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  • Company And Director Fined $8,000 For Environmental Protection Act (EPA) Violations

    Hamilton - 2172936 Ontario Ltd. and company director, Angelo Salciccioli pleaded guilty to one offence each and were fined a total of $8,000 for using an automotive paint spray booth without registering the equipment on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR), contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

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  • Lancaster Golf Course Fined $3,000 For Pesticides Violations

    Cornwall - Lancaster company, 148247 Canada Inc. pleaded guilty to three offences for failing to comply with a ministry order, contrary to the Pesticides Act (PA). It was fined $3,000, given two suspended sentences and ordered by the court to complete the actions required by the ministry order.

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  • Farm Fined $4,000 For Nutrient Management Act Violations

    L'Orignal - 1048547 Ontario Inc. pleaded guilty to two offences and was fined $4,000 for failing to possess a Land Application Schedule (LAS) while applying non-agricultural source material (NASM) and failing to provide advanced notice to the ministry regarding the application of NASM, contrary to the Nutrient Management Act.

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  • Kitchener Resident Fined $2,000 For Drinking Water Violation

    Kitchener - Robert Leader pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $2,000 for operating a municipal drinking water system, specifically, tapping a commissioned water main without a certified drinking water operator present, contrary to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

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  • Ontario Passes New Waste-Free Ontario Act

    Today, Ontario passed legislation that will divert more waste from landfills, create jobs and help fight climate change.

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  • Companies Fined $16,000 For Waste Violations

    Cayuga - 2293330 Ontario Inc. and Sittler Excavating Limited each pleaded guilty to one offence and were fined $8,000 each for the offence of depositing waste upon land which is not a ministry approved waste disposal site, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

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  • Belleville Company Fined $30,000 For Non-compliance

    Belleville - MAC 5 Corp. and Arnold MacLauchlan were convicted of five offences each and were fined a total of $30,000 for non-compliance with two Provincial Officer's Orders, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA).

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  • Kingston Resident Fined $5,000 For Waste Violations

    Kingston - Andrew Larabie pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $5,000 for failing to take all precautions necessary to prevent asbestos waste from becoming airborne, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

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  • Employees Fined $10,000 For Water Violations

    Windsor - Dennis Rivest and Frank Martens were found guilty of one offence each and were fined $5,000 each for a total of $10,000, for discharging or causing/permitting the discharge of a material into a water course that may impair the quality of the water, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA).

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  • Ontario Investing Up To $100M in Renewable Natural Gas

    Ontario is leading the fight against climate change by investing up to $100 million in cap and trade proceeds over four years to support the introduction of renewable natural gas.

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  • School Fined $2,000 For Water Violations

    Kitchener - Canadian Independent College pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $2,000 for failing to ensure that adjustments to water treatment equipment are carried out only by trained persons, contrary to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

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  • Ontario Posts Final Cap and Trade Regulation

    Ontario has finalized the rules for its new cap and trade program to limit greenhouse gas pollution, reward innovative companies, generate opportunities for investment in Ontario and create jobs while moving to a low-carbon economy.

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  • Excavation Company Fined $3,500 For Waste Violations

    Ottawa - An Ottawa company, 8803129 Canada Limited also known as Ottawa Excavations pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $3,500 plus a victim fine surcharge of $875 for unlawful deposit of solid non-hazardous demolition waste at an unapproved location, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).      

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