A Vermilion Bay area man has been fined $2,000 for offences under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act.

Robert Wisneski pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawfully causing the placement of a structure within the Eagle-Dogtooth Provincial Park.

Court heard that sometime between May 1 and May 31, 2016, Wisneski had docks constructed and placed at two locations within Eagle-Dogtooth Provincial Park. He did so without contacting the local Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office and applying for the proper permits.

Justice of the Peace Daisy Hoppe heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Dryden, on February 8, 2018.

The public is reminded to contact the local Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry office prior to doing any work in a park or conservation reserve.

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).