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Fine Increased for Dumping on Crown Land
Anyone caught dumping on Crown land can expect a bigger fine under the Crown Lands Act.
“We’re serious about protecting our lands and forests,” said Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables. “We’re delivering on a promise to increase the fine for dumping on Crown land. Higher fines will serve as a greater deterrent and help keep our natural spaces clean.”
Fines for dumping on Crown land are now $812.50 for a first offence and up to $2,422.50 for repeat offences. Previously, the fine was $352.50 for both first and subsequent offences.
The fines are levied through summary offence tickets. Police and conservation officers can issue them on the spot when a situation warrants a fine.
— Crown land is land that is managed by the Department under the Crown Lands Act; about 26 per cent of the province is Crown land
— increasing the fine for dumping on Crown land is a commitment in the Minister’s mandate letter
— fine amounts for this offence under the Crown Lands Act are set out in the Summary Offence Ticket Regulations
Crown land map: https://data.novascotia.ca/Lan
Summary Office Ticket Regulations: https://novascotia.ca/just/reg
Mandate letter for the Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables: https://novascotia.ca/exec_cou
Natural Resources and Renewables on X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/NS_DNRR