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Inquest into fatal mill fire to hear new evidence

March 24, 2015 - A coroner's inquest into a fatal explosion at Lakeland Mills in Prince George, B.C., is set to hear new forensic evidence as testimony resumes today.

Coroner Lisa Lapointe has ruled that results of a post-blast investigation commissioned by the mill's owners is relevant to the inquiry.

The information was recently uncovered during witness questioning, but was protected by privilege under the Coroners Act.

Lapointe asked Lakeland's lawyers last week to allow jurors to hear the evidence and the Ministry of Justice says counsel has now agreed.

March 24, 2015
By The Canadian Press