Amendments to Mines Act increases time allocated for investigation

first_img“We don’t want to be in a position where time limits prevent investigators and Crown Counsel from doing their jobs, Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett said in a written statement. “These amendments will ensure there is more time available, if required, for a thorough investigation and for a decision on whether to pursue charges for offences under the Mines Act.”The amendment to the time limit for pursuing charges under the Mines Act is similar other natural resource legislation, such as the Forest and Range Practices Act and the Environmental Management Act, according to Minister BennettCurrently, under the Mines Act, the province has six months to one year to pursue charges for offences committed under the act, depending on the nature of the offence.- Advertisement -The amendment will increase this limit to three years from when the chief inspector of mines first learns of the incident.The amendments to the act will come into effect as of Aug. 1, 2014, and will apply to all ongoing investigations, including the tailings storage facility breach at Mount Polleylast_img read more

Chelsea Premier League fixtures 2018/19 – full schedule

first_img Despite a poor league campaign, Chelsea did win the FA Cup last season Europa League games will be hosted at Stamford Bridge in 2018/19 as a result, and the Blues will have to juggle that competition alongside the Premier League.Chelsea’s full 2018/19 fixture schedule is listed below.August 11: Huddersfield (a)August 18: Arsenal (h)August 25: Newcastle (a)September 1: Bournemouth (h)September 15: Cardiff (h)September 22: West Ham (a)September 29: Liverpool (h)October 6: Southampton (a)October 20: Man Utd (h)October 27: Burnley (a)November 3: Crystal Palace (h)November 10: Everton (h)November 24: Tottenham (a)December 1: Fulham (h)December 4: Wolves (a)December 8: Man City (h)December 15: Brighton (a)December 22: Leicester (h)December 26: Watford (a)December 29: Crystal Palace (a)January 1: Southampton (h)January 12: Newcastle (h)January 19: Arsenal (a)January 29: Bournemouth (a)February 2: Huddersfield (h)February 9: Man City (a)February 23: Brighton (h)February 27: Tottenham (h)March 2: Fulham (a)March 9: Wolves (h)March 16: Everton (a)March 30: Cardiff (a)April 6: West Ham (h)April 13: Liverpool (a)April 20: Burnley (h)April 27: Man Utd (a)May 4: Watford (h)May 12: Leicester (a) 1center_img Chelsea will be looking to make up for their substandard 2017/18 campaign when the new Premier League season starts.The defending champions put up a lacklustre defence of their title last year, finishing fifth and missing out on Champions League football.last_img read more