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February 19, 2015

Company Fined $185,000 under the Fisheries Act for Discharge to Municipal Drain

On November 6, 2014, the Alberta Provincial Court ordered Norellco Contractors Ltd. (Norellco) to pay $185,000 after Norellco pleaded guilty to one count under the Fisheries Act.This case is significant in that it represents a sizable contribution to the Environmental Damages Fund, shows that chlorinated water can be considered a contaminant and is a reminder of the multiple jurisdictions that cover discharges to water.

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