Magog man fined for working in bog
On March 19th, 2016, Martin Levesque, of Magog, was declared guilty of an offense against the environmental quality law. In October of 2011, Mr. Levesque carried out work in a bog of lake Sperling, situated in the municipality of Bolton East, without a certificate of authorization, contravening article 22, line 2, of the Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement. He was condemned to pay a fine of $1,200 and court fees of $1000.
Anyone in the Estrie region can report an act that could affect the quality of the environment to the regional office of the Centre de controle environmental du Quebec at email@example.com or at 819 820-3882. For an environmental emergency, contact Urgence-Environnement at 1-866-694-5454.
Environmental regulations and the registry of guilty declarations of offences against the environmental law can be consulted on the Quebec environment department’s website.