N.B. man to be jailed for Burnt Church shooting

By KEVIN COX
The Globe and Mail
Saturday, May 5, 2001

A New Brunswick native has been sentenced to two years in jail for firing a shot at a boat carrying four commercial fishermen during a confrontation on Miramichi Bay last September. 

Gordon Augustine, 39, was convicted of possession of a dangerous weapon after a shot was fired at a commercial fishing boat from a native vessel near Burnt Church, N.B., on Sept. 22. The shot shattered a toilet on the boat in an incident that received national publicity as part of the ongoing conflict over a native lobster fishery on the bay last fall.