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Recent Offences

Convictions

January 2015 – July 2015

  • January 19, 2015 a 47 year old male was convicted for offenses under the Wildlife Act and Liquor Control Act. The individual was found guilty of transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle, possessing uncased firearm in a wildlife habitat while impaired by alcohol or drugs, and illegally possessing liquor while in the Malagash area. He received fines totaling over $3300.00, seizure and forfeiture to the Crown of a firearm and a two (2) year hunting suspension.
  • January 25, 2015 53 year old man from Osborne Rd, New Germany was convicted under the Wildlife Act for hunting without a license and shooting too close to the road. All items, including firearm and deer where seized and forfeited to the Crown as well as a $582.90 fine. This individual was hunting while already suspended for 20 years under Section 60B of the Maintenance Enforcement Act for failure to pay support payments. Hunting privileges are suspended until April 26, 2030.
  • January 30, 2015 a 55 year old male was convicted under the Wildlife Act for discharging his firearm too close to a school, possession of a carcass or any part thereof of member of the deer family contrary to the Act, as well as possessing a firearm in a wildlife habitat contrary to Act or regulations. These offenses took place in Mahone Bay. The individual was fined $582.90, seizure and forfeiture of firearm, and received a tow (2) year hunting suspension.
  • January 30, 2015 a 24 year old male was convicted for offenses under the Wildlife Act and Off-Highway Vehicle Act. The individual was hunting while disqualified on the Acker Rd. in Caledonia, transporting a loaded firearm on his ATV, possession of a firearm in a wildlife habitat on Sunday, and failing to wear a helmet. Over $1900.00 in fines were issued, seizure and forfeiture of firearm, and five (5) year hunting suspension received.
  • February 5, 2015 a 49 year old male was convicted in Shelburne County for cutting timber on Crown land and illegal possession of alcohol. The individual cut and removed 2.5 cords of wood and received a $460.00 fine.
  • March 9, 2015 a 30 year old male was convicted of driving a three wheel ATV on the highway in Carleton, Yarmouth County. The man failed to stop at the direction of a Conservation Officer and was arrested and turned over to the RCMP. The individual plead guilty to impaired operation of a motor vehicle, criminal code flight from a peace officer with the use of a motor vehicle, breech of probation, and operating an OHV on the road resulting in over $2500.00 in fines, an additional year probation, and suspension of his driver’s license.
  • March 13, 2015, a 51 year old female from Monastery was convicted under the Crown Lands Act for illegal dumping on Crown land on the Keepock Mountain Rd. and received a $348.95 fine.
  • June 26, 2015 a 46 year old male was convicted of using his ATV at the day use park at Dominion Beach. He was charged under the Provincial Parks Act and fined $233.95
  • July 20, 2015 a 43 year old male from East Green Harbour was convicted of two (2) offenses under the Wildlife Act. The individual possessed a firearm in a wildlife habitat contrary to the Act and discharged his firearm too close to a dwelling. He received fines totaling $697.90, seizure and forfeiture of firearm and a two (2) year hunting suspension.
  • August 7, 2015 a 51 year old male from Lower East Pubnico was convicted of fishing without a resident license and received a fine of $176.45.

Previous Offences (click to view)

November 2014

  • 56 year old male from Head of Chezzetcook area was convicted in Provincial Court for offences under the Wildlife Act on October 7, 2014. Offences included hunting with the aid of a light (jacking), hunting during hours not permitted, and careless use of a firearm. The individual has been ordered to pay $5,791.80 in fines, 5 year hunting suspension, 5 year prohibition to possess firearms and ammunition, forfeiture of seized firearms and ammunition and deer meat, 18 months’ probation, and 20 hours community service.
  • 30 year old male from Waverly was fined $233.95 on September 3, 2014 for being impaired in Laurie Provincial Park.
  • 54 year old male from Sydney River was fined $176.45 under the Beaches Act on August 12, 2014 for altering a watercourse, and $233.95 under the Crown Lands Act for failing to comply with the terms of a permit.
  • 18 year old male from Wedgeport was fined $176.45 on July 12, 2014 for fishing without a license.
  • On June 20, 2014 a male and female were both charged and fined $233.95 under the Provincial Parks Act for failing to comply with signage posted in Dominion Park.
  • 33 year old male from Milford was fined $233.95 on May 18, 2014 under the Forests Act for leaving a fire unattended.
  • Over 60 convictions this calendar year for offences under the Off-Highway Vehicle Act. Offences include operating an OHV on a highway, not wearing a helmet, no insurance or permit. Fines under the Off-Highway Vehicle Act range from $233.95 - $2,418.95
  • 35 year old male was convicted for an offence under the Wildlife Act in Provincial Court on February 3, 2014. The offence involved discharging a firearm in the Lawrencetown area in an unsafe manner that resulted in a bullet going through a residence causing property damage. The individual was fined $500.00, suspended from hunting for 2 years and ordered to pay $3000.00 restitution.
  • 48 year old male from Sambro was convicted on February 14, 2014 under the Wildlife Act. The individual was fined $2,412.41 for exceeding the bag limit in the Priestville area and suspended from hunting for 2 years.
  • 48 year old male from Lunenburg County was suspended from hunting for 20 years for a violation under the Maintenance Enforcement Act. Individuals who have been found in default of child support payments can receive various penalties including hunting suspensions.