Between August 21, 2020, and January 1, 2021, the province has issued hundreds of tickets to people and businesses for breaking B.C.'s COVID-19 rules.
The government issued a news release on Tuesday, January 5 that extended the province's state of emergency to January 19 and outlined the tickets that have been given out thus far.
According to the release, that number includes 103 tickets for $2,300 that went to homeowners or organizers who hosted gatherings or events.
Another 450 fines of $230 went to people who wouldn't listen or comply with law enforcement when being told to follow the rules.
There were also 21 tickets issued to places that broke the food and liquor laws.
On top of all that, 77 violation tickets were given to people who broke their quarantine. Those totalled in at $84,266.25.
“Most British Columbians are following public health orders, and that’s what will help us get case numbers back down,” said Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth.
“Having said that, we’re continuing to use enforcement and fines for those who insist on putting lives at risk by ignoring orders. We continue to strengthen the tools officials need to keep people safe, and we won’t hesitate to use them.”
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