Highlights/murder

Society

Florida police arrest suspect in double homicide of Canadian couple

Florida police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of two Canadian seniors in late March. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday that they arrested the suspect, a 28-year-old man, after police were» 

Society

Mother of murder victim warns women to leave abusive partners

Mohammed Shamji was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 14 years after admitting he killed his wife. Police, the judge and the mother of victim all spoke about the danger of domestic violence. Mother repeatedly» 

Health, Society

Domestic homicide is predictable, preventable: report

A new report found that 476 people died in Canada between 2010 and 2015 as a result of domestic violence. Most of the victims were women, but so were men and children. Of the perpetrators, 86 per cent were men» 

International, Politics

Khashoggi mystery: international reaction limited to “concern”

Some media outlets are reporting alleged new and horrific details regarding the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Circumstantial evidence would seem to indicate a murder inside the embassy, something the Saudis have denied. International reaction has been muted,» 

On this day, a pseudo religious doomsday cult l'Ordre du Temple Solaire, began its series of murders and collective suicides in Quebec (Radio-Canada)

International, Society

History Canada: October 4,1994: An international cult tragedy begins

Sex, money, strange rituals and mysticism, charismatic leaders, weapons, doomsday belief. All these elements above typically associated to varying degrees with cults, came to a head on this day in international death and murder starting in a quiet town in» 

Politics, Society

Fallout from Stanley murder trial continues

(respectful public commenting is open at very bottom of page) The trial involved a second-degree murder charge against a farmer who shot and killed an intruder on his farm. Most people feel the case would not have attracted widespread attention» 

Parents of the accused in mosque attack speak out

“We have also lost a son,” say the parents of Alexandre Bissonnette in a letter obtained by the public broadcaster, Radio-Canada. In March, Bissonnette will face six charges of first-degree murder in the shooting attack on a Quebec City mosque» 

Society

‘Serial killer:’ words now used in massive police investigation

Toronto Police have laid three more charges of first-degree murder against a landscaper and are asking people who had work done by him to contact investigators. It seems police have found human remains in some large planters and are looking» 

International

Canadians warned of dangers of travel to Jamaica

The Canadian government has warned Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” and be “extremely vigilant” if they intend to travel to Jamaica. That country is one of the three top Caribbean destinations for Canadians wanting to escape the» 

Non-fiction: 30 years as a prison guard

“Down Inside”: A career in Canada’s federal prisons Suicides, violent beatings, horrific murders,  guards who cared, guards who didn’t, bureaucratic indifference, political meddling, Robert Clark saw all of that and much more. Robet Clarks intimate look at his long career»