Bill Boyd’s court date adjourned to Nov. 7

The former Kindersley MLA is facing charges of altering land and wildlife habitat

Clarion Staff

Former Kindersley MLA Bill Boyd’s lawyer has asked for an adjournment in order to continue discussing the terms of the case against him  with the Crown. Boyd is facing charges of altering land and wildlife habitat.

Boyd, who lives on a farm south of Eston, was scheduled to make a first appearance at provincial court in Kindersley on Oct. 10, but he was not in court on Tuesday. Robart Ard, Boyd’s defence lawyer, appeared on his client’s behalf to ask for an adjournment.

Bill Boyd

The charges against Boyd include three violations under the Environmental Management and Protection Act, and one charge under the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act. The four charges are related to the alleged altering of the shoreline, wildlife habitat and ecological lands along the South Saskatchewan River.

Boyd stands charged with altering wildlife habitat and ecological lands, contrary to a section of the Wildlife Habitat Protection Act. The three remaining charges are covered under the Environmental Management and Protection Act.

The accused stands charged with one count of altering the configuration of, one count of removing, displacing or adding any sand, gravel or other material to, and one count of removing vegetation from the bed, bank or boundary of any river, stream, lake, creek, marsh, or other watercourse or water body.

For more on this story, please see the Oct. 11 print edition of The Clarion.

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