Edmonton Journal - April 10th
An Alberta firm that violated the province’s Water Act at one of its work sites in the oilsands has been fined $100,000, with a majority of funds earmarked to establish wetlands that contain plants of cultural significance to aboriginal communities.
In provincial court in Fort McMurray last month, Grizzly Oil Sands ULC pleaded guilty to breaching conditions of a water usage licence obtained in conjunction with construction and exploration activities at one of its bitumen mining properties in the region.
As part of its sentence, $90,688 is being used to bankroll a revegetation project near Conklin in which plants for food, medicinal and spiritual purposes will be reintroduced, including Sweetgrass, paper birch, Labrador tea, bearberry, bog cranberry and dwarf raspberry. The remaining $9,312 will be paid as a fine. ... Click here to read more.