Saskatchewan town and two others fined $51K for illegal waste disposal

Saskatchewan town and two others fined $51K for illegal waste disposal

A town in Saskatchewan (Cabri), Swift Current contractor Knutson Excavating and a private rural landowner were charged fines totaling $51,000.

A Saskatchewan town, Swift Current contractor Knutson Excavating and a private rural landowner are facing a fine totaling $51,000.

A Saskatchewan town, Swift Current contractor Knutson Excavating and a private rural landowner are facing a fine totaling $51,000

The fines are a result of material from demolished houses after being illegally burned at nighttime, violating environmental laws.

According to the province of Saskatchewan, conservation officers in Swift Current were informed of the offenses from the Turn in Poachers and Polluters line (TIPP).

Investigators discovered five houses in the community northwest of Swift Current were demolished burned. Four of the homes belonged to the Town of Cabri and the other to the rural landowner where the material was burned.

All three parties pleaded guilty to the offenses under The Environmental Management and Protection Act and regulations, as well as The Municipal Refuse Management Regulations, the province said.

The Town of Cabri and Knutson Excavating were fined $21,000 each, while the rural landowner received a $9,000 fine.

The province stated the money from the fines will go to the province’s Impacted Sites Fund, which supports municipalities to clean up abandoned and environmentally impacted sites.

Possible violations of wildlife, fisheries, forestry or environmental laws can be reported to Saskatchewan’s TIPP line at 1-800-667-7561 or by calling #5555 from a SaskTel cellular device.

The province said violations can also be reported online at Saskatcewan.ca/tipp.

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