Province issues over $35K in COVID-19 fines to Manitobans last week

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: April 7, 2021 10:24

15 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 March 29 to April 4, a total of 42 warnings and 26 tickets were issued, totaling $35,554. 

The tickets handed out include;

- 23 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences;
- Two $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places; and
- One $5,000 fines to businesses.

Fifteen of the 23 $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 3,583 warnings and 1,146 tickets have been issued, resulting in more than $1.5 million in fines to businesses and individuals.

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