Domaine Memphremagog ordered to fix its environmental mess
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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