COVID-19 enforcement officers handed out 17 tickets last week for not following public health restrictions.

Eight $1,296 tickets were issued to individuals for various offences. All but one of the $1,296 tickets were issued for private gatherings that went against current public health orders.

Seven $298 tickets were issued for not wearing a mask in an indoor public place.

The Church Of God Restoration in Steinbach was fined twice last week, totalling $10,000.

Health officials say that the number of fines issued continues to decline.