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Zarelli gets 14 days in Perry Ridge protest

Sinixt blockade camp, March 2014.

Sinixt blockade camp, March 2014.

by  Greg Nesteroff, Nelson Star, May 21, 2014

A man who blocked a Slocan Valley logging road in March has received a 14-day conditional sentence and 18 months probation. Dennis Zarelli, 37, admitted to criminal contempt of court when he appeared before BC Supreme Court Justice Mark McEwan today. Read the rest of this entry

Sinixt update: Trial set for contempt case against Perry Ridge protesters

Marilyn James of the Sinixt nation speaks to supporters at Nelson, BC, court house, March 17, 2014.

Marilyn James of the Sinixt nation speaks to supporters at Nelson, BC, court house, March 17, 2014.

by  Sam Van Schie , Nelson Star, March 17, 2014

Two people arrested earlier this month for blocking a Slocan Valley logging road are now facing charges of contempt of court.

The accused — Marilyn James and her son Dennis Zarelli, both of the Sinixt Nation — were scheduled to appear at BC Supreme Court in Nelson this morning. However, when their case was called before Justice Mark McEwan, only James was present. A man standing in for Zarelli, who asked to be called Justin, explained that his friend was unable to attend court because his wife had recently died. Read the rest of this entry