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RCMP breaks up party attended by more than 75 students in Wolfville, N.S.

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Nova Scotia RCMP say they dispersed a Thursday night party of more than 75 students in Wolfville, N.S, the home of Acadia University.

Police say they received a complaint around 11 p.m. about a large party on Bay Street.

They say the main resident of the home was issued a ticket for failing to comply with a social distancing order, under the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act.

The fine for this violation is up to the courts, but can be up to $697.50.

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Earlier this week, hosts of three different parties in Antigonish, the home of St. Francis Xavier University, were also ticketed with this violation.

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Sgt. Andrew Joyce told Global News some of the Antigonish parties had 50 to 70 attendees.

One of the parties was attended by an individual who did not properly self-isolate for 14 days after travelling outside the Atlantic bubble. The same party was attended by a large group of St. FX athletes.

Following the incident, the university posted that athletics practice and training privileges have been suspended for all St. FX varsity teams until Oct. 19 and pending on the outcome of an investigation.

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In Nova Scotia, gatherings are limited to 10 people when social distancing isn’t possible. If physical distance is possible, 50 people are allowed to gather.

RCMP have previously charged students in the province for failing to distance, as well as failing to self-isolate.

Global News has reached to Acadia University for comment.

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