A case management session for Husky Energy relating to charges stemming from a 2016 pipeline leak has been set for North Battleford provincial court in December.
The decision came during an appearance in Lloydminster provincial court this past week. No decision has been made as to where future court sessions will be held.
The case management meeting was moved to North Battleford as Judge Lorna Dyck, who will be involved, is in located in the city.
The Calgary-based oil and gas producer is facing several provincial and federal charges relating to the release of 225,000 litres of diluted heavy oil from a pipeline near Maidstone in July 2016. About 40 per cent of that oil went into the North Saskatchewan River, affecting water intakes in the cities of North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort.
Crown Prosecutor Matthew Miazga said there has been no election made by the Federal Crown on its charges, so it is still unknown as to what level of court some of the charges may be in. The provincial offence is summary by law so it will remain in provincial court regardless of where the case may be tried.
He said Judge Dyck has asked she be provided, in advance of the session, with a witness and exhibit list as well as any other documents that may assist her in conducting the case management hearing
Case management sessions are not open to the public.
-- With files from Angela Brown
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