Student from outside Atlantic region fined for failing to isolate in Nova Scotia


The RCMP in Wolfville, N.S., have handed a $1,000 fine to a university student from outside the Atlantic region for failing to self-isolate.

The Mounties issued a statement Saturday saying the student violated the provincial Health Protection Act.

RCMP spokesman Const. Steve Plamondon says the Mounties in the Kings District received a complaint on Thursday and the fine was issued later that day.

Plamondon couldn't say where the student attended school or where they had come from.

On Friday, Sainte-Anne University in Church Point, N.S., announced it had expelled a student who failed to self-isolate earlier this month and later tested positive for COVID-19.

Aside from certain essential workers, anyone arriving in Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic region must remain isolated for 14 days.