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

Portage La Prairie RCMP arrested a woman early Saturday morning. 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.

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.
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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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