First Nations mothers fighting $35,000 in fines for going to buy groceries, diapers


A group of Manitoba mothers is awaiting a tribunal's decision after appealing $35,000 worth of tickets they received for travelling to buy groceries and diapers during a stay-at-home COVID order in January.

Kattey Hart, a mother of four in Nelson House, Manitoba told True North that she and seven other women made the decision to travel to Thompson an hour away on Jan. 20 to buy much-needed essentials including baby food, infant supplements and milk. Hart said the grocery store in the NCN was closed and that the community's paid grocery delivery system was far behind schedule.

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