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Over $56K in COVID-19 fines issued to Manitobans last week

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: June 29, 2021 10:50

Province says 29 tickets were issued in relation to gatherings at private homes or outdoors

Image: Brandon police service

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

The province says from June 21 to June 27 , a total of 62 warnings and 37 tickets were issued, totaling $56,070.

They include;
- 31 $1,296 tickets to individuals;
- three $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places; and
-  three $5,000 tickets to businesses

Enforcement officials say that 29 of the 31 $1,296 tickets issued in relation to gatherings in private residences or outdoors, and two were for failure to self-isolate.

Meanwhile, as Canada Day approaches, Manitobans are reminded that all current public health orders remain in effect including gathering size limits. In addition, schools wishing to host modified graduation ceremonies must adhere to the public health orders and guidelines in effect at the time the ceremonies take place. More information about year-end graduation events is available at Year-End Graduation Events.

Manitobans are also advised that conservation and park patrol officers are enforcing public health and state of emergency orders within provincial parks, and issued one ticket to an individual over the past week related to a gathering size.

Since enforcement efforts began in April 2020, a total of 4,972 warnings and 2,016 tickets have been issued, resulting in more than $2.7 million in fines to businesses and individuals.

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