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$5,060 in COVID-19 fines given to partying UBC students

Last Updated Feb 17, 2021 at 6:15 pm PST

FILE - The UBC sign is pictured at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Mounties handed out thousands of dollars in COVID-19 fines to UBC students on Saturday

Two fines went to organizers and two other tickets went to people for a total of $5,060

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Some partying students at UBC were fined for violating public health orders Saturday night, with more than $5,000 in tickets handed out by Mounties.

Two $2,300 tickets went to organizers of the social gathering and two $230 fines were given to people.

The University RCMP insists it has been working with UBC to educated students and warn against gathering on campus for several months.

“We are now a year into this pandemic, people are well aware of the orders and we all have to do our part,” says Const. Christina Martin, media relations officer.

Students are being reminded to only interact with their core group, which is either the people they live with or if a student lives alone, only one or two people.

Students who defy the health orders could face non-academic disciplinary actions, according to UBC.