Sneezy, a.k.a. the Big Bad Wolf, is set to stand trial Saturday, April 13 for blowing down houses of the Three Little Pigs, as part of Nanaimo Law Day. (News Bulletin file)

Big Bad Wolf to claim allergies as defence at Nanaimo Law Day trial

Three little pigs, Gingerbread Man to take stand in mock trial at family event this Saturday

Allergies will form the basis of defence as the Big Bad Wolf stands trial for blowing down houses of the Three Little Pigs at the courthouse in Nanaimo on Saturday, April 13.

As part of Law Day in Nanaimo, people will get to witness first-hand a trial scenario with characters from various children’s stories and children under 12 years old will be allowed to be jurors. The trial begins at 11 a.m. with a decision expected to be rendered around noon.

Erin Brook, Canadian Bar Association’s Nanaimo Law Day committee chairwoman, said the scenario is a good way for children to learn about the legal system. The Gingerbread Man, all three little pigs, the wolf’s grandmother and the wolf, Sneezy, are expected to take the stand.

“The trial is incredibly popular as it gives children a relatable story to apply to the court system,” said Brook. “We have compelling evidence from the victims the three little pigs and the wolf himself. The question becomes are allergies enough to provide reasonable doubt. Did [the wolf] sneeze and accidentally damage the pigs houses or did he do it intentionally?”

In addition to the trial, tours of the various courtrooms and holding cells will be held and the courthouse library and prisoner transport vans will be available for viewing. People will have the opportunity to experience simulated intoxication as well with RCMP demonstrations featuring “drunk goggles,” which begin at noon.

Brook said it is an opportunity for people to see how the justice system works in a way that is both educational and entertaining.

Law Day in Nanaimo takes place between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Nanaimo courthouse on 35 Front Street.



reporter@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Nanaimo Ladysmith school district will seek input on strategic plan

Stated goals include reconciliation and environmental stewardship

Regional District of Nanaimo creating strategic plan for parks and trails

RDN manages more than 200 community and regional parks

Man suffers burns, dog dies in fire in Nanaimo

Structure burns down on Clifford Road property in Cedar

City of Nanaimo urging extreme caution in parks during fire season

Smoking, campfires, barbecues not allowed in city parks, users should be aware of fire hazards

First cruise ship of the season docks in Nanaimo

Silversea’s Silver Muse makes port call

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Improving transit will make a difference in a climate emergency

Transit helps take cars off the road, ease congestion and improve air quality, says letter writer

Most Read