A press release was just published announcing that charges were laid yesterday, under the Forests Act following an investigation into the Barrington Lake wildfire.

Dalton Clark Stewart, 22, of Villagedale, Shelburne County, is charged with:

  • lighting a fire on privately owned land without permission of the owner or occupier
  • failing to take reasonable efforts to prevent the spread of a fire
  • leaving a fire unattended.

Mr. Stewart is scheduled to appear in Shelburne provincial court on March 7.