Two Membertou men referred to restorative justice
SYDNEY — Wildlife Act charges against two Membertou men have been referred to the restorative justice program.
Cary Paul, 30, and Craig Justin Christmas, 40, are both charged with careless use of a firearm, hunting with a light and discharging a firearm too close to a residence. Both are also charged with a single count of failing to attend court.
The offences are alleged to have occurred last Oct. 27 in Christmas Island.
The restorative justice program is an alternative to the regular justice process. It is designed to still hold the offender accountable for their actions as part of the program brings all sides together to discuss what occurred and how it can be prevented from happening in the future.
A status update on their progress in the program is now set for July 10.