Kings District RCMP have charged 26 people, as well as an organization, after violating Nova Scotia's Health Protection Act.
At approximately 11:15 a.m. yesterday morning, police were notified of a faith gathering being held at a local church in Weston. Police attended the church and determined that a faith gathering was preparing to start. The faith gathering continued against police direction. Police charged 26 people and the organization under the Health Protection Act for having a faith gathering contrary to public health restrictions. 13 males and 13 females were issued tickets with a fine amount of $2,422.00. The fine issued to the organization was $11,622.50
Police had responded to a similar complaint at the location on May 2, 2021 and a warning was issued at that time as restrictions had recently changed to no longer allow faith gatherings. The organization was advised that continued faith gatherings would likely result in fines being issued.
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/.
File # 2021-632485, 2021-632576, 2021-632522, 2021-632486