Tony Beets, a reality TV star often featured on the Discovery Channel program Gold Rush has been fined $31,000 for a 2014 violation of the Yukon Waters Act.
Yukon judge Peter Chisholm fined Beets and his company Tamarack Inc., in Whitehorse on Friday, August 25, 2017.
Back in May, Beets and his mining company were both convicted on charges related to allowing a sub-contractor to pour gas into a dredge pond, then setting it on fire. The stunt was featured in a February 2015, Gold Rush episode. Mining enforcement officials in the Yukon received a complaint shortly after the original broadcast.
Beets and his company have three months to make good on the fines.
The video of the “Viking Baptism” at Tony Beets mining claim in early October, 2014. The clip was entered as evidence at his trial this week on Waters Act charges.
Posted by CBC Yukon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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