Police issue $20,000 in fines at Halifax house party

A Halifax Regional Police emblem is seen on a police officer in Halifax on July 2, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

Police have fined 10 people for violating the Health Protection Act, after responding to a Halifax house party early Saturday morning.

Around 12:30 a.m. on May 1, officers say they received a third hand report of a "loud party" at a residence in the 2000 to 3000 block of Parker Street.

When police attended the residence, they found 10 occupants inside, an excess of the provincially mandated gathering limits.

Each occupant was issued a $2,000 fine for failing to comply with the Health Protection Act.

On April 28, Public Health put new restrictions in place which limits gatherings to your household bubble.

Small households with two or less people can socialize with two additional people but they must be the same two people all of the time.