The Big River First Nation has been fined $100 thousand after Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers set to work, protecting our natural resources and environment. The Big River First Nation failed to comply with an environmental protection compliance order concerning the Miami Gas Bar which is owned and operated by the First Nation. Officers issued the order after an inspection to verify compliance with storage tank systems regulations. Big River pleaded guilty to failing to comply with measures identified in the order.
This is the second time in less than two years that a First Nation has been fined $100 thousand dollars for failing to comply with an order designed to protect our environment. Last year, the Clearwater River Dene Nation was fined, while the Clearwater Store received a $25-thousand fine for failing to comply.
The order was issued after an inspection of the store’s storage tanks for petroleum. Despite the order, the store failed to bring their storage tank systems to full compliance with regulations.