Penticton man faces extra fines

A Penticton man will be feeling an extra pinch in his pocketbook.

Earlier this year the Environment Ministry doubled the fine amounts for offences under the Wildlife Act.

Victor Fitzgerald had removed soil from his property earlier this year, and illegally dumped it into Okanagan Lake.

He was fined $20,000. The Penticton company that did the work, Wildstone Engineering and Construction, was fined $10,000.

The dirt dumping created a silt plume that damaged a local fish habitat.

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