PICTOU – A local construction company charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act will return to court in February.
PQ Properties and its owner, Paul Quinn, face a total of 12 charges in relation to alleged incidents in May 2017 that involve failing to comply with an order or direction in the act.
Both the Crown and defence agreed to the adjournment until Feb. 5 in Pictou provincial court. The defence estimated that an hour of court time would be needed for a plea to be entered and for sentencing to take place.
Man returning to court on weapon, assault charges
PICTOU – A 31-year-old man facing multiple weapon and assault charges will return to court in two weeks to enter pleas.
James Falt, 31, made a brief appearance in Pictou provincial court Monday via video link during which time he asked for his case to be adjourned until mid-January so he can have time to meet with his lawyer.
Falt is charged with pointing a firearm, assault by threatening to use a weapon, confinement, assault, mischief, possession of a firearm while prohibited and two breaches of court orders in relation to an alleged incident in Sobeys in Pictou in November.
The court approved the adjournment and his next court appearance will be Jan. 18.
Break-enter charges reduced to mischief
PICTOU – Four people charged with break and enter have had their charges reduced to mischief.
James Edward Connor, 40, Jessica Dawn Cameron, 25, Tamara Lynn Cameron, 22, Leah Dawn MacDonald, 49, were all charged with break and enter into a certain place and with committing the indictable offence of mischief, however, both the Crown and defence agreed on Monday to a lesser charge of mischief by interference with property.
A fifth man, 39-year-ol Paul Jean Ives, continued to be charged with break and enter. All five people will be return to provincial court at a later date.
Two individuals facing sexual assault charges
PICTOU – Two men facing sexual assault charges in unrelated alleged incidents will have their trials take place this summer.
One Pictou County man is charged with one count of sexual assault and another charge of assault as well as two breaches of a court order. He has pleaded not guilty and will have his trial heard June 19 in Pictou provincial court.
A second Pictou County man also charged not guilty pleas to two counts of sexual assault. His trial will take place June 21 in Pictou.