Riverhouse Inn

Southern Kings Construction was fined $2,500 for practising engineering without a license on the Riverhouse Inn in Montague. (Riverhouse Inn)

A P.E.I. company, Southern Kings Construction, was fined $2,500 in provincial court Monday morning for practising engineering without a licence .

The charges were in relation to construction of a four-storey hotel, the Riverhouse Inn, in Montague last summer. Owner Kevan MacLean entered a guilty plea on behalf of his firm.

Personal charges against MacLean under the Engineering Profession Act were stayed.

Southern Kings was also fined last fall for failing to use a qualified architect on the same project. Prosecutors say concern for public safety required court action on the violations.

A lawyer for Southern Kings Construction told court the building itself has been inspected and meets all construction and safety standards.