Police break up Halifax party, fine 22 people for breaching health orders

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HALIFAX — Police in Halifax say they broke up a party Friday night and ticketed 22 people for failing to comply with public health orders.

Halifax Regional Police issued a release this morning saying they were called to a "large social gathering" near Dalhousie University at about 1 a.m.

Police say the number of people at the house exceeded the limit allowed under current pandemic-related health orders.

The release says officers issued 22 summary offence tickets, each carrying a fine of $1,000.

Earlier this week, Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin announced a month-long lockdown for Halifax and surrounding communities beginning Friday morning.

The restrictions limit outdoor and indoor gatherings to five people and prohibit large gatherings, including social events, festivals, sports and wedding receptions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 24, 2021.

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