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Calgary preacher arrested in Alberta border blockade gets bail

A Calgary pastor has been granted bail after his arrest more than six weeks ago for his involvement with protesters at a border blockade in southern Alberta.

Artur Pawlowski is charged with breaching an order to keep the peace and with committing mischief

Artur Pawlowski was arrested after giving a speech to protesters at Coutts, Alta., in February. (Artur Pawlowski/Facebook)

A Calgary pastor has been granted bail after his arrest more than six weeks ago for his involvement with protesters at a border blockade in southern Alberta.

Calgary Street Church minister Artur Pawlowski is charged with breaching an order to keep the peace and with committing mischief by inciting others to block use of public property.

The charges relate to his joining a rally at a roadblock on Highway 4 outside Milk River, Alta., and later giving a speech heard on video telling protesters to continue their fight against government mandates.

A judge denied Pawlowski release on Feb. 9, but Court of Queen's Bench Justice Gaylene Kendall granted him bail today after a review.

Pawlowski is required to pay $25,000 in bail as well as a $10,000 surety from his wife and an additional $2,000 from his son.

He is under 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew except to attend church services.

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