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CALGARY — The Alberta Energy Regulator says N7 Energy Ltd. has pled guilty to violating the province’s Water Act.

The regulator says it laid the charge against the Calgary-based oil and gas company in August 2022.

According to an agreed statement of facts, in August 2020, N7 Energy started construction activity at a bridge over a creek near Swan Hills, Alta. without prior approval from the regulator.

At the time the work was carried out, the creek was in a restricted activity period designed to protect fish populations during migration and spawning.

The AER says N7’s construction work also posed a significant erosion risk to the creek bed and shore.

N7 Energy has been ordered to pay a $70,000 fine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 14, 2022.

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