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Sentencing for Clarence White on two counts of dangerous operation of a vessel causing death will be adjourned until at least February.

Sentencing has been adjourned in the case of a boating collision off Beach Point in 2018 that resulted in the death of two men.

Clarence White of Dover was scheduled to be sentenced January 17 in PEI Supreme Court after a September guilty verdict on two counts of dangerous operation of a vessel causing death.

Trial coordinator Sandra Ripley told The Graphic the adjournment is due to new Covid-19 protocols in PEI Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Sentencing was initially adjourned to January 31 but now it will be moved to a later date, yet to be determined.

On January 5, it was announced Supreme Court and Court of Appeal would reduce the number of in-person proceedings due to a spike in Covid cases on PEI. A release said most court matters would proceed virtually, by teleconference or be adjourned.

See the January 19 issue of the Eastern Graphic for the new sentencing date.

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