Operations Division Prosecutions

Charged Is: Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County

Next Court Appearance: January 22, 2019 in Whitecourt Provincial Court

Date Charges Laid: September 7, 2018

Date Of Alleged Offences: Variously - on or between Sept 23-26, 2016; Sept 12 - Nov 28, 2016; Sept 29 - Nov 28, 2016

Description: Allegedly did: knowingly, or otherwise, contravene a term or condition of an approval; change the activity, manner in which the activity is carried on, or any machinery, equipment or process that is related to the carrying on of the activity, without an amendment to an approval authorizing the change.

Contraventions: Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, 227(d),(e); 67(1);

Charged Is: The City of Edmonton

Next Court Appearance: January 11, 2019 in Edmonton Provincial Court

Date Charges Laid: August 8, 2018

Date Of Alleged Offences: Variously - on or between May 11 and September 9, 2016; on or about May 11, 2016.

Description: Allegedly did: release a substance into the environment that caused significant adverse effect; failed to report the release; used, applied, supplied, handled, transported, displayed, stored or disposed of a pesticide in a manner or at a time or place that caused or was likely to cause and adverse effect; distributed, used, applied or handled a pesticide except in accordance with the label.

Contraventions: Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation, 33(a); Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, 110(1); 109(2); 163(1);

Charged Is: Hnatko, Bobby Fred and Western Air Spray Inc.

Next Court Appearance: December 12, 2018 in Slave Lake Provincial Court

Date Charges Laid: June 22, 2018

Date Of Alleged Offences: Variously - on or between June 23, 2016, and September 1, 2016; on or about July 18, 2016; on or between June 23, 2016, and July 7, 2016; on or between August 15, 2016, and September 1, 2016.

Description: Allegedly did: use or apply a pesticide listed in Schedule 2 without either being the holder of an Aerial class pesticide applicator certificate or working under the supervision of an applicator holding an Aerial class pesticide applicator certificate; provided false or misleading information to the Director; did offer or provide a service involving the use or application of a pesticide listed in Schedule 2 for hire or reward without being the holder of a valid pesticide service registration.

Contraventions: Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, 198(1)(i); Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation, 3(1); 7(1)(a);

Charged Is: Moore's Industrial Service Ltd.

Next Court Appearance: January 28, 2019 in Calgary Provincial Court

Date Charges Laid: June 1, 2018

Date Of Alleged Offences: On or between June 11 and 13, 2016

Description: Allegedly did: improperly dispose of waste; release or permit the release of a substance into the environment that may cause, is causing or has caused an adverse effect and fails to report that release to the Director as soon as they knew or ought to have known of the release; fail to take all reasonable measures to repair, remedy and confine the effects of the substance; fail to take all reasonable measures to remediate, manage, remove or otherwise dispose of the substance

Contraventions: Waste Control Regulation, 23; Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, 110(1), 112(1)(a)(i), 112(1)(a)(ii), 176, 192;

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