Posts Tagged ‘natural resources’

American Fined for Costs of Northern Ontario Forest Fire Supression

American Fined for Costs of Northern Ontario Forest Fire Supression

$4,027 Fine and Costs of Forest Fire Suppression A Minnesota man has been fined and ordered to pay forest fire suppression costs under the Forest Fires Prevention Act. Timothy Brown of St. Paul was fined $500 for starting a fire without a permit. He was also ordered to pay $3,527 for the cost of [Read more]

Anglers Fined $3,000 for Catching Walleye Out of Season

Anglers Fined $3,000 for Catching Walleye Out of Season

Two Northwestern Ontario residents have been fined $1,500 each for catching and keeping walleye out of season.    Kristi Kasprick of Beardmore and Kenneth Labbe of Thunder Bay pleaded guilty to fishing for walleye during the closed season and were each fined $1,500. Court heard that on May 15, [Read more]

FONOM Message Delivered At State of the North Summit

FONOM Message Delivered At State of the North Summit

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) participated in Ontario’s first ever State of the North Summit hosted by The Empire Club of Canada on April 2, 2015 in Toronto. The event, which consisted of expert panelists representing industry, municipal and First [Read more]

Fined $43,000 for Unlicensed Operation of Aggregate Pit

Fined $43,000 for Unlicensed Operation of Aggregate Pit

John Wlad and Sons Construction Limited pleaded guilty to operating an aggregate pit on Crown land without a permit. The court heard that John Wlad and Sons Construction Limited own a private land pit in McCart Township, near Iroquois Falls. On May 1, 2014, a Ministry of Natural Resources and [Read more]

Marrying Conservation and Economic Growth : A How-To Guide

Marrying Conservation and Economic Growth : A How-To Guide

Canada is at a turning point when it comes to resource development and conservation. I’m an ecologist and conservationist by training. Born in the United States, I helped coordinate the first Earth Day and create the first Department of Environmental Protection. I worked to establish protective [Read more]

Ontario Parks 15th Year Recognizing Summer Student Excellence

Ontario Parks 15th Year Recognizing Summer Student Excellence

Ontario is providing support to student employees for demonstrating excellent performance while working in Ontario Parks. Now in its 15th year, the Ontario Parks Partners Bursary Awards recognize summer students each year for their commitment to great work, unparalleled service, and leadership in [Read more]

Two Hunters Nabbed in Licence Scam

Two Hunters Nabbed in Licence Scam

Two hunters have pleaded guilty to obtaining hunting licences through false or misleading information. Mikulas Huttner of Thunder Bay was fined $850 and Eduard Jendek of Slov-Grob, Slovakia, was fined $2,000. The court also prohibited Jendek from hunting in Ontario for four years. Court heard that [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]

Timmins Mining Company Fined $60,000 for Improper Tailings Construction

Timmins Mining Company Fined $60,000 for Improper Tailings Construction

A Timmins mining company has been fined $60,000 for contraventions of the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act. The Ministry of Natural Resources laid the charges against Liberty Mines, now known as Northern Sun Mining, after mining officials reported a minor breech in their tailings dam in 2010. The [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

Last Thursday Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller released his annual report. The report outlined how the governing liberals have virtually dismantled all existing environmental protections within the province. The Commissioner laid out how major changes within the budget give the [Read more]

NDP MPP VANTHOF MISLEADS NORTHERNERS ON MNR TRANSFORMATION

NDP MPP VANTHOF MISLEADS NORTHERNERS ON MNR TRANSFORMATION

From: David Orazietti, M.P.P.  Sault Ste. Marie Conveniently Forgets his NDP Government Hacked $107 million from MNR SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – In a recent media release, NDP MPP John Vanthof, of Timiskaming-Cochrane, misleadingly claimed* that MNR’s internal reorganization will hurt Northern [Read more]

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Announces Planned Departure of CSO

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Announces Planned Departure of CSO

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Announces Planned Departure of Steven Raguz, Chief Strategy Officer CLEVELAND /PRNewswire/ — Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) (Paris: CLF) today announced that Steven Raguz, executive vice president, corporate strategy and communications & chief [Read more]

FONOM Executive Holds ‘Full and Frank, Candid’ Meetings with Premier and Ministers

FONOM Executive Holds ‘Full and Frank, Candid’ Meetings with Premier and Ministers

Alan Spacek, Mayor of Kapuskasing, and President of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), expressed his satisfaction with a high level meeting held with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Cabinet Members Zimmer, Orazetti, Gravelle, Jeffrey, Murray and Parliamentary Assistant to the [Read more]

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