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Tugboat owners ordered to pay largest single spill fine under Fisheries Act

On October 13, 2016, the tug boat Nathan E. Stewart ran aground at Edge Reef near Bella Bella, British Columbia, resulting in the release of approximately 107,552 litres (28,412 gallons) of diesel fuel and 2,240 litres (591 gallons) of lubricants. Both substances are deleterious to fish and … Continue reading

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First conviction for an offence under the federal Environmental Emergency Regulations

Environment Canada reports that Panther Industries (Alberta) Inc. pleaded guilty on July 28, 2015 in Alberta Provincial Court to offences under the Fisheries Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), and the Environmental Emergency Regulations, related to a spill of hydrochloric acid … Continue reading

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