FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - An Alberta oilsands exploration company has been fined $100,000 for breaking the terms of a water licence issued under the Water Act.
Grizzly Oil Sands ULC of Fort McMurray pleaded guilty to breaching the conditions of a licence that allowed the company to temporarily divert water.
A contracted employee provided false information about water use for several of the company's projects.
Almost all of the money — more than $90,000 — is to go to a program that revegetates boreal wetlands.