News

Trio plead guilty to damaging trees

Three people are scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday in Richmond provincial court after pleading guilty to 26 counts under the city's tree protection bylaw.

Amandeep K. Dhillon, Paramjit S. Pandher and Karpal Singh were accused of preparing a site for rezoning, and damaging 27 trees before the site assessment process had been completed.

A property at 22391 Westminster Hwy. was eyed for a residential development, and at one point, protection had been put in place for the trees on the property.

But those barriers were removed at some point, and the three men, linked to a B.C. numbered company (0740769 BC Ltd.) went ahead with preparing the site and in doing so damaged a variety of species of trees.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
 
More money pledged for Richmond Olympic Experience
 
CP Holiday Train Puts on a Great show in Agassiz
Surrey murder victim identifed as Jaylen Sandhu, 17
 
Police seek machete-wielding attacker
 
Carly Rae Jepsen surprises Christmas at the Clarke fans
Chilliwack council sends ALC application back for another look
 
Province OKs TransLink referendum question
 
Burnaby RCMP seek MVA witnesses

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.