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RCMP charge 8 with violating coronavirus restrictions over Acadia homecoming weekend

Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., on Oct. 27, 2018. Alexander Quon/Global News

Nova Scotia RCMP charged eight people with violating coronavirus restrictions in Wolfville, N.S., this past weekend.

It’s a period of time that coincided with the homecoming weekend of the town’s largest institution, Acadia University.

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Nova Scotia RMCP say that on Oct. 15, officers responded to a call about a large gathering on Prospect Street and charged five adults under Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Act with failing to comply with a direction, order or requirement under the act.

The fine if convicted of that charge is $697.50.

One of the individuals is also facing a charge under Wolfville’s prevention of excessive noise bylaw, which carries a $325.50 fine if found guilty.

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On Oct. 16 and 17, officers charged three adults from Nova Scotia with violating COVID-19 restrictions.

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Two were charged under Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Act. There is a fine of $582.50 if found guilty.

The other individual was charged under Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act. The individual faces a $1,000 fine if found guilty.

Over those two days, 14 other tickets were issued for illegal possession of alcohol, police said.