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Sentence in RDNO case delayed to clarify media comments
The sentencing of the Regional District of North Okanagan in a water contamination case has been delayed after the judge who found the regional district guilty was "seeing red" after a comment made by an unidentified regional district official to a radio station on the matter the next day.
Mayland McKimm said he was "seeing red" over a comment on a radio interview coming from a person he believed to be the board chair of the regional district suggesting the RDNO did nothing wrong. McKimm felt that to be troubling and showing indifference toward his ruling and toward the justice system.
McKimm has asked for a transcript of the radio broadcast.
RDNO lawyer Rob Bruneau said he would be seeking clarification on the statement in question.
A date will be fixed next Wednesday for sentencing.
See Friday's Morning Star for more information.