04/09/2013 12:34 EDT | Updated 06/09/2013 05:12 EDT

Alberta oilsands exploration company fined for contravening water licence

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.