RCMP fine N.S. business $7,500 for staying open during state of emergency
Nova Scotia RCMP have fined a business in Millbrook, N.S. $7,500 for staying open as a non-essential business during the provincially declared state of emergency.
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia RCMP have fined a business in Millbrook, N.S. $7,500 for staying open as a non-essential business during the provincially-declared state of emergency.
In a release issued Monday, RCMP say they have charged a business under the Health Protection Act for failing to comply with Part 1 of the Act and remaining open as a non-essential business.
The RCMP say that the owner of the unnamed business was given repeated warnings, but remained open.
Saturday, the owner was charged with corporation failing to comply with Part 1 of the Health Protection Act, and given a fine of $7,500.
RCMP have not revealed the name or nature of the business.
This is the first instance of a business being fined under the current state of emergency.
On March 22, the province declared a state of emergency, giving law enforcement the authority to issue summary offence tickets to people who are not following the Health Protection Act.
Two individuals were fined on Sunday in different parts of the province.
Halifax police issued their first ticket under the Emergency Measures Act to a woman who was in Point Pleasant Park, fining her $697.50.