Manitoba issues nearly $77K in fines for breaking public health orders

WINNIPEG — Manitoba‚Äôs enforcement officers issued nearly $77,000 in fines to individuals and businesses for defying public health orders last week, bring the total fines issued since April 2020 across the $1 million mark.

From Jan. 4 to 10, officers ticketed six businesses as well as 42 individuals, for a total of $76,902 in fines.

The following six businesses were given $5,000 fines:

  1.  A business operating as The Great Canadian Dollar Store on Main Street in Steinbach;
  2.  Best Sleep Centre on St. James Street in Winnipeg;
  3. A business operating as Dollarama on PTH 12 North in Steinbach;
  4.  Prairie Foods on Main Avenue in Plum Coulee;
  5.  Red Apple Store on Saskatchewan Avenue East in Portage la Prairie; and
  6. Walmart Supercentre on Lakewood Boulevard in Winnipeg.

Enforcement officers also handed out 33 $1,296 fines to individuals who defied the orders for various reasons, eight $298 fines for people not wearing masks in indoor public places, as well as one $1,750 ticket to someone for breaking the Federal Quarantine Act.

During this week, enforcement officers gave out 249 warnings.

Since April 9, a total of 720 tickets have been handed out to Manitoba businesses and residents for breaking public health orders, coming to a total of $1,061,512.

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