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Walmart firebug back in court this January

It's expected Whynot will appear January 2022 to deal with sentencing on arson charges.
Dawson Creek Law Courts shot 1 - March 3

Nathan Colin Whynot will make another court appearance on Jan. 11, 2022, while his case is reviewed.

He appeared in court this week on Nov. 23, but the matter was adjourned by defence, confirmed the Dawson Creek court registry.

The 23-year old remains in custody over the arson at the DC Walmart in the summer of 2020, causing $1.38 million dollars in damages.

Registry did not have any information available as to why the matter was adjourned, but speculates it may be due to more time needed to complete or review a psychiatric report expected on Whynot at his last appearance.

They noted that court time is also ‘at a premium right now’ and time left before the holidays is being saved for more pressing matters.

In October 2020 Whynot attempted to plead guilty to the arson, firing his lawyer in the process.

Hon. David St. Pierre struck the plea from the record at the time, noting Whynot showed little remorse and no responsibility for the crime, attempting to expedite the court proceedings. He pled guilty a second time in March 2021, with the courts accepting it.

Whynot was sentenced for drug possession charges dating back to February 2019 in Mackenzie, adding to his jail time.

Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative. Email Tom at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca