Over the past week, enforcement officials have given out dozens of COVID-19 enforcement tickets for non-compliance with the health orders.
From May 10 to 16, 70 individual tickets were given out including:
- 62 $1,296 tickets to individuals for various offences
- five $298 tickets to individuals for failure to wear a mask in indoor public places
- three $5,000 tickets to businesses
In the same week, 123 warnings were given out.
Follow-up investigations are leading to 22 more tickets being given from previous interviews, dating back to May 1.
Tickets for rallies include:
- Winkler on May 1: two
- The Forks on May 1: six
- Law Courts on May 3: 14
Justice Officials say more charges are expected as they continue their investigations for these events.
"Officials advise the choice to defy public health orders is a serious offence and violators will be held to account," they say in a statement. "If the ticket is not responded to during the response period indicated on the ticket, the individual would be default convicted and a $100 default conviction penalty would be applied. In such cases, the individual would also be prohibited from renewing a driver’s license or vehicle registration until the amount is paid."
Second offence tickets are double the original amount.