Firm acquitted in fish deaths

A judge has found a construction company not guilty in the death of hundreds of fish in southwestern Alberta.

FORT MACLEOD — A judge has found a construction company not guilty in the death of hundreds of fish in southwestern Alberta.

Chinook Pipelines was accused of allowing chlorinated water to flow into Pincher Creek in 2006.

The defence argued during a trial last summer that there wasn’t reliable evidence that the company dumped the chemical down Pincher Creek’s storm drain.

A longtime company employee, Walter Farfus, was also charged.

He was supposed to go to trial on Monday, but his case has been postponed.