Dalhousie pleads not guilty to violating province's Clean Environment Act


The Town of Dalhousie will face trial in the spring for alleged violations of the province's Clean Environment Act.

The Tribune reports that the town is charged with shutting down a wastewater works or waterworks or any portion thereof without the written consent of the minister.

Workers shut down a sewage lift station pump in August due to heavy rain which resulted in some sewage ending up in the Bay of Chaleur.

Dalhousie's clerk, Gilles Legacy says it's a common occurrence for municipalities and that the town followed proper procedures to notify the province.

A plea of not guilty was entered on Monday and a trial date was set for April 1st, 2020.

(with files from the Tribune)