DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Kevin J. Johnston has been given a court date for an assault charge stemming from an incident in Dawson Creek last year.

The trial has been scheduled for one day on September 23rd, 2022, in Dawson Creek.

On March 25th, 2021, Johnston and others entered No Frills in Dawson Creek without masks when the provincial mandate was still in effect.

Dawson Creek RCMP said the manager followed the group back out of the store to collect license plates for a police report.

A couple of videos appeared online, one of which showed Johnston being arrested and another showing Johnston punching the manager.

Johnston’s bail hearing was held on March 26th, 2021, and he has appeared in court multiple times regarding the assault charge since then.

Johnston has been charged with multiple other offences across the country, before and after this incident in Dawson Creek.

He pleaded guilty to a hate crime he committed in Ontario for anti-Muslim posts in 2017.

He also pleaded guilty to criminal harassment charges for targeting an Alberta Health Services employee, who he posted pictures of online with threatening messages.

Johnston had also tried to cross into the U.S. illegally on foot from Saskatchewan into Montana, skipping out on his final weekend in jail in Calgary.

It would have been his last days in jail, as part of a 40-day jail term to be served on weekends.

Shailynn Foster

Shailynn Foster is a news reporter for energeticcity.ca. Shailynn has been writing since she was 7 years old, but only recently started her journey as a journalist. Shailynn was born and raised in Fort St. John and she watches way too much YouTube, Netflix and Disney+ during the week while playing DND on the weekends.