On Wednesday afternoon, a local man charged with manslaughter has pleaded not guilty in the death of 29-year-old Travis Waite.
Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple said a date for the trial to begin will be set by December 9th of this year.
On May 18th, Emergency health services responded to a report of an injured man.
27-year-old Cody Kenneth McDonell allegedly punched Waite, who was first taken to the Fort St. John hospital, but then was transported to a hospital in Vancouver.
He died of his head injuries on May 30th. McDonell was then charged with manslaughter on June 15th.