Blacks Harbour charged with violating Clean Environment Act (09/09/30)

NB 1459

Sept. 30, 2009

ST. STEPHEN (CNB) - A Charlotte County municipality has been charged in St. Stephen provincial court with violating the Water Quality Regulation of The Clean Environment Act.

The Department of Environment alleges that on July 15, 2008, the Village of Blacks Harbour failed to comply with a term or condition of its approval to operate the community's drinking water distribution facilities. The first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 6 in St. Stephen provincial court.

Environment Minister Rick Miles encourages all New Brunswickers to be responsible stewards of the environment and to report any infraction of environmental regulations in the province.


MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Graham, communications, Department of Environment, 506-453-3700.