News Briefs for Wednesday, March 16

Former Ladysmith school district administrator that pleaded guilty

David Street gets conditional discharge and probation

A former Ladysmith school district administrator that pleaded guilty to theft may not receive a mark on his criminal record.

David Mark Street, 56, pleaded guilty in December and was handed a conditional discharge, with 21 months probation, by a provincial court judge on March 14 – he won’t have a criminal record if he is able to meet the probation order.

Street, former Ladysmith Secondary School principal, was charged in May following an RCMP investigation. He subsequently resigned from the school district and received no severance. Dale Burgos, district spokesman said the district had no comment on the matter.

Crown counsel and Chris Churchill, Street’s legal representation, were contacted for comment, but have not responded yet.

Street will also be required to pay a $100 victim surcharge fee by April 14.

Parks, culture & recreation master plan open house for April 6

Ladysmith Parks, Recreation and Culture department will be holding an open house April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Frank Jameson Community Centre to gather public input on its Parks, Recreation & Cultural Master Plan.

The objective is to develop “an overall framework that conveys the community’s values and objectives for Ladysmith’s Parks, Recreation and Culture services.”

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