Manitoba businesses that fail to adhere to COVID-19 public health orders continue to be fined by the province, including some repeat offenders this week.
The owners of Monstrosity Burger and Tuxedo Village Family Restaurant, who have openly opposed the orders, were slapped with four tickets over $ 5,000, according to the province’s latest compliance report.
That equates to a dozen such fines in the past three weeks for Corydon Avenue restaurants, whose owners have described the restrictions as amounting to “fascism” and “tyranny” in social media posts.
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A crowdfunding account aimed at helping companies pay mounting fines stood at just under $ 5,400 on Thursday morning.
Other businesses that received fines include Chaise Cafe and Lounge, another Corydon Avenue restaurant that sparked controversy early in the pandemic for violations of social distancing restrictions.
Chaise received three $ 5,000 tickets this week.
Two MORFIT training centers in Winnipeg also received a combined total of three $ 5,000 tickets.
Bong Traders Paraphernalia Co. on Main Street was fined $ 1,296.
At Winkler, Del Rios Family Restaurant, Iceburg Drive-In, and Twister’s Burgers Fries & Malts were all tagged with the same fine.
The Steinbach companies Great Canadian Oil Change ($ 5,000) and Retro Chique ($ 1,296) also featured on this week’s offender list.
Tuxedo restaurants hit with COVID-19 fines
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