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Brenda Jefferies • Review
Hamilton Public Health moves on Skinner inquest findings
Hamilton Public Health Services (PHS) is stepping up its programs on the perils of teenage drinking in response to recommendations made a year ago by a coroner’s inquest into a Flamborough youth’s death from alcohol poisoning.
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I’d like to thank Catherine O’Hara for her excellent editorial “Speaking Out” on binge drinking.
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John Rennison, METROLAND WEST MEDIA GROUP
Important lessons learned from Skinner inquest
Reliving the moments before and immediately following Christopher Skinner’s death recounted during a nine-day coroner’s inquest was a painful process for members of the Flamborough teen’s family – one they hope wasn’t in vain.
Inquest recommendations target underage drinking
Any parent who permits underage drinking of alcohol in their home, except if it is done by their own children with their permission, will be subject to a charge under the Liquor Licence Act, if the key recommendation of a coroner’s jury looking into the death of Flamborough teen Chris Skinner is implemented.
Dead teen's father wants alcohol less accessible
The father of a teenaged Mountsberg area youth, who died of alcohol poisoning on June 6, 2010, believes that two circumstances led to his son’s death. Easy accessibility to alcohol and ease in finding a place to go to drink it ultimately caused the tragedy said Brian Skinner during testimony Thursday afternoon at a coroner’s inquest into the death of 17-year-old Christopher Skinner.
John Rennison, METROLAND WEST MEDIA GROUP
Homeowner felt "safer" letting teens drink in house
After making his way downstairs at approximately 10:30 a.m. on June 6, 2010, Doug Baron poked his head into the family room of his Waterdown home, which played host to one of two parties the night before.
John Rennison, METROLAND WEST MEDIA GROUP
Baron: "I don't remember much"
Wendy Baron doesn’t remember much from the night 17-year-old Christopher Skinner, a talented musician who was only months away from commencing first-year studies at the University of Toronto, died on the floor in her family room.
Baron family testifies at inquest
"We screwed up, we screwed up."
Inquest ponders how to drive home binge drinking message
"The threat of the law," is keeping youth from drinking and driving but the dangers of binge drinking aren't enough to deter them from playing drinking games and boozing.
Skinner knew the risks: lawyer
“Chris Skinner, who was a bright kid, turned his mind to that issue, knew alcohol could kill him and still did something foolish,” said Neil Jones, counsel for the Skinner family in a statement on Monday during a coroner’s discretionary inquest into the events surrounding the death of the Flamborough youth.
Dead teen's friends still party
Even after 17-year-old Christopher Skinner died of alcohol poisoning after attending two Waterdown house parties in June 2010, two of his friends say they continue to drink, sometimes too much.
Brenda Jefferies • Review
Coroner "upset" by hazing
Dr. Richard Zizzo has seen more than one victim dead of alcohol poisoning during his time as a provincial investigating coroner.
Brenda Jefferies • Review
Inquest hears details of teen's death
In the hours leading up to his death in the early hours of June 6, 2010, 17-year-old Christopher Skinner consumed a lethal amount of alcohol at two Waterdown house parties. His blood alcohol level was 390 mg per 100 ml of blood – nearly five times the legal limit.
 
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