A Winnipeg man has been fined $1,500 for conducting work on his cottage property in the Echo Bay area of Lake of the Woods without a work permit.
Court heard that Marc Rajotte was the owner of a large property within the Clearwater Bay restricted area order.
Rajotte was responsible for having 60% of his cottage lot landscaped, over the allowed limit of 20%.
It was told that nearly all of the natural vegetation had been removed from the property.
Rajotte has been ordered to bring his property into compliance by removing landscaping material, crushed gravel and non-native plants and replacing them with soil and native tree species.