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Regina woman fined $2,800 for allegedly violating COVID-19 private gathering limit

Regina police said they issued a ticket to a 33-year-old woman for allegedly having 12 people at a private gathering in violation of a public health order.
Regina police said they issued a ticket to a 33-year-old woman for allegedly having 12 people at a private gathering in violation of a public health order. File / Global News

A Regina woman has been ticketed for allegedly breaching a public health order limiting the size of gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Regina police said they went to a home in the 3100 block of Arens Road on Sunday afternoon for a report of a gathering that violated the public health order.

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Officers said there were 12 people at the gathering. Private gatherings are currently limited to five people.

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Police said they informed the residents they were violating the public health order and returned to the home on Nov. 24 to issue a ticket to the 33-year-old woman.

The ticket has a voluntary payment option of $2,800, police said.

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Police said they are not naming the woman and are urging everyone to become familiar with all public health orders in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There is more at stake than tickets and fines,” police said in a release Wednesday.

“We all have a responsibility when it comes to community health and safety.”

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