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Two in Nova Scotia charged for breaking COVID-19 health restrictions

RCMP charge men for refusing to wear masks in Upper Tantallon business

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caption Reminders to wear masks and provide proof of vaccinations outside of the entrance at a Halifax pub. Police have charged 13 people in the Halifax area over the past week for not complying with public health orders.
Gabrielle Brunette

Two men have been issued summary offence tickets for failing to comply with masking requirements in Upper Tantallon.

Halifax District RCMP were called to a business on Hammonds Plains Road at 6:10 p.m. on Jan. 15. The men were unmasked and refusing to leave the business without service.

They were then both arrested for causing a disturbance, according to a release from the RCMP.

A 20-year-old man identified himself to police and was issued only the summary offence ticket.

The other man, 24, refused to identify himself and was also charged with obstructing justice and causing a disturbance in addition to the ticket. Now released from custody, he is expected in court on Feb. 14.

In Halifax, 11 summary offence tickets were issued on Jan. 16.

Police responded at 12:40 a.m. to reports of a party in a residence on Bayers Road, according to a release from the city. Provincial guidelines cap indoor gatherings at 10 people.

Summary offence tickets for not complying with public health orders come with a maximum fine of $2,422.

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