Food truck in Yarmouth fined for Health Protection Act violation

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 A food truck in Nova Scotia has been fined more than $11,000 for a violation under the province's Health Protection Act. (RCMP - image credit)
A food truck in Nova Scotia has been fined more than $11,000 for a violation under the province's Health Protection Act. (RCMP - image credit)

RCMP in Yarmouth, N.S., have charged a business for violating Nova Scotia's Health Protection Act.

Police say they got a complaint around noon Thursday about a food truck in the town.

According to a release, officers found none of the employees were wearing masks. The owner reportedly told police that they refused to wear masks because the health restrictions were not the "law."

RCMP issued a fine for $11,622.50.

Halifax District RCMP fine 10

Halifax District RCMP ticketed 10 people for violations of the Health Protection Act.

Early Thursday, the RCMP stopped a vehicle on Highway 7 near Port Dufferin on the Eastern Shore.

Police said the four people in the vehicle were from the Sipekne'katik area and charged the men for non-essential travel outside of their municipality. The men were handed $2,422 fines each.

After 10 p.m. Thursday, police said they saw six people in Eastern Passage who were not physically distanced. Police handed all six a fine for $2,422 each.

Police have handed out more than 800 tickets related to COVID-19, but few people have voluntarily paid them.

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