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Change in trial date for Deer Lake man

Richard Dewey of Deer Lake has been fighting to have the town's water supply cleaned up since 2016.
Richard Dewey of Deer Lake has been fighting to have the town's water supply cleaned up since 2016. - Gary Kean
CORNER BROOK, N.L. —

The trial of a Deer Lake man charged with mischief has been rescheduled. The man was charged after he went to the Deer Lake Canal in May, three days before Corner Brook Pulp and Paper began a site cleanup.
Richard Dewey was to go to trial on Sept. 10 but the Crown applied to have the date changed because one of its witnesses was unavailable.
The application was heard by Judge Wayne Gorman in provincial court Aug. 28 in Corner Brook.
Dewey and his lawyer, Jim Goudie, appeared via teleconference. 

Richard Dewey feels his arrest for being at Deer Lake Canal was unjustified and vows to keep fighting

Goudie told the court that they preferred to have the trial go ahead as scheduled. 
The Crown indicated the witness was one it considered necessary and Goudie said he would need to cross examine him.
Gorman said the Crown’s request was reasonable under the circumstances and granted the application.
A new trial date was set for Sept. 27. 

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