Eight men have been fined a total of $3,100 for offences related to an illegal camp on Crown land.
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Two Minnesota residents have been fined a total of $1,300 after trying to smuggle live bait into Ontario through the Canada Customs entry station on Sand Point Lake in Rainy River District.
Arthur Eggen, of Crane Lake, and Thomas Bergman, of North Oaks, were fined $900 and $400, respectively, for bringing live minnows into Ontario for use as bait.
A Winnipeg man has been convicted of hunting moose in Ontario without a licence.
Barry C. Arnason was charged under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and fined $2,500 for hunting moose in Ontario without the authority of a licence.
Arnason also is prohibited from hunting in Ontario for two years.
His firearm was seized and will be returned once his fine is paid.
The Ministry of Natural Resources was fined $300,000 last week for a violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was killed.
On May 9, 2008, firefighters employed seasonally by the MNR went to Killarney Provincial Park to burn a “slash pile” consisting of fine brush material and other debris.
A party of seven anglers paid a total of $1,170 in fines related to possessing an over-limit of walleye and skinning fish so they could not be easily identified.
Six Wisconsin residents were fined $175 each for taking an over-limit of fish while a Thunder Bay resident also was fined $120 for skinning fish so the species and number could not be readily identified or counted.
A Thunder Bay man pleaded guilty to charges of obstructing conservation officers and for littering.
Gary Letourneau was convicted under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and fined $1,000 for obstructing Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers.
He also was convicted under the Public Lands Act and fined $500 for littering on Crown land.
A Minnesota angler has been fined $3,025 for possessing more than his limit of walleye.
James Merton Neilson, of Andover, was convicted of possessing 11 walleye over his legal possession limit of four and fined $275 for each over-limit fish.
A Thunder Bay man must pay $1,000 for trespassing to hunt on a closed road.
John R. Spack was charged under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and fined $1,000 for trespassing for the purpose of hunting on a closed road.
The moose was forfeited to the Crown.
His firearm also was seized and will be returned once the fine is paid.
The Ministry of Natural Resources’ Aviation and Forest Fire Management Branch reports that provincially, the 2009 forest fire season had the second-lowest recorded number of forest fires in Ontario in the past 50 years.
2008 was the lowest on record.
The total number of fires this past season was 384, burning 20,656 hectares of land.
An Ohio man must pay $4,400 for a range of fishing offences.
John W. Andrix Jr., of Galena, was convicted under the Ontario Fishery Regulations and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
His fines include $2,400 for possessing 12 walleye over the legal daily possession limit of four, $1,000 for obstructing conservation officers, and $1,000 for abandoning fish.