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Trial date set for animal cruelty case

    Two weeks in December of 2012 have been set aside to hear the criminal case of John Barry Graham and Lawrence Bryden relating to the seizure of horses and cows at an East Coulee
area ranch.
    An agent for the pair and their legal counsel appeared in provincial court in Drumheller on Friday, November 18. Bryden has been charged with cruelty to animals and creating a nuisance under the criminal code, as well as charges under the Animal Protection Act.
 Graham, too, faces creating nuisance and cruelty to animals charges as well as disobeying a court order. He also faces charges under the Animal Protection Act as well as the Stray Animals Act.
    Both elected to be tried in a provincial court and pleaded not guilty. December 3-7 and December 17-21, 2012 have been set aside for trial on the criminal charges and the matters under the Animal Protection Act. 
    The Stray Animals Act charges against Graham will be spoken to on December 9, 2011.


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