April 20, 2017 issue

McBride Court Briefs

Allan Frederick
McBride Court Briefs

On Friday Apr. 7 Provincial Court was held in McBride with Judge Michael J. Brecknell presiding.


For the traffic court listings, there were nine charges on the docket. For two of the charges, the accused parties appeared before the Judge; however, the officer issuing the ticket was not in attendance and the matters were dismissed. Of the remaining seven charges neither the accused nor the officer was in attendance and the Judge dismissed the charges for all.

For the accused Sheri Rose Binette on charges of break and enter with intent to commit offence and possession of controlled substance, and for accused Cassidy Ryan Patrickson on charge of break and enter with intent to commit offence, and accused James Stelter on charges of break and enter to commit offence, theft of motor vehicle and possession of stolen property over $5,000, none of the accused attended. The Judge was requested by the Crown to issue Unendorsed Warrants for each of the accused. Judge Brecknell agreed, stating, “Gather these people up so they can be engaged in the process.”

For accused Joyce Margaret Enns, following a delay in her appearance on charges of personation with intent to gain advantage, wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, possession of controlled substance, driving while prohibited/licence suspended and failure to appear pursuant to appearance notice, the accused with Duty Counsel S. Buckley requested time to seek out legal counsel. The matter was adjourned to the next sitting of June 9 in McBride.
For the matter of accused Jack Andrew Gardiner on charges of publication of intimate image without consent and criminal harassment, the matter was set over to the June 9 sitting date for arraignment as requested by Counsel Duncan through Duty Counsel Buckley who attended on his behalf.

For accused Jeffrey Daniel Kokonis on charges of deal with identity document without lawful excuse, and four charges of possession of stolen property under $5,000, the accused was unable to appear and the matter was adjourned to the June 9 sitting date.

For accused Wade Bruce Chester Lovli on a charge of sexual assault, this was his first appearance; his Legal Counsel Jones asked for and was granted adjournment to the June 9 sitting.

For the case of Adam Niall Maginn a request to amend condition for visitation and received from Judge Brecknell an amendment to his conditions.

For accused Riley Origene Ouellet on a charge of criminal harassment, the accused, representing himself, entered a plea of not guilty. The matter was set for a one-day trial date with a June 9 fixed date appearance.

Accused Cassidy Ryan Patrickson on two charges of driving while prohibited/licence suspended, a charge of breach of undertaking or recognizance and a charge of breach of probation order, the accused did not appear and an unendorsed bench warrant was issued.

In the case of accused Mark Gerhard Webb on a charge of causing unnecessary pain/suffering to an animal and a charge of mischief $5,000 or under, this was his first appearance; disclosure was provided by the Crown and the matter was adjourned to the June 9 sitting date to allow the accused to seek legal counsel.

Judge Brecknell also dealt with three family court cases as well as a Small Claims Court conference settlement issue during the sitting.