Teck due in court Oct. 29

Teck Resource Limited facing 19 charges and due in court next month.

A court date has been set for Teck Resources Limited.

The company faces 19 charges that stem from operational activities that occurred between Aug. 21 and Sept. 22, 2012. All incidents occurred near Sparwood, BC.

Seven of the charges fall under the Fisheries Act, which is under federal jurisdiction. The remaining 12 counts fall under the Environmental Management Act, which is under the jurisdiction of the province.

Chris Stannell, Teck’s senior communications specialist, told The Free Press in late August after being notified of the charges, that the company is taking the charges “very seriously”.

“We have thoroughly reviewed the incident that took place in 2012 and we have taken a number of steps to prevent a reoccurrence,” he said.

Teck is due in court on Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fernie Court House.