Province brings 8 environmental charges against Jasper-based company

Aug 8 2019, 2:00 pm

A local company is in hot water after allegedly failing to protect an Albertan creek.

Bowen Contracting Ltd. is facing multiple environmental charges after allegedly choosing not to follow through with a water management order.

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According to the news release from the Government of Alberta, a water management order was issued to the Jasper-based company in October 2018 to remove a steel bridge that was believed to be causing damage to the bank and shoreline of Maskuta Creek.

In addition, the order required the parties to develop and implement a remedial plan.

Eight charges were made under the Water Act as a result of alleged non-compliance. Murdock Bowen, the director of the company, was named in four of them.

The first court appearance is set for August 21 at the Hinton courthouse.

To report any environmental spills, releases, or environmental emergencies, call the 24-hour EDGE hotline at 1-800-222-6514.