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Big fine increase for dumping on Crown Land

By Caitlin Snow Nov 20, 2023 | 6:00 AM

You don’t want to get caught dumping on Crown Land… the fines just increased by nearly $500 under the Crown Land Act.

The fine for the first offence is now $812.50 and for the second offence $2,422.50.

“We’re serious about protecting our lands and forests,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. “We’re delivering on a promise to increase the fine for dumping on Crown land. Higher fines will serve as a greater deterrent and help keep our natural spaces clean.”

The fine was $352.50 for the first and second offence.

The fines are levied through summary offence tickets. Police and conservation officers can issue them on the spot when a situation warrants a fine.