Former Kelowna, B.C., mayor Colin Basran’s first scheduled appearance on the charge of sexual assault came and went with little ado on Tuesday.
Basran, as is standard with first appearances, wasn’t in attendance and the matter has been deferred until Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.
In December, the B.C. Prosecution Service announced the single charge against Basran for an incident that allegedly occurred in Kelowna in May 2022 when he was mayor of the Okanagan city.
Crown attorney Brock Martland and defence attorney Lydia Chu, representing Basran’s lawyer, Richard Peck, appeared virtually Tuesday.
Chu requested the matter be adjourned for four weeks, which would give the lawyers time to review a package of particulars recently submitted to court. This was accepted.