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RCMP, Manitoba hand out fines for those flouting COVID-19 rules

Portage La Prairie RCMP responded to a fatal collision that cost one man his life and put another in hospital. Getty Images

Manitoba RCMP have handed out an additional eight fines to people who are not following the COVID-19 rules under the latest public health order, and the province has handed out 32.

RCMP said between Nov. 2 and Nov. 13, they were called 253 times about the novel coronavirus.

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Those fined include:

  • Two Cross Lake men who were not self-isolating;
  • One Winnipeg teen for travelling to northern Manitoba;
  • A man from The Pas for not self-isolating;
  • A Fisher Branch man for not self-isolating;
  • A St-Pierre-Jolys woman for having more than five people in her home; and
  • Two women in Peguis for not self-isolating.

RCMP have fined 50 people for flouting COVID-19 rules since April, and have issued 119 warnings.

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Those who wish to report a violation can call 1-866-626-4862.

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Manitoba handed out 32 tickets during the same period, according to the province.

“Across the province during the past week, a total of 32 tickets were issued for various offences including large gathering sizes, failure to quarantine and a northern travel violation,” said the province in a news release.

The province did not provide a specific breakdown.

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