Alberta Government lays environmental charges against City of Edmonton

Aug 21 2018, 5:45 pm

The province doesn’t seem all too impressed with its capital city.

According to a release from the Government of Alberta, the province has laid seven charges against the City of Edmonton on pesticide-related offences.

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Six of the seven counts were under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, while the seventh was under the province’s Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation.

The release states that the charges are related to events that occurred on May 11, 2016, and between May 11 and September 9 of the same year.

Included in the charges are the failure to report the release of a substance that may cause an adverse effect on the environment, the release of a substance that may cause a significant adverse effect, and the application, transport, disposal or storage of a pesticide that is likely to cause an adverse effect to the environment.

The first court appearance will take place at the Edmonton Law Courts on September 28.

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