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2 men fined $1,000 for violating COVID gathering limit

The men were part of a Friday night gathering at a Brunswick Street home in downtown Halifax
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Halifax Regional Police headquarters near Brunswick Street ( file photo)

Two men in Halifax have each received a $1,000 fine after violating Nova Scotia's COVID gathering limit.

Around 9:30 p.m. on April 23, Halifax Regional Police responded to a complaint of a gathering at a home in the 1900 block of Brunswick Street.

The caller suspected people were exceeding the provincially mandated gathering limit which was reduced to five people, both indoors and outdoors, on April 22.

The two men violated 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection Act which carries a fine of $1,000.

"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."

A few hours after that incident, 22 people were also fined $1,000 each for violating the province's gathering limit early Saturday morning at a place on Jubilee Road.

That night, HRP says it received 17 calls from Haligonians concerned about potential violations of the province's gathering limit.

"Most were found to be in compliance with regulations," the news release says.

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 CityNews Halifax's weekend editor.
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