A trial date will be set on June 16

Lemon Creek trial date decision delayed

Fuel spill case will go to trial sometime next spring.

In the Nelson courthouse today, lawyers for Executive Flight Centre, the provincial government, and Marilyn Burgoon compared appointment books and could not decide on a trial date before next April in the Lemon Creek case.

So Judge Richard Hewson told them talk to each other and get back to him in court on June 16 with a date they can all agree on.

Marilyn Burgoon, a Slocan Valley resident, is conducting a private prosecution of Executive Flight Centre and the BC government following a fuel spill in Lemon Creek nearly two years ago.

Following the brief hearing, Burgoon said there is an upside to delays.

“It gives me time to raise enough money,” she said.

Burgoon is prosecuting the case herself after attempting, so far unsuccessfully, to get the federal fisheries department to do it.

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