Headed to trial

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dis­posal site, and a Nova Sco­tia num­bered com­pany, the waste trans­fer sta­tion, are fac­ing a to­tal of 20 charges. Der­rick and Bar­bara Shaf­fer op­er­ate the num­bered com­pany.

3144393 Nova Sco­tia Lim­ited is fac­ing six counts of con­tra­ven­ing a term or con­di­tion of an ap­proval. It’s al­leged that the of­fences were com­mit­ted be­tween Nov. 6, 2015, and March 26, 2016.

Der­rick Shaf­fer, car­ry­ing on busi­ness as Shaf­fer En­ter­prises, faces 14 charges. These in­clude 12 counts dat­ing be­tween March 22 and 26, 2016, at his North River Road fa­cil­ity: 11 counts of con­tra­ven­ing a term or con­di­tion of an ap­proval and a charge of be­ing re­spon­si­ble for burn­ing des­ig­nated ma­te­rial with­out writ­ten au­tho­riza­tion.

Shaf­fer is also charged with con­tra­ven­ing a di­rec­tive dated March 10, 2016, and con­tra­ven­ing a Min­is­te­rial Or­der dated April 12, 2016.

Der­rick Shaf­fer was present in Kentville pro­vin­cial court on May 9, when he pleaded not guilty to all charges against the two com­pa­nies. The mat­ters were ad­journed un­til May 23 to set trial dates.

The charges against 3144393 Nova Sco­tia Lim­ited and Shaf­fer En­ter­prises have not been proven in court.

A fire at the North River Road fa­cil­ity broke out on March 22, 2016, and burned for sev­eral days. The blaze led to En­vi­ron­ment Canada is­su­ing an air qual­ity warn­ing for Kings County. Kentville Fire Chief Ryan MacEach­ern said in an in­ter­view on March 28, 2016, that the ap­par­ent cause of the fire was spon­ta­neous com­bus­tion.

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