Weather conditions good during crash of Queen of the North
A B.C. Supreme Court trial has heard the wind was less than five knots and visibility was good the night the Queen of the North ferry sank. Drew Pawley, a long time employee of Environment Canada, testified Tuesday at the trial of Karl Lilgert, who is charged
with criminal negligence causing death. Lilgert was the fourth officer aboard the vessel the night it sank. His lawyers argue poor visibility caused by bad weather was among a list of factors that contributed to the March 2006 disaster. Pawley says the weather was pretty good, considering the time of year, and while there were occasional light or moderate showers, the sea state was good as well.
Who is responsible for the recovery of a mail truck?
It's unclear who will recover an 18 wheeler full of mail that tumbled down an embankment east of Hope Tuesday morning. A firm specializing in heavy equipment recovery was called in to retrieve the trailer, but walked away from the job. Jamie Davis Motor Truck cites ongoing payment issues with the independent contractors Canada Post hires to haul mail around the province. Jamie Davis owns Jamie Davis Motor Truck. He was called in to retrieve the trailer. But when he tried negotiating his fee, which he says could run 20 thousand dollars, he was left hanging. So he walked away from the job. The Ministry of Environment has since paid to have the semi's tractor removed to prevent fuel from leaking into the creek. Canada Post says it's aware of the accident and sending employees out to collect the mail. As for the trailer, they say that's an issue for the independent contractor.