RCMP fines two people for violating Health Protection Act

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RCMP fines two people for violating Health Protection Act

Halifax District RCMP has charged a man and a woman for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act in two separate instances.

At approximately 3 p.m. on May 17, police responded to a call of a man refusing to wear a mask inside a business on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville. Police attended and located the man. He received a ticket for failing to wear a mask in a public place.

At 11:30 p.m. on May 17, police were on patrol and stopped a vehicle on Memory Lane in Musquodoboit Harbour. Police learned that the driver was from Indian Brook. Police charged the woman under the Health Protection Act for non-essential travel outside of the municipality where the woman primarily resides.

The tickets for both offences each carry a fine amount of​ $2,422.00.

The RCMP is reminding everyone to follow all public health orders and municipal bylaws. We all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The RCMP would like to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, and express appreciation to the vast majority who are adhering to the directives outlined by the provincial government. For more information, visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

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