On Monday, August 29th at the Invermere Courthouse, Radium resident David Pacey, the man charged with contravening the Canada National Parks Act, had the decision on his case deferred to the next court date of October 11th.
In April, Mr. Pacey was caught by Parks Canada wardens in Kootenay National Park using a Swede saw to clear trees on the Kindersley Trail without Parks Canadas knowledge or consent. He was escorted by the wardens down the trail and out of the park.
In the August 19th edition of The Pioneer, Mr. Pacey said he was expecting the case to be deferred to a future date since he is still seeking copies of Parks Canada Trail Guidelines through a Freedom of Information Request.
The Pioneer will be following this case as it advances through the judicial system.