Rise Gold CEO on trial over regulatory allegations in Canada

Ben Mossman

The CEO of Rise Gold Corp is currently on trial in a Canadian court on accusations of discharging waste, effluent and other substances into the environment.

CEO Ben Mossman and Dirk Meckert face 16 offenses under the British Columbia Environmental Management Act, nine under the Fisheries Act of Canada and four under the British Columbia Water Act. The trial in BC Provincial Court began June 20 and could last several months, due to limited court days, said Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel with the BC Prosecution Service, in an email.