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10 people fined $2,000 for violating COVID gathering limit

The 10 people were at a 'loud party' at a Halifax home early Saturday morning
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Halifax Regional Police has fined 10 people in Halifax for violating Nova Scotia's COVID gathering limit.

At around 12:30 a.m. on May 1, police received a report of a loud party at a residence in the 2000-3000 block of Parker Street in central Halifax.

Police arrived at the scene and issued 10 tickets under 71 (1)(b) of the Health Protection Act for failing to comply with the Act and its regulations which now carries a fine of $2,000.

The total fine equates to $20,000.

As Nova Scotia continues to report high numbers of COVID-19 cases, the province declared a two-week lockdown starting April 28.

For the lockdown, Nova Scotians can only gather indoors or outdoors with people living in their household. Households of two or fewer people can socialize with one or two others but they must be the same people throughout the lockdown.

"HRP is reminding everyone to follow the current public health measures related to the COVID-19 emergency," a news release says.

"We strongly advise members of the public to educate and re-educate themselves on these public health directives and COVID-19 enforcement measures, including, those related to illegal gatherings and associated fines."

Chris Stoodley

About the Author: Chris Stoodley

Chris was born and raised in Halifax. After graduating from the journalism program at King's, he started as's weekend editor.
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