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Inquest called into death of construction worker at Peterborough landfill

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Jerry Chard.

The 59 year old died on November 10, 2015, from injuries sustained while working at a landfill site in Peterborough. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.

The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding Chard’s death. The jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing future deaths.

The inquest is expected to last three days and hear from approximately 10 witnesses.

The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Rogers Room, Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn, 84 Lansdowne St. E., Peterborough.  Dr. Mary E. Bourne will preside as inquest coroner. Frank Schwalm will be counsel to the coroner.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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