Posts Tagged ‘Conservation Officers’

Chapleau Man Fined $500 for Leaving Ice Fishing Shelter

Chapleau Man Fined $500 for Leaving Ice Fishing Shelter

A Chapleau man has pleaded guilty to leaving a structure on public land. Remi Ouimet was fined $500 under the Public Lands Act for leaving a portable ice fishing shelter on Crown land and ordered to remove it by February 1, 2015.  Court heard that in March 2014, Ministry of Natural Resources and [Read more]

Hunter Safety is a Priority

Hunter Safety is a Priority

With hunting season getting underway, Ontario hunters are reminded that safety needs to be their first priority when they head into the woods this autumn. There are a number of things that hunters can to do keep themselves, and those around them safe.  Some safety rules hunters are asked to keep [Read more]

Total of $2,900 in Fines for Big Game Hunting Violations

Total of $2,900 in Fines for Big Game Hunting Violations

Three southern Ontario men have been fined a total of $2,900 for moose and bear hunting offences in the New Liskeard area. Tyler Rasenberg, of Woodville, pleaded guilty to four hunting-related offences. He was fined $400 for hunting a bull moose without a licence, $550 for abandoning a bull moose [Read more]

Total of $1,000 in Fines for Leaving Garbage on Ice

Total of $1,000 in Fines for Leaving Garbage on Ice

Three Temiskaming Shores area men have been fined a total of $1,000 for leaving garbage on the ice of an area lake. Justin Dallaire, Jordan Sterling and Samuel Runnalls pleaded guilty to depositing material on to ice covering public land, contrary to the Public Lands Act. Dallaire was fined $500 [Read more]

Lake Sturgeon Harvest Results in Fines and 15-year Fishing Ban

Lake Sturgeon Harvest Results in Fines and 15-year Fishing Ban

A Blind River area man received a total of $500 in fines and a 15-year ban on harvesting Lake Sturgeon for illegally taking the species. Kevin Poulton, a resident of Mississauga First Nation, pleaded guilty and was fined $250 for illegally taking Lake Sturgeon and $250 for making a false statement [Read more]

Total of $2,000 in Fines for Too Many Fish

Total of $2,000 in Fines for Too Many Fish

Two southern Ontario men have pleaded guilty to possessing an over-limit of walleye. Garry Wincherook of Metcalfe and Robert Best of Lakefield were each fined $1,000 for possessing nine fish over the legal limit allowed by their sport fishing licences. The court heard that on June 10, 2014, [Read more]

Ministry Enforces 21-Day Camping Limit on Crown Land

Ministry Enforces 21-Day Camping Limit on Crown Land

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers remind campers of the 21-day camping limit on Crown land. Canadian residents may camp for free on Crown land for up to 21 days in a calendar year at any one site, except where posted otherwise. The camper and the camping unit must [Read more]

$72,500 in Fines Laid Following 2yr, Internationally Supported, Natural Resources Investigation

$72,500 in Fines Laid Following 2yr, Internationally Supported, Natural Resources Investigation

Eleven people have pleaded guilty to a total of 68 charges and been fined $72,500 for offences that took place at a hunting and fishing lodge in northwest Ontario. Steve Herbeck, former owner and operator of 1216818 Ontario Inc., carrying on business as Andy Myers Lodge, on Eagle Lake, west of [Read more]

Two Men Fined $3,500 for Illegal Deer Hunt

Two Men Fined $3,500 for Illegal Deer Hunt

Two Timmins residents have been fined a total of $3,500 for an illegal deer hunt. Roger Gagnon and Robert Pearce pleaded guilty and were fined $2,000 and $1,500 respectively for discharging a firearm from a roadway.The men are also banned from hunting in Ontario for a year. The court heard that on [Read more]

Fined $1,000 for Illegal Moose Hunting

Fined $1,000 for Illegal Moose Hunting

A Northeastern Ontario man has been fined $1,000 for illegal moose hunting. Cory Bernas of Sundridge pleaded guilty under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and was fined for hunting moose without a licence. October 7, 2013, Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers contacted a moose [Read more]

$8,000 Fine for Illegal Harvest of Crown Timber

$8,000 Fine for Illegal Harvest of Crown Timber

A Mattawa man has been fined $8,000 for the commission of two offences related to the illegal harvest of Crown timber in Papineau Township. Doug Bangs pleaded guilty to harvesting trees without the authority of a licence, an offence under Ontario’s Crown Forest Sustainability Act. A guilty plea [Read more]

Lodge Faces $3,430 in Outstanding Fees and Fines

Lodge Faces $3,430 in Outstanding Fees and Fines

A tourist operator in the Hornepayne area has been fined for failing to comply with conditions of a land use permit. Forde Lake Lodge Limited was ordered to pay $2,930.11 in outstanding fees and a $500 fine when it failed to pay its annual land use permit fees. The court heard that between July 4, [Read more]

Ontario Outdoors Card Renewal Reminder

Ontario Outdoors Card Renewal Reminder

You Need an Outdoors Card before Buying Licence Tags to Fish, Hunt in Ontario Ontario is reminding anglers and hunters to renew their Outdoors Cards. Most people need an Outdoors Card, along with a hunting or fishing licence tag, to hunt or fish in the province. The card is valid for three calendar [Read more]

Fined for Trespassing on Private Property to Hunt Moose

Fined for Trespassing on Private Property to Hunt Moose

Jeffrey Taylor of Constance Lake First Nation was fined $800 for shooting a moose on private lands after permission to hunt on the property was denied by the landowner. Court heard that on or about November 5, 2012, Taylor obtained permission from the Templeton Township landowner to use a private [Read more]

White River Area Tourism Operator to Pay $2,500 in Fines and Fees

A tourist operator in the White River area was fined for failing to comply with conditions of a Land Use Permit. 612372 Ontario Limited, operating as White River Air, was fined $2,500 when it failed to pay its annual land use permit fees. The company was also ordered to pay up to $118,500 in [Read more]

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