Former MLA pleads guilty to environmental charges

The charges against Bill Boyd are related to the altering of shoreline, wildlife habitat and ecological land along a stretch of the South Saskatchewan River

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

Former Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd has pleaded guilty to charges under provincial wildlife and environmental acts, and has signed orders to remedy the damages.

Boyd was at provincial court in Kindersley on Feb. 6 before Judge Robert Jackson. Robert Ard, Boyd’s defence lawyer, entered guilty pleas to two charges but the judge chose to reserve his decision on part of the sentence.

The charges against Boyd included three violations under the Environmental Management and Protection Act and one charge under the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act. The four charges are related to the altering of shoreline, wildlife habitat and ecological land along a stretch of the South Saskatchewan River.

Boyd pleaded guilty to his charge under the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act and to one of his three charges under the Environmental Management and Protection Act. The other two charges will be stayed after Boyd is sentenced.

For more on this story, please see the Feb. 14 print edition of The Clarion.

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