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ATV accident case adjourned

News in brief

The case against Nicholas Sean Forster, 19, of Sechelt, charged July 14 with dangerous driving causing death and failing to stop at an accident causing death in relation to the July 13 accident that killed 21-year-old Shelby Rowland, was adjourned for the second time on Nov. 7.

The case has been put over to Nov. 20 where according to crown counsel Trevor Cockfield, an arraignment hearing will take place and a date will be fixed for trial.

Cockfield said both crown and defence are also still waiting for an accident reconstruction report to be completed, which was the source of the previous delay in the case several weeks ago.

Forster was released from custody after his first court appearance on July 16 on terms of recognizance. Conditions limited him to driving only to and from work during business hours.

The collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. July 13 in the area of the Mason Road mine site in West Sechelt.

RCMP said the vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when they collided at a curve along the forest service road. The SUV struck the rear of the all-terrain vehicle.

District gets tree grant

The District of Sechelt parks department was successful in an application for a $10,000 grant from Tree Canada and BC Hydro.

According to a District news release, the funds will be used to purchase of trees for an upcoming Adopt-a-Tree Program.

The program will see a three way partnership between Tree Canada, BC Hydro, who will supply the trees, the Sechelt parks department, who will install the trees and property owners, who will commit to watering the trees that they 'adopt'.

The District will be releasing more details on the project in December.



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