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Airport Inn owner charged after returning to broken down hotel

Raif Fleihan, the owner of the Airport Inn Lakeside in Lake Country is selective about who he'll talk to but he did talk to
November 19, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The owner of Lake Country’s now boarded up Airport Inn will be in court next month to face two charges from conflicts earlier this month and one of them stems from going to the building he’s become so closely associated with.

Raif Amine Fleihan, born in 1945, was charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats from a Nov. 13  incident.

Information on that charge indicates that Fleihan threatened a man with either a weapon or an imitation weapon and police were called in.

He was released on conditions, one of which being that he wasn’t allowed to enter 11474 Petrie Road, the address of the Airport Inn.

According to information on a breach of undertaking charge from a Nov. 14 incident, Fleihan went back to the Petrie Road address for undisclosed reasons.

Fleihan has been in conflict with the District of Lake Country for years, and took his case to the B.C. Supreme Court and the B.C. Court of Appeal. 

His issues with the district came to a head in August when he was told that the inn had to be shut down, bordered up and fenced off.

Fleihan will be back in court on Dec. 10.

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