An anti-pipeline protester who was part of a tree sit-in on Burnaby Mountain has been sentenced after he was convicted of assaulting a Kinder Morgan contractor.
Jakub Markiewicz, who was 18 at the time, has been handed a suspended sentence and 15-months probation.
Court heard the protester held a large log over his head to threaten and intimidate a pipeline surveyor on Burnaby mountain last March.
Markiewicz was also found guilty of assaulting a GVRD surveyor, who had no connection to the pipeline project.
He was acquitted of two other charges, including assaulting a police officer.
Markiewicz chained himself to a tree for several days in 2014 in a pipeline protest where about 100 other people were arrested for violating a court-ordered injunction, but civil contempt charges were later dropped.