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Manitoba issues over $53K in COVID-19 fines to Manitobans last week

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: April 20, 2021 11:02

Eight tickets issued in relation to gatherings in private residences

Image: Brandon Police Service

The fines keep piling up as people continue violating public health orders. 

The province says, from April 12 to 18, a total of 121 warnings and 21 tickets were issued, totaling $53,594. 

The tickets include;

- 14 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences;
- four $5,000 tickets to business; and
- three $5,150 tickets to individuals under the federal quarantine act.

One of the four businesses fined for failing to follow the COVID-19 health guidelines included Original Joes in Brandon. 

Eight of the 14 $1,296 tickets issued last week were in relation to gatherings in private residences or outdoors.

Officials note that most Manitobans are doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and are following the fundamentals. However, education and enforcement remain necessary in some instances. 
The public is reminded that abusive and aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated, and criminal offences will be reported to police and investigated. 

Since enforcement efforts began in April 2020, a total of 3,804 warnings and 1,180 tickets have been issued, resulting in more than $1.6 million in fines to businesses and individuals.

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