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Illegally cut trees cost Nanaimo man $84,000 in fines


November 22, 2018
By Mike Jiggens

Nov. 23, 2018 – A Nanaimo businessman has been fined about $84,000 after illegally cutting down 25 trees on a waterfront lot overseeing Departure Bay. It was feared the felled trees would compromise slope stability, but an expert said the lost maple trees improved stability at the top of the property. Joseph Mercier has until September 2020 to pay his fine.

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