Land of Canaan accidentThe West Coast Demerara (WCD) resident who drove recklessly on Sunday last, causing the death 47-year-old Garfield McPherson, was on Tuesday remanded to prison.Twenty-eight-year-old Delon Dublin of Lot 70 Anna Catherina, WCD, denied that on May 6, 2018 at Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he drove motorcar PRR 6380 dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of McPherson.On the day of the accident, Dublin was transporting two passengers; Diana McGarrell and McPherson to Georgetown.The defendant was reportedly proceeding at a fast rate in the northern direction when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a nearby trench.He, along with the two injured persons, were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where McPherson succumbed to his injuries.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield had no objections to bail being granted. However, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan whom he appeared before remanded Dublin to prison. The case will continue on May 21.
Local road crews are preparing to take to the streets Monday morning, should the threat of snow hold true. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for the greater Vancouver area, beginning today and lasting through Thursday. A strong cold front will bring snow levels below 1,500 feet, with the greatest chance of snow in the lowlands expected Monday morning, according to the weather service. “We could get a little bit of snow that could make the morning commute a little dicey,” said Paul Tolleson, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.Both Vancouver and county public works officials are keeping a close eye on the forecast and making sure that everything runs smoothly should the weather result in slick road conditions. De-icing equipment has been mounted on Vancouver Public Works trucks, and crews will be prepared to hit the streets for a preemptive strike at 4 a.m. Monday, the city agency said.