Judge urges dog owners to control dogs

Dog owners were urged by a judge in Stettler Provincial Court on Nov. 26 to control their dogs or not own any canines.

Dog owners were urged by a judge in Stettler Provincial Court on Nov. 26 to control their dogs or not own any canines.

“If people are going to have dogs, control them,” Judge Jim Mitchell said after he fined Grant Gorham the prescribed $60 after pleading guilty to permitting a dog to run at large in breaking a bylaw in the Village of Clive.

“Dogs may be friends of yours, but not for your neighbours.”

Several other infractions of dogs attacking and biting in the local region were brought before court with trials set for early next year.

Kristopher Ryan Feil was fined a total of $2,960 for infractions in the Traffic Safety Act which included $2,500 for driving a motor vehicle with no insurance, and $230 each for operating an unregistered vehicle and displaying an unauthorized licence plate.

John William Stewart was fined $2,500 for driving a vehicle with no insurance and $402 for careless driving after driving into a fence near Mirror in August.

Gordon Allen Lyle was fined a total of $600, with $350 for assaulting and resisting a police officer and $150 for causing a disturbance and $100 for failing to appear in court.

Shaun Matthew Hunt was fined $500 for driving a vehicle while disqualified and $100 for failing to appear in court.

Sharon Elizabeth Smith, 32, was fined $200 for failing to comply with probation.

Daniel Lloyd Calihoo was fined $200 for failing to comply with probation.

Lloyd Denney, Dean Kozak, Dustan Wawzkiewicz and Tray Wiggins were each fined $50 for parking an unattached trailer on a street in the Town of Stettler.

Michael J. Rac, 25, of Edmonton was placed on 12-month probation for causing a disturbance in August with his girlfriend on a road near Rochon Sands.