to have a trial against me in my absence” for charges related to the April 2021 service.

Charged with violating Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Reopening Ontario Act (RAO), Nagle says she “was never contacted or made aware of a set trial date despite trying to communicate with the prosecutor [about her summons].”

Nagle said that it was only through “divine intervention” that she was made aware that there was a trial happening against her, and was able “to join while evidence was being given against me.”

While she was granted a mistrial in August, Nagle was formerly convicted on September 22.

This is ‘not the end’ as I ‘trust in God’ that ‘vindication will come’

Nagle says that on September 22nd, she stood in front of the court in her own “private capacity as a woman and was convicted guilty for going against the RAO and fined 10k for attending church, as in their words ‘I was not just a participant, but leading the way.'”

Nagle maintains that she did “nothing wrong” and is not “guilty” of causing harm to “anyone.”

“But here we are, where they acknowledge our rights and freedoms have been infringed upon, but with reasonable cause that infringement is allowed. Define reasonable cause? Is there a definition? How vague can this be and what doors does this open to allow more of our rights and freedoms to be trampled because ‘they say so,’” wrote Nagle.

She has vowed that this is “not the end.”

“I will be appealing the conviction and charge. I will not allow their bullying tactics to break me or damper my spirit,” continued Nagle. “I trust in God that he uses all situations to bring light and glory to His name and vindication will come.”

While Nagle was convicted, similar charges against Sloan, Hillier, and Hildebrandt were recently dropped by the Crown for their involvement in a separate June 2021 protest in Norfolk, Ontario.

While the Ontario government and mainstream media consistently championed lockdowns as a means of halting the transmission of the highly survivable coronavirus, LifeSiteNews reported from the beginning that many experts were warning that lockdowns would inflict more harm than the virus itself.

Since then, numerous reports have come out indicating that COVID lockdowns were associated with increases in drug and alcohol-related deaths, a massive uptick in child suicide attempts, overall decline in childhood education and development and massive economic and financial harms to Canadians. An Alberta government minister recently apologized for the unjustified Covid restrictions put on Alberta’s citizens and publicly acknowledged that they were all about political control and power.