ST. PETER’S: Two residents from outside Nova Scotia were charged and fined by the RCMP for failing to self-isolate.

Richmond County District RCMP said they charged two men, ages 48 and 55, with violating the Health Protection Act. The men were also each fined $2,000 plus a victim surcharge of $422, Nova Scotia RCMP Cpl. Chris Marshall told The Reporter.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 3, police said they were told two men had arrived from outside Nova Scotia and were failing to self-isolate.

“Richmond County RCMP responded after a member of the public made a complaint about the two men,” Marshall said. “The men were located by RCMP members at a business in St. Peter’s which prompted an investigation. Through their investigation, police established that the two men were failing to self-isolate and both were charged under the Health Protection Act.”

The RCMP reminded the public to follow all public health orders and municipal bylaws, and thanked the “vast majority” who are adhering to the rules.

“We all need to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” the RCMP added in a press release.