New date for inquest in the death of William Wilkins

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New date for inquest in the death of William Wilkins

Ministry of the Solicitor General

GUELPH, ON, Jan. 8 - Dr. Karen J. Acheson, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central West Ontario, today announced that the date for the inquest into the death of William Wilkens has been amended to Monday, March 1, 2004. Mr. Wilkins was a firefighter with the Barrie City Fire Department who died in the line of duty on May 27, 2002. The inquest is expected to last two weeks and will hear from approximately 12 witnesses. The inquest will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2004, at the Simcoe County Administration Building, Highway 26, North of Barrie. Dr. W. John Ewen will preside as inquest coroner. Disponible en fran├žais www.mpss.jus.gov.on.caFor further information: Contact: Dr. Karen J. Acheson, Regional Supervising Coroner, (519) 837-6330