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PHOTOS: BC Lions pay tribute to killed Pitt Meadows child

12-year-old Chace Nicol was hit and killed while cycling to school

Before the opening kickoff at the last regular season game for the BC Lions yesterday, the crowd of more than 22,000 people fell silent to pay tribute to 12-year-old resident Chace Nicol.

The Pitt Meadows student was fatally struck by a truck while cycling to school on the morning of Oct. 18, and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

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As an avid football fan and member of the Meadows Ridge Knights junior bantam team, Nicol was given a moment of silence by the BC Lions as his photo was displayed on the jumbotron at the Oct. 20 game against the Calgary Stampeders.

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Locals wanting to mourn the loss of Nicol have been doing so by visiting the growing memorial set up at the corner of 116A Avenue and 196B Street, where the tragic incident occurred.

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Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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