Aggregates Company Fined $35,000 for Taking Material Off North Bay Site
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reminds aggregates companies that moving material outside of permitted areas is illegal.
On Monday September 16, 2019, Coloured Aggregates Inc. was convicted of contravening its site plan contrary to the Aggregate Resources Act. The company was fined $35,000 and given 30 days to pay.
The case was heard by Justice of the Peace Michael Kitlar in the Ontario Court of Justice in Sturgeon Falls. The court heard that between June 1 and July 31, 2017, the company extracted rock within its permitted area, then hauled it outside of the permitted area and stockpiled it there. It also upgraded an old logging road to create a new access point to the quarry. This upgraded road was partially within the permitted area and partially outside the permitted area. Both these actions were in contravention of its approved site plan.
Ministry conservation officers work tirelessly to help make sure we can all enjoy Ontario's natural resources in a safe and respectful manner. To report a natural resource violation, call the ministry TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free, or contact your local ministry office. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.
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