CBC – Former ‘Yukon Gold’ star pleads guilty to abandoning garbage at mine site. Facts filed with the court say Ken Foy buried unusable vehicles at the site.
CBC – Former ‘Yukon Gold’ star pleads guilty to abandoning garbage at mine site. Facts filed with the court say Ken Foy buried unusable vehicles at the site. By Dave Croft.
A former star of the History Channel’s Yukon Gold program has pled guilty to four environmental violations. B.C. resident Ken Foy was not in territorial court Tuesday afternoon, so his lawyer Mike Reynolds entered guilty pleas on his behalf.
Three of the charges are under the Placer Mining Act. Court documents say Foy “failed to leave areas disturbed by mining in a condition conducive to successful revegetation,” and is guilty of “failing to re-slope, contour or otherwise stabilize all areas disturbed during the mining operation” and of “failing to remove everything from the site at final decommissioning.”
He also pleaded guilty to one violation of the Environment Act for “did unlawfully dispose of solid waste other than at a waste disposal facility or in a container placed for the purposes of collecting solid wastes.” Four other related charges will be spoken to at Foy’s sentencing on Oct. 5. Vehicles buried at placer mine site: Foy’s legal troubles resulted from his placer operation on Moose Creek west of Dawson City from 2012-14.