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B.C. ferry worker jailed four years

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VANCOUVER -- The mariner who was navigating the Queen of the North passenger ferry when it ran aground and sank off British Columbia's northern coast, killing two passengers, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Karl Lilgert, 59, was convicted last month of criminal negligence causing the deaths of Gerald Foisy and Shirley Rosette, who vanished when the Queen of the North missed a routine turn and collided with a remote island in March 2006.

One of Lilgert's sons sat in the public gallery as the sentence was read.

Lilgert's lawyer has already indicated he plans to file an appeal of the conviction.

 

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 25, 2013 A10

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