Halifax police have fined six people $1,000 each for two separate social gatherings that failed to comply with provincial COVID-19 restrictions.
Police say they received a report just after midnight of a social gathering that was exceeding provincially mandated gathering limits at a residence on Walnut Street in the city.
Officers responded and issued summary offence tickets to four men.
Shortly after, police responded to a noise complaint at a residence on Brunswick Street and ticketed a man and a woman after determining that there were more than 10 people at the gathering.
Under rules in place since mid-December, only 10 people are allowed to gather in a home.
That includes all household members.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 20, 2021.