Former MLA faces environmental charges

Boyd resigned as Kindersley MLA as of Sept. 1 but the charges came in his final days in office

Clarion Staff

Former Kindersley MLA and Eston-area resident Bill Boyd faces charges in relation to altering land and wildlife habitat near the South Saskatchewan River.

According to a media relations official for the Executive Council of the Saskatchewan government, Boyd has been charged with three violations under the province’s Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010, and one violation under the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act.

Former MLA Bill Boyd is facing several charges

The charges are in relation to the alteration of shoreline, wildlife habitat and ecological lands near Eston. Boyd is scheduled to make an appearance in provincial court in Kindersley with respect to the charges on Oct. 10.

The former MLA has been charged with altering wildlife habitat and ecological lands, contrary to a section of the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act. The other charges are covered by section 84(2) of the Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010.

For more on this story, please see the Sept. 6 print edition of The Clarion.

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