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Charges laid for improper pesticide use in Lakeland

The province has filed charges against Douglas Alf Larson and Bravo #1 Aerial Application Ltd. for not following Alberta pesticide regulations and environmental legislation.

Larson was charged on February 22 and Bravo #1 Aerial Application Ltd. was charged a day later on February 23 in contravention of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and its subsequent regulations.

Both arson and Bravo #1 Aerial Application Ltd. are alleged to have applied a pesticide in a way that did not follow the directions on the pesticide label and without a valid registration on August 30, 2021.

Both Larson and the company are facing nine charges:

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  • seven charges for contravening the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act
  • one charge for contravening the Pesticide (Ministerial) Regulation
  • one charge for contravening the Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation

Larson, is facing three additional charges:

  • three charges for contravening the Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation

The first court date is scheduled for March 27 in Provincial Court of Alberta, Vegreville.

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