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Queen of the North appeal bid denied

Canada’s highest court will not hear the appeal of the man convicted in the deadly 2006 sinking of a ferry off the B.C North Coast.

The Supreme Court of Canada has denied Karl Lilgert’s request to appeal his convictions on two counts of criminal negligence causing death.

Lilgert was at the helm of the Queen of the North when it ran aground and sank or Gil Island as it traveled between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert.

Passengers Gerald Foisy and Shirley Rosette of 100 Mile House died in the sinking.

Lilgert was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to four years in prison.

The Supreme Court Justices provided no reasons for denying leave to appeal his convictions.

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