SUMMERSIDE — The case of a 58-year-old Mount Royal farmer charged in connection with a fish kill in West Prince in the summer of 2011 has been once again adjourned.
The case was last before the court in December, at which time Warren Ellis’ lawyer requested an adjournment to allow him to review disclosure he had only received earlier that week.
Ellis wasn’t in Summerside provincial court Tuesday morning to answer to charges that he and his company, Warren Ellis Produce Inc., face under the federal Fisheries Act. The charges, under section 40(2) of the act, allege that sometime between July 21 and 23, 2011, near Mount Royal, that Ellis did: “deposit or permit the deposit of a deleterious substance in waters frequented by fish or in any place under any conditions where the deleterious substance may enter such water, to wit, the Trout River Watershed, in violation of section 36.(3) of the Fisheries Act.”
No pleas have been entered on the charges and no facts have been presented.
Ellis’ lawyer requested a further adjournment, citing a family health matter of the Crown attorney in the case as a reason, noting both parties have yet to sort through disclosure.
Judge Jeff Lantz set the matter over until Feb. 12 at 9 a.m.