Recent Offences

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

For more information, visit novascotia.ca/nse/inspection-compliance-enforcement/


The following is a list of recent convictions. Charges in these cases were laid by Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers.

NS Environment Conservation Officers Convictions Update
January 2015 – July 2015

  • January 19, 2015 a 47 year old male was convicted for offenses under the Wildlife Act and Liquor Control Act. The individual was found guilty of transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle, possessing uncased firearm in a wildlife habitat while impaired by alcohol or drugs, and illegally possessing liquor while in the Malagash area. He received fines totaling over $3300.00, seizure and forfeiture to the Crown of a firearm and a two (2) year hunting suspension.
  • January 25, 2015 53 year old man from Osborne Rd, New Germany was convicted under the Wildlife Act for hunting without a license and shooting too close to the road. All items, including firearm and deer where seized and forfeited to the Crown as well as a $582.90 fine. This individual was hunting while already suspended for 20 years under Section 60B of the Maintenance Enforcement Act for failure to pay support payments. Hunting privileges are suspended until April 26, 2030.
  • January 30, 2015 a 55 year old male was convicted under the Wildlife Act for discharging his firearm too close to a school, possession of a carcass or any part thereof of member of the deer family contrary to the Act, as well as possessing a firearm in a wildlife habitat contrary to Act or regulations. These offenses took place in Mahone Bay. The individual was fined $582.90, seizure and forfeiture of firearm, and received a tow (2) year hunting suspension.
  • January 30, 2015 a 24 year old male was convicted for offenses under the Wildlife Act and Off-Highway Vehicle Act. The individual was hunting while disqualified on the Acker Rd. in Caledonia, transporting a loaded firearm on his ATV, possession of a firearm in a wildlife habitat on Sunday, and failing to wear a helmet. Over $1900.00 in fines were issued, seizure and forfeiture of firearm, and five (5) year hunting suspension received.
  • February 5, 2015 a 49 year old male was convicted in Shelburne County for cutting timber on Crown land and illegal possession of alcohol. The individual cut and removed 2.5 cords of wood and received a $460.00 fine.
  • March 9, 2015 a 30 year old male was convicted of driving a three wheel ATV on the highway in Carleton, Yarmouth County. The man failed to stop at the direction of a Conservation Officer and was arrested and turned over to the RCMP. The individual plead guilty to impaired operation of a motor vehicle, criminal code flight from a peace officer with the use of a motor vehicle, breech of probation, and operating an OHV on the road resulting in over $2500.00 in fines, an additional year probation, and suspension of his driver’s license.
  • March 13, 2015, a 51 year old female from Monastery was convicted under the Crown Lands Act for illegal dumping on Crown land on the Keepock Mountain Rd. and received a $348.95 fine.
  • June 26, 2015 a 46 year old male was convicted of using his ATV at the day use park at Dominion Beach. He was charged under the Provincial Parks Act and fined $233.95
  • July 20, 2015 a 43 year old male from East Green Harbour was convicted of two (2) offenses under the Wildlife Act. The individual possessed a firearm in a wildlife habitat contrary to the Act and discharged his firearm too close to a dwelling. He received fines totaling $697.90, seizure and forfeiture of firearm and a two (2) year hunting suspension.
  • August 7, 2015 a 51 year old male from Lower East Pubnico was convicted of fishing without a resident license and received a fine of $176.45.
• Click here for Offences posted in November 2014