An investigation into tree cutting at Long Lake Provincial Park, Halifax County, in November 2015 has led to charges against three companies.
Dexter Construction Company Ltd., Resourcetec Inc. and Scott and Stewart Forestry Consultants Ltd. have been charged with violating the Crown Lands Act. The charges relate to cutting and damaging timber on Crown lands without permission.
Penalties under the Crown Lands Act can include fines, land remediation and the recovery of double the market value for any wood cut.
The park includes three lakes and 2,095 hectares of natural landscape. The cutting involved about 3.8 hectares or less than 10 acres.
The charges were sworn in provincial court and the summons were served on May 13.