Environmental compliance prosecutions

Ongoing and concluded prosecutions with applicable documentation.

*Check with local courts as dates are subject to change at any time.

Current files

1656758 Alberta Inc. operating under the firm name and style of Enviro Container and Cleaning Solutions

Charged is: 1656758 Alberta Inc. operating under the firm name and style of Enviro Container and Cleaning Solutions

Court appearance: July 29, 2024, Alberta Court of Justice, Red Deer

Date charges laid: April 25, 2024

Date of alleged offences: On or between October 12, 2021 and April 29, 2022

Description of charges laid: Allegedly did: contravene environmental legislation related to commencing or continuing a diversion of water for any purpose or operate a works except under a licence or as authorized by the act.

Alleged Contraventions: Water Act 142(1)(n)

GFM Precious Metals Ltd. and 1158728 Alberta Ltd.

Charged is: GFM Precious Metals Ltd. and 1158728 Alberta Ltd.

Court appearance: June 27, 2024, Alberta Court of Justice, Edmonton

Date charges laid: February 26, 2024

Date of alleged offences: On or between November 1, 2020 and November 25, 2022

Description of charges laid: Allegedly did: contravene environmental legislation related to the collection, storage, and processing of hazardous material.

Alleged Contraventions: Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act 88, 61 Waste Control Regulation 11, 18, Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation 23(4)(b)

Scott Alvin Sproule

Charged is: Scott Alvin Sproule

Court appearance: September 25, 2024, Alberta Court of Justice, Brooks

Date charges laid: September 13, 2023

Date of alleged offences: On or between September 1, 2020, and October 22, 2021

Description of charges laid: Allegedly did: contravene environmental legislation related to commencing or continuing an activity except under an approval; construction of watercourse crossings without providing notice and, without preparing and completing a plan for the works.

Alleged Contraventions: Water Act 142(1)(h), Water (Ministerial) Regulation 4(3), Code of Practice for Watercourse Crossings 3(1), Section 7

John Andrew Beck

Charged is: John Andrew Beck

Court appearance: July 24, 2024, Alberta Court of Justice, Rocky Mountain House

Date charges laid: April 26, 2023

Date of alleged offences: On or between April 20, 2010 and October 28, 2022

Description of charges laid: Allegedly did: contravene environmental legislation related to unauthorized shoreline modification along the Clearwater River in Clearwater County. The individual is facing 2 charges for contravening the Water Act and 6 charges for contravening the Public Lands Act.

Alleged Contraventions: Water Act 142(1)(h), Public Lands Act 54(1)(a.1), 54(1)(a.2), 54(1)(b), 54(1)(c), 54(1)(e), 54(1)(f)

Concluded files

Information on concluded files: Environmental compliance prosecutions – Concluded files