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$8k in fines for altering Ignace shorelines

By Adam Riley Aug 1, 2023 | 5:00 PM

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Two men in the Ignace area have been found guilty of altering shorelines without a permit and have been ordered to pay a total of $8000 in fines as a result.

In August of 2020, Giovano Taddeo and Derek Patterson, spread sand along their adjoining shorelines on Agimak Lake to enhance the beach.

However, not long after the sand was spread, there was an increase in the lake’s water lever, causing some of the sand to erode into the lake.

The case was heard in an Ignace court on June 20th of this year.

The fine was split with Taddeo being ordered to pay $6000, while Patterson has been fined $2000.

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, alterations to shorelines can have negative impacts on aquatic ecosystems.

As such the public is reminded to contact the MNRF to seek advisement before conducting any work in or near water.



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