COVID-19 fine for business after “loud music” heard inside

Police have charged a business for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act.

Police received reports that an establishment in downtown Halifax was operating contrary to regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. Police observed people entering the business and heard loud music coming from inside the establishment. Yesterday, officers issued a summary offence ticket in the amount of $11,622.50 to the business under section 71 (1) (a) of the Health Protection Act for failing to comply with the act and its regulations.

HRP is reminding everyone to follow the current public health measures related to the COVID-19 emergency. We strongly advise members of the public to continue to educate themselves on these public health directives and COVID-19 enforcement measures, including those related to illegal gatherings and associated fines, at

Enforcement of these restrictions remains a vital part of the overall strategy to curb the pandemic. We all must follow the rules and do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. More information on what you can do to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is available on the Halifax Regional Police website

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