Esa Carriere, 23, was the victim of a 2018 Canada Day homicide. (Facebook)

Two charged in Kelowna Canada Day death appear in court

Nathan Truant, 26, Noah Vaten, 20 are both charged with manslaughter

The two men charged in relation to a Canada Day stabbing in Kelowna made a brief court appearance on Thursday.

Nathan Truant, 26, Noah Vaten, 20, are both charged with manslaughter in the death of Esa Carriere in 2018.

READ MORE: Kelowna Canada Day stabbing victim remembered as ‘super nice guy’

An unnamed 18-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, of Kelowna, are also charged in connection with the incident.

Carriere, a 23-year-old originally from Mississauga Ont., was discovered on the ground near the Queensway bus loop suffering from life-threatening injuries, back on July 1, 2018.

READ MORE: Bail hearings postponed for those charged in Kelowna Canada Day homicide

RCMP received reports of an altercation about 10:50 p.m. just after the Canada Day fireworks. Kelowna’s downtown was flooded with people at the time but no one was arrested at the scene.

Vaten appeared very quickly in a Kelowna courtroom via video for a fix-a-date for a bail hearing which is scheduled for May 30.

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