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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» 


‘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» 


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

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 in the» 


Still more problems for aboriginal inquiry

The non-stop controversy continues with the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) as yet another executive leaves. It is the latest in a series of high-level turnovers at the inquiry since it began in 2016» 


No bathroom break so murder confession not admissible

In an important ruling, a judge in the city of Red Deer, Alberta ruled that a confession to a triple murder is not admissible as evidence in the suspect’s trial because the police did not let him go to the» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Supreme Court refuses honour killing appeal

Canada’s top court will not hear an appeal by Hamed Shafia convicted of killing his three sisters and another family member in January 2012. The judge found Shafia and his parents guilty of first degree murder in a case he» 


Canada history: Feb 7, 2010: The shocking case of Col. Williams

It was truly a case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and it rocked Canada’s Armed Forces and shocked the entire country. Canadians generally have a very high regard for their military forces. The military historically, and to this day,» 


Admissions stopped at care home involved in murder case

A long-term car home where a former nurse is suspected of having killed seven seniors has been ordered to temporarily stop to all admissions, reports CBC. ‘A risk of harm’ cited An official of the department of health of the»