The judge in the Randy Hanoski arson trial will deliver his verdict January 24 in Rossland.
Hanoski is accused of burning down the Silver Ledge Hotel and a neighbouring trailer in Ainsworth in 2010.
His trial wrapped up this month with the Crown arguing the evidence pointed to the inescapable conclusion that Hanoski, 54, set the fire, while the defence countered that the Crown failed to prove its case.
Provincial Court Judge Ron Fabbro will choose between the two versions.
Hanoski remains on bail.