$181K In COVID Fines Last Week

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Premier Brian Pallister gave a COVID-19 enforcement update this morning.

A total of 202 warnings and 100 tickets worth $181,574 in fines were issued last week. That’s up from $126,082 the week before.

Last week’s tickets include:

• 22 $5,000 tickets to businesses for various offences;
• 48 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences;
• 23 $298 tickets for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places; and
• seven band bylaw tickets were issued by Manitoba First Nations Police Service.

He also provided an update on enforcement efforts related to religious services at two churches over the weekend.

The Church of God Restoration received a business fine of $5,000, while individuals received a total of six tickets for $1,296 each. One $1,296 ticket was issued for the service at Springs Church. Several tickets are pending, including a business fine of $5,000. Investigations related to these services are ongoing and further tickets are expected to follow.