Two men violated public health rules because of the busy night of police officers, who were called by more than a dozen for reports of collecting violations.
In a statement, Halifax police responded overnight to 17 calls from concerned citizens about possible violations of recently updated health care law regulations.
It was found that most people follow the rules.
But at 9:30 p.m., police responded to an apartment in a 1900 block of Brunswick Street in Halifax, where he suspected people were exceeding the provincial collection limits.
The two men were issued joint misdemeanor cards for non-compliance with the regulations of the Provincial Health Care Act.
Each carries a $ 1,000 fine.
The recent increase in COVID-19 cases triggered a new shutdown of the Halifax regional municipality and some surrounding areas, which took effect Friday morning, with measures including restrictions on meetings, closure of restaurants and personal services, and travel restrictions to and from locked areas.
The restriction on indoor and outdoor collection for the Halifax area has been reduced to five people, with the exception of large families living in the same home.
Hanging out the second weekend to collect fines
Nova Scotia reported 52 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the number of active cases in the province to 201.
This is the second meeting at which Halifax police issued tickets over the weekend.
Twenty-two people were given $ 1,000 for violating COVID-19 regulations after a large gathering on Jubilee Road that began Friday night.
The University of Dalhousie said some of their students attended the gathering and the school is “considering an immediate break”.