John Beck is alleged to have contravened environment legislation and regulations related to unauthorized shoreline modification along Clearwater River in Clearwater County.

Charges under the Water Act and Public Lands Act were laid on April 26.

Beck is facing eight charges:

  • two charges for contravening the Water Act

  • six charges for contravening the Public Lands Act

All offences are alleged to have occurred between April 20, 2010 and October 28, 2022. The first court date is scheduled for May 31 in the Alberta Court of Justice, Rocky Mountain House.

Quick facts

  • Alberta’s Water Act supports and promotes the conservation and management of water through the use and allocation of water in Alberta.

  • The Water Act addresses Albertans’ rights to divert water and the types of instruments and decision-making processes available for diversion and use of water.

  • The Public Lands Act establishes the role of the Alberta government in managing public land in the province.

  • If you have information about a spill, release or emergency that could damage the environment, call 1-800-222-6514, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.