This release was issued under a previous government.

Jade Oilfield Maintenance Company Ltd. was fined a total of $25,500, including a victim fine surcharge. Four charges under the Public Lands Act against the company were dismissed. Charges against Patrick Modeste Paul and Patricia Mary Anderson were also withdrawn.

The charges against the company were the result of an investigation into a gravel pit on property near Edson. The firm was convicted of operating a pit without approval or registration.

Alberta Environment and Parks focuses on education, prevention and enforcement to ensure all Albertans enjoy a clean and healthy environment. The ministry enforces environmental regulations when individuals or companies fail to comply with legislation.