Nova Scotia Power Incorporated - conviction information for 2022-06-16

Corporation details
Corporation name: Nova Scotia Power Incorporated
Address: 122 Lower Water Street
City: Halifax
Province/territory: Nova Scotia
Postal code: B3J 2W5
Country: Canada
Sector or industry: 2211 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution
Case details
Location of offense: 315 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Case summary: On or about August 02, 2018, Nova Scotia Power Incorporated, operating the Tufts Cove power generating station, at or near Dartmouth, NS, did deposit a deleterious substance into waters frequented by fish.
Count 1: violation of 36(3) of the FA, thereby an offence under s. 40(2) of the FA
Enforcement notification: Nova Scotia Power Incorporated fined for violating the Fisheries Act
Result: Guilty Plea
Date of conviction: 2022-06-16
Court level: Provincial and Territorial Court
Nature of offense(s):
  • Allowed the deposit of a deleterious substance
Additional details about the nature of the offense:
Legislative details
Act Regulations Section(s)
Pollution Prevention provisions (subsection 36(3)) of the Fisheries Act s. 40(2)
Date of sentencing: 2022-06-23
Location of sentencing: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Penalty for the EDF
Amount of fine(s): $175,000
Sentencing details:
On June 23, 2022, in Nova Scotia Provincial Court, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Power Incorporated was sentenced for one count of violating s. 36(3) of the Fisheries Act.   The Court assessed a penalty of $ 175 000 to be paid to the Environmental Damages Fund.
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