Do­maine Mem­phrem­a­gog or­dered to fix its en­vi­ron­men­tal mess

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter David Heur­tel (Devel­oppe­ment durable, de l’En­vi­ron­nement et de la Lutte con­tre les change­ments cli­ma­tiques) has or­dered the com­pany 9270-5912 Que­bec inc., also known as Do­maine Mem­phrem­a­gog sur le lac, to pro­ceed to re­turn to its orig­i­nal state the ar­eas af­fected by the unau­tho­rized work done on lots si­t­u­ated in Stanstead Town­ship, near the end of Fitch Bay, on a very large prop­erty lo­cated on chemin Ruis­seau Gale. This com­pany car­ried out illegal work when they built a pas­sage­way in a marsh and along the shore of Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog, cut trees and con­structed a road in a marsh and a peat bog.

The or­don­nance num­ber 647 aims to have the land brought back, as much as pos­si­ble since some of the dam­age is ir­re­versible, to the state it was be­fore the work was done. The com­pany must sub­mit a restora­tion plan pre­pared by a pro­fes­sional.

The com­pany re­ceived six no­tices of non-con­form­ity be­tween 2013 and 2014 to stop the work. An ad­min­is­tra­tive sanc­tion of $5000 was also given in 2013 af­ter they built the walk­way. De­spite all the in­ter­ven­tions by the min­istry, the com­pany con­tin­ued the unau­tho­rized work.

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