Accused referred to restorative justice
SYDNEY — A Westmount man charged with theft over $5,000 will have his case referred to the adult restorative justice program. James Edward Lund, 48, of Montieth Avenue, committed the offence in Glace Bay in July 2015. The theft involved a Glace Bay couple. The program is an alternative to the mainstream court process and brings all parties together to discuss the crime and the impact on both the victims and the accused. The program also includes a punishment phase which can be overruled by a court. Lund is scheduled back in court March 30 for a status report on his progress in the program.