Halifax man charged after non-essential travel

Cheticamp RCMP has charged a man for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 10, 2021, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been speeding on the Cabot Trail in St. Joseph Du Moine. Upon speaking with the driver, police learned that the man was from Halifax and had been travelling to Cape Breton to hike the Skyline Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Police charged the man under the Health Protection Act for non-essential travel outside of the municipality where the man primarily resides. The ticket carries a fine amount of $2,422.00.

The RCMP is reminding everyone to follow all public health orders and municipal bylaws. We all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The RCMP would like to thank Nova Scotians for their continued support, and express appreciation to the vast majority who are adhering to the directives outlined by the provincial government. For more information, visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.

Source: Release #notw

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