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  • Golf Course fined $6,000 for Water Resources Act Violations

    London -Caradoc Sands Golf Course Ltd. pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $6,000 for taking greater than 50,000 litres of water per day without a Permit to Take Water (PTTW), contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act.

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  • The Kinsmen Club fined $2,000 for Safe Drinking Water Act Violations

    Stratford - The Kinsmen Club of Stratford Incorporated pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $2,000 for failing to ensure that no drinking water was supplied after a shutdown period of seven or more consecutive days until samples were taken and tested, contrary to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

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  • Waste and Obstruction Violations Result in $23,000 Fine under the EPA

    Toronto - Waste Container Services Inc. (WCS) and company President Geoffrey Jardine pleaded guilty to two offences and were fined $23,000 for disposing waste at a site not approved to accept waste, and obstructing a Provincial Officer, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

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  • Construction Companies and an Individual fined $95,000 for Waste Disposal Violations

    Ottawa - SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc., Dragados Canada Inc., and EllisDon Corporation pleaded guilty to one offence each and were each fined $30,000 for being a generator of liquid industrial waste, permitting the waste to leave its control by a non-approved waste transportation contractor, and failing to complete a waste manifest, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

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  • Ontario Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Environmental Protection

    Ontario is recognizing the outstanding efforts of local champions doing their part to protect the environment and helping Ontario achieve its commitment to transition to a zero-waste, low-carbon and growing economy.

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  • Fuel Company Fined $40,000 for Environmental Protection Act (EPA) Violations

    Windsor - Sterling Fuels Limited pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $40,000 for discharging a contaminant, namely Bunker "C' Oil, into the natural environment that may have caused an adverse effect, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

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  • Ontario Strengthening Protections for Water Resources

    As part of the province's plan to strengthen groundwater protection for future generations, Ontario will be charging water bottling companies an additional $500 fee to take groundwater.

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  • Cheese Manufacturer fined $13,000 for Ontario Water Resource Act Violations

    Barrie - Silani Sweet Cheese Limited pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $13,000 for failing to ensure that every Operator holds a license applicable to that type of wastewater treatment facility, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA).

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  • Golf Course fined $8,000 for Failing to cleanup an illegal waste site

    Sault Ste. Marie - Crimson Ridge Golf Inc. pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $8,000 for failing to comply with a ministry order requiring it to remediate an improper waste disposal site set up without a ministry approval, contrary to the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

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  • Solar Farm Sub Contractor fined $600,000 for Discharging Sediment to and Impairing Water Quality in Adjacent Streams

    Cobourg -2280577 Ontario Inc. (formerly Naylor Renewable Energy Inc.) pleaded guilty to three offences and was fined $600,000 for causing or permitting the discharge of sediment-laden stormwater and impairing the quality of the water, failing to notify the ministry of the discharge, and failing to employ best management practices for stormwater management, sediment and erosion control as required by the ministry approval, contrary to the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA) and the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).

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