Canadian Ben Hayward will be competing in the K1 and the C2 events at the Pan Am Games hosted by the Minden Wild Water Preserve on the Gull River this coming weekend. Training is all week./DARREN LUM Staff

Preliminary hearing set for Savage 

By Sue Tiffin
Published July 18 2017

A preliminary hearing has been set for William Savage accused with the first-degree murder of Bowmanville man David Palmer. The matter will be back in court for the hearing on Sept. 13. A trial date has not been set yet.

Savage from Fenelon Falls was charged with first-degree murder on Oct. 26 2016 in connection with the death of Palmer a 47-year-old man whose remains were found in the Haliburton area in May 2015.

The preliminary hearing date was set at a judicial pre-trial held in Lindsay court on June 30. Pretrials are not open to the public or media. Savage has made nine appearances in court by video and three appearances in person since Oct. 27. He is incarcerated at an undisclosed location.

At the time of the arrest OPP confirmed that Savage and Palmer were known to each other. Palmer was last seen on Oct. 2 2015 outside of Pontypool and his vehicle was found on Oct. 14 near Spruce Lake Trail.

With files from Angelica Ingram