The RCMP is investigating a number of complaints of illegal dumping around the communities of Isle Aux Morts and Burnt Islands on the province’s southwest coast.
A news release notes that over the last couple of months police have been monitoring a number of areas where the illegal dumping is occurring.
The Channel Port aux Basques RCMP has been working with the town councils of both communities in an effort to catch those responsible for the illegal dumping.
RCMP remind the public that fines range from $500 to $10,000 for persons convicted of illegal dumping, and from $1,000 to $1,000,000 in the case of a corporation, which includes a municipality.
Police are requesting anyone with information on this illegal activity is asked to contact Channel Port Aux Basques RCMP at 695-2149 or Crimestoppers.