File photo

Reports from Fernie Law Courts – April 26, 2019

The following cases came before Fernie Law Courts on April 26

The case against Kirk Benjamin came before Fernie Law Courts on April 26. He is charged with assault with a weapon or causing harm.

This was the sixth time the case was heard, with Benjamin originally scheduled for trial in December 2018. An adjournment for lack of court time pushed his case to 2019.

The 50-year-old is charged in an offence which allegedly occurred in Fernie on March 23, 2018.

He is set to stand trial on July 9 at Fernie Law Courts.

The case against Dean Fincaryk was heard in Fernie Law Courts on April 26. He is charged with assault.

The alleged offence occurred on July 29, 2018 in West Fernie. The 49-year-old is set to appear in court for disposition on May 30.

Darrell Hurley and Cody Vanghel were called to the Fernie Law Courts on April 26, charged with assault.

The alleged offence occurred in Fernie on August 27, 2018.

Hurley, 33, is set to appear in Fernie Court again on May 30 to fix a date for his next appearance. Twenty-five-year-old Vanghel is set to appear on August 6 for trial.

Shandi Lutz was called to Fernie Law Courts on April 26, charged with assault.

The 24-year-old appeared in court for an alleged offence which occurred on October 9, 2018 in Fernie. She is set to appear in Fernie Court again on May 30 to fix a date for her next appearance.

Dana Wolfe appeared in court on April 26, charged with mischief of $5000 or under, as well as assault.

Wolfe, 48, will go to trial on June 6 for the alleged offences, which occurred on October 25, 2018.

CORRECTION NOTICE: The version of this story which appeared in print today was incorrect in reference to the charge against Kirk Benjamin. The story indicated that Benjamin was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. This is incorrect. Benjamin is charged with assault with a weapon or causing harm. The Free Press apologizes to Mr. Benjamin for any inconvenience the inaccuracy may have caused.

Just Posted

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of Victoria Day

How much do you know about the monarch whose day we celebrate each May?

GALLERY: Fernie hosts mine rescue competition

Fording River, Line Creek mine rescue teams off to provincials after placing first and second

Fernie beer named Canada’s best pale ale

Fernie Brewing Company’s Campout West Coast Pale finishes first at the Canadian Brewing Awards

Cannabis yoga a budding trend in Fernie

Yoga studio, cannabis educator team up to offer Fernie’s first cannabis yoga classes from May 17

Sparwood’s Momma Di a mother to many

The Free Press competition winner revealed; plus Mother’s Day around the Valley

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

UPDATE: Aggressive coyote moves to Sparwood

Residents urged not to feed or approach the animal

City of Fernie to hold referendum for multi-purpose centre loan

Council opts for assent voting after petition calling for a referendum garners over 500 signatures

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

‘Teams that win are tight’: B.C. Lions search for chemistry at training camp

The Lions added more than 50 new faces over the off-season, from coaching staff to key players

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Carbon dioxide at highest levels for over 2.5 million years, expert warns of 100 years of disruption

CO2 levels rising rapidly, now higher than at any point in humanity’s history

B.C. ferry stops to let black bear swim past near Nanaimo

Queen of Oak Bay brakes for wildlife in Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Most Read