Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Giant Mine widows' date with the Supremes

The widows of nine miners who were killed 16 years ago in an explosion at the Giant Mine near Yellowknife will also have their day in the Supreme Court in May.

They are appealing a Northwest Territories Court of Appeal decision, which overturned an earlier decision ordering the mine's owner, Royal Oak Ventures, and three other parties, to pay $10.7 million in compensation for the wrongful death of their spouses in the fatal blast.

Roger Warren, the miner who planted the bomb, was convicted in 1995 of nine counts of first-degree murder and is currently serving a life sentence.


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