In less than 10 days, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers in Burnaby issued nearly $10,000 worth of fines to people for violating COVID-19 emergency orders.
In the service’s monthly COVID-19 enforcement update, the RCMP revealed that officers responded to a total of 40 complaints and issued six tickets in March.
COVID Compliance Enforcement Team (CCET) officers gave out four $2,300 tickets to party hosts for violating the Emergency Program Act.
One of the incidents occurred on March 14, another on March 15, and two took place on March 20.
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As well, police issued two $230 tickets to men who refused to wear masks while inside businesses. One ticket was given out on March 15, and the other on March 22.
The RCMP said officers also conducted “numerous” proactive checks of restaurants, lounges, and businesses last month.
CCET and city bylaw officers will “continue to conduct regular patrols through businesses,” the service said.