Jail time for man convicted of burning Flat Bay community centre

Jail time for man convicted of burning Flat Bay community centre

A man convicted of setting fire to a community centre in Flat Bay, on Newfoundland's west coast, has been sentenced to two years less a day in jail.

Gage Cormier will also have to pay a victim impact surcharge of $400 and be on probation for two years after his release from prison.

Cormier, 20, appeared before provincial court judge Lynn Cole in Stephenville on Thursday.

He was charged arson and break and enter after a November 16, 2015 destroyed the community centre.

The community centre was one of several fires at the time that put the town on edge.

Police had arrested a second man, Brian Young, 41, and said they believed there was drug activity connected to the November fire.

Young pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to traffic, but the arson charge against him was dropped.