The province wasn't joking around when they introduced new COVID-19 fines in B.C. for people who break the rules.

In just the first week of announcing upgraded fines for those involved in large gatherings, the province dished out 10 separate tickets, according to an update on Tuesday, September 1.

To those few who are not complying, there will be consequences.


B.C. Premier John Horgan

Six $2,000 fines and four $200 tickets were given out, he said; the costlier penalties are usually reserved for party organizers while the latter is for individuals promoting unsafe gatherings.

During the same update, the province again extended its record-shattering state of emergency for the 13th time in a row.

B.C. recently surpassed 1,000 active cases provincewide, and the provincial health officer warned locals to step back their social interactions or be faced with even more spread.

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