GATINEAU: Party people hit with $1,200 in fines under strict anti-gathering rules

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Arriving officers could hear the noise from outside the building and “surmised there were several people” in the apartment. Inside, the officers determined two of the five people present were not residents. “According to procedure, the officers tried an approach based on information and awareness,” police said in a release. “However, those present refused to cooperate.” The leaseholder was issued a $200 ticket (plus costs) for contravening the municipal noise bylaws. The leaseholder also received a ticket for $1,000 under the provincial Public Health Act for having held a gathering in a dwelling.