Man to donate fish instead of doing community service

(QMI Agency)

(QMI Agency)

LINDA RICHARDSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:41 AM ET

SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO - A judge gave a commercial fisherman the option Monday of donating 200 pounds of fish to Batchewana First Nation as part of his probation.

Ian Agawa, 31, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and three counts of threatening stemming from a July 27 incident at Goulais Mission.

Crown attorney Bill Johnson and defence counsel Lindsay Marshall jointly recommended that Agawa receive a suspended sentence and probation with conditions that included 50 hours of community service.

Agawa asked if he could donate 200 pounds of fish to the First Nation’s elders or make a monetary donation to the women’s shelter, because he’s away from the community fishing most of the time.


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