Archive for: ‘April 2019’

Langley homicide victim identified as 27-year-old Shaun Clary

24/04/2019 Posted by admin

The dismembered body found on a stretch of rural road in Langley on Wednesday morning has been identified by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

The male victim is 27-year-old Shaun Alan Clary and police believe he had gang associations and the homicide was targeted.

But IHIT is quick to point out that while investigators are aware of the heightened tension between particular gang associates, it is too early to assume this conflict is directly responsible for this homicide.

Currently police are unable to confirm if Clary’s homicide is linked with other homicides, or other recent cases of violence.

“The targeted and barbaric nature of this homicide is not lost on investigators or the public, and we are working tirelessly to gather evidence to move forward,” said IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster in a statement.

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“There are individuals out there who have the intimate details in regards to the flagrant disregard for Mr. Clary’s life. We are looking to speak with those individuals and ultimately hold those responsible, accountable.”

Neighbours in the area called the homicide disturbing and unnerving. They are especially concerned given that 10 days ago, a 56-year-old Burnaby man who was a senior member of the Hells Angels was found dead about a 10 minute drive away. In that case, 27-year-old Jason Wallace was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the homicide of Robert Green on Oct. 16.

On the same day as Green’s death, another shooting happened when a male victim was shot in the leg near the Greater Vancouver Zoo just after 7 p.m.

He was found at the nearby McDonald’s in the 26400-block of 56 Avenue. The victim, a 29-year-old from Mission who is known to police, was rushed to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. So far, police have not arrested anyone connected with the shooting.

IHIT investigators are in the early stages of the investigation and is working with Langley RCMP to continue canvassing the area and find any witnesses.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact IHIT or Crime Stoppers.

~ with files from Amy Judd 

49 people have died from opioid overdoses in NS this year

24/04/2019 Posted by admin

Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health says 19 different organizations are now working together to try and create an action plan for opioid drug use in the province.

Dr. Robert Strang says representatives from government departments, professional associations, health authorities and corrections are working on the plan. One of the things they are looking at is over-prescribing by doctors.

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“We have to acknowledge that there’s been a significant over-prescribing of higher potency opioids,” said Strang.

“That’s why one of the streams have to be working with front line care providers on more appropriate prescribing and prescription monitoring.”

READ MORE: Canada ranked second in world for per-capita opioid use

Opioid drug use is a long standing problem – but the use of illegal Fentanyl is creating new challenges.

“What we’ve seen in British Columbia and moving eastwards and we’re starting to see some sings of in Nova Scotia, is illegally produced Fentanyl, which is typically coming from China,” said Strang.

WATCH: Parents of Edmonton man accused of manslaughter in fentanyl death speak out

So far this year, 49 people have died in Nova Scotia as a result of an opioid overdose. Health officials say nearly a dozen others have been saved through the use of Naloxone, which temporarily blocks the effects opiates have on the body.

Seven of the deaths this year in the province have been from Fentanyl – two from illicit Fentanyl and five from prescriptions.

Fentanyl is the same drug that led British Columbia to declare a public health emergency in April after an alarming number of deaths.

“If we’re seeing 49 people who have overdosed and 11 people who have been rescued from Narcan. Based on a per capita basis, that’s almost as bad as B.C., that’s almost as bad as Alberta,” said Dr. David Milne.

FULL COVERAGE: Fentanyl in Canada

Halifax Regional Police say they are considering following the lead of the RCMP and providing officers with Naloxone kits, in case they come across a Fentanyl overdose.

“We are concerned about it cause there are incidents where we have found it within the city,” said Detective Darrell Gaudet, Halifax Regional Police.

“As a result of that we’ve taken precautions with our members and how to react to it.”

WATCH: Nova Scotia RCMP given Naloxone kits amid spreading fentanyl crisis

Strang says officials are working to create a comprehensive plan on how the province can combat the issue of opioid drug misuse.  He hopes their recommendations will be in place early next year.

Russia voted out of UN Human Rights Council

24/04/2019 Posted by admin

The General Assembly voted Russia off the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday, a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions in Syria.

The 193-member General Assembly elected 14 members to 47-nation council, the U.N.’s main body charged with promoting and protecting human rights.

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READ MORE: Russia criticizes UN report linking Syrian government to chemical weapon use

Russia, which received 112 votes, lost its regional seat to Hungary, with 144 votes, and Croatia with 112 votes.

Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin played down the importance of the loss.

“It was a very close vote and very good countries competing, Croatia, Hungary. They are fortunate because of their size, they are not exposed to the winds of international diplomacy. Russia is very exposed. We’ve been on council a number of years, I’m sure next time we’ll get in,” he said.

READ MORE: Russia delays UN meeting on Ukraine, refusing to discuss human rights

Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China, Brazil, Rwanda, Hungary, Cuba, South Africa, Japan, Tunisia, the U.S. and U.K. all won seats on the council. Guatemala was the only country running for a seat beside Russia to not be elected.

Human rights groups had called for countries to reject the candidacies of Russia and Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of indiscriminate attacks against civilians in Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s election, however, was a foregone conclusion since it was running unopposed for its regional seat.

“In rejecting Russia’s bid for re-election to the Human Rights Council, U.N. member states have sent a strong message to the Kremlin about its support for a regime that has perpetrated so much atrocity in Syria,” said Louis Charbonneau, U.N. director at Human Rights Watch. “Next year, U.N. member states should make sure that all regional groups have real competition so no one is guaranteed victory.”

Britain’s Human Rights Minister Baroness Anelay said she was delighted with her country’s re-election to the council.

“The UK has been a strong advocate of the vital work of the Council since its inception, and we are honoured to continue to serve as a member,” Anelay said in statement.

Your Manitoba: October 2016

24/04/2019 Posted by admin

Your Manitoba October 31; Falcon Lake, Man.

Submitted by: Coop

Your Manitoba October 31; Buffalo Point, Man.

Submitted by: Carol Schultz

Your Manitoba October 31; Riding Mountain National Park, Man.

Submitted by: Celina Flett

Your Manitoba October 31; Erickson, Man.

Submitted by: Bev Hulley

Your Manitoba October 31; Milner Ridge, Man.

Submitted by: Robert Dvorski

Your Manitoba October 27; Whiteshell, Man.

Submitted by: Heather Howie

Your Manitoba October 27; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Catherine Sproat

Your Manitoba October 27; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Destiny Rindall

Your Manitoba October 27; Portage la Prairie, Man.

Submitted by: Jacques Sourisseau

Your Manitoba October 27; Pinawa, Man.

Submitted by: Cindy Stonebridge

Your Manitoba October 25; Ste. Anne, Man.

Submitted by: Sharon Lauri

Your Manitoba October 25; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Susan Mulvaney

Your Manitoba October 25; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Celina Flett

Your Manitoba October 25; Laurier, Man.

Submitted by: Faye Soucy

Your Manitoba October 25; West St. Paul, Man.

Submitted by: Joselito Montalban

Your Manitoba October 21; Brunkild, Man.

Submitted by: Beate Janssen

Your Manitoba October 21; Arborg, Man.

Submitted by: Jody Stoyanowski

Your Manitoba October 21; Ste. Anne, Man.

Submitted by: Larry Trush

Your Manitoba October 21; Gimli, Man.

Submitted by: Pam Mohan

Your Manitoba October 21; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Brent Lelond

Your Manitoba October 19; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Wendy

Your Manitoba October 19; Kenora, Ont.

Submitted by: Janet Cretton

Your Manitoba October 19; Seddons Corner, Man.

Submitted by: Doug Smoley

Your Manitoba October 19; West St. Paul, Man.

Submitted by: Catherine Sproat

Your Manitoba October 19; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Cassie Moline

Your Manitoba October 18; Lac du Bonnet, Man.

Submitted by: Courtney Champagne

Your Manitoba October 18; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Annette Eibner

Your Manitoba October 18; Buffalo Point, Man.

Submitted by: Carol Schultz

Your Manitoba October 18; Pinawa, Man.

Submitted by: Linda Huisman

Your Manitoba October 18; Oak Hammock Marsh, Man.

Submitted by: Maurice Tryhuk

Your Manitoba October 13; Lac du Bonnet, Man.

Submitted by: Kim Derksen

Your Manitoba October 13; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Don Stephens

Your Manitoba October 13; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Wendy

Your Manitoba October 13; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Joanne Isfeld

Your Manitoba October 13; Lac du Bonnet, Man.

Submitted by: Jo Hebert

Your Manitoba October 11; Austin, Man.

Submitted by: Tracey Zacharias

Your Manitoba October 11; Lake Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted / Doug McNiven

Your Manitoba October 11; Dauphin Lake, Man.

Submitted by: Vaden Budden

Your Manitoba October 11; Onanole, Man.

Submitted by: John & Audrey Ewasiuk

Your Manitoba October 6; Elma, Man.

Submitted by: Neil Longmuir

Your Manitoba October 6; Inwood, Man.

Submitted by: Barbara Strick

Your Manitoba October 6; Moose Lake Prov. Park, Man.

Submitted by: Bob

Your Manitoba October 6; Lee River, Man.

Submitted by: Art Jeanson

Your Manitoba October 6; Bird River, Man.

Submitted by: Jade Carbone

Your Manitoba October 4; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Celina Flett

Your Manitoba October 4; Langruth, Man.

Submitted by: Drenna Campbell

Your Manitoba October 4; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Brent Lelond

Your Manitoba October 4; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Tyla Turman

Your Manitoba October 3; Steinbach, Man.

Submitted by: Ken Newmann

Your Manitoba October 3; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Jeff Vernaus

Your Manitoba October 3; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Lisa Lagasse

Your Manitoba October 3; Pine Falls, Man.

Submitted by: Tom Walker

Your Manitoba October 5; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Cathy Sebastian

Your Manitoba October 5; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Vince Pahkala

Your Manitoba October 5; Haywood, Man.

Submitted by: Corinne Bernard

Your Manitoba October 5; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Elva Giesbrecht

Your Manitoba October 5; Patricia Beach, Man.

Submitted by: Robert Dvorski

Your Manitoba October 7; St. Malo, Man.

Submitted by: Dominique Gosselin

Your Manitoba October 7; Lester Beach, Man.

Submitted by: Brian Dunn

Your Manitoba October 7; Sandy Hook, Man.

Submitted by: Lynda Kolly

Your Manitoba October 7; Matlock, Man.

Submitted by: Mitch McPherson

Your Manitoba October 12; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Jeff Aquino

Your Manitoba October 12; Miniota, Man.

Submitted by: Brent Lelond

Your Manitoba October 12; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Crystal Wenden

Your Manitoba October 12; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Wendy Loney

Your Manitoba October 12; Rocky Lake, Man.

Submitted by: Tyler Post

Your Manitoba October 14; Poplarfield, Man.

Submitted by: Sheila Martin

Your Manitoba October 14; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Allan Robertson

Your Manitoba October 14; Blumenort

Submitted by: Silvia Veldkamp

Your Manitoba October 14; PInawa, Man.

Submitted by: Cindy Stonebridge

Your Manitoba October 14; Stead, Man.

Submitted by: Susan Walker

Your Manitoba October 18; Gimli, Man.

Submitted by: Don Stephens

Your Manitoba October 18; Swan River, Man.

Submitted by: Daryle Friesen

Your Manitoba October 18; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Kathleen Fonseca

Your Manitoba October 18; Cooks Creek, Man.

Submitted by: Neil Longmuir

Your Manitoba October 20; St. Claude, Man.

Submitted by: Corey Vuignier

Your Manitoba October 20; Ste. Anne, Man.

Submitted by: Claudette Gabbs

Your Manitoba October 20; Landmark, Man.

Submitted by: Kathy Short

Your Manitoba October 20; Lake Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Lynda Kolly

Your Manitoba October 20; Selkirk, Man.

Submitted by: Kiranjit Rihal

Your Manitoba October 24; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Beverly Claeys

Your Manitoba October 24; Stony Mountain, Man.

Submitted by: Lorraine Lewis

Your Manitoba October 24; Pine Ridge GC, Man.

Submitted by: Brad Moore

Your Manitoba October 24; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Randi Su

Your Manitoba October 24; Riverton, Man.

Submitted by: Vince Pahkala

Your Manitoba October 26; Stony Mountain, Man.

Submitted by: Ian Keating

Your Manitoba October 26; Pinawa, Man.

Submitted by: Ken Reddig

Your Manitoba October 26; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Allan Robertson

Your Manitoba October 26; Arborg, Man.

Submitted by: Susan Lachowich

Your Manitoba October 26; Stonewall, Man.

Submitted by: Lorraine Lewis

Your Manitoba October 28; Deerwood, Man.

Submitted by: Jeanette Greaves

Your Manitoba October 28; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Mike Gordon

Your Manitoba October 28; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Colleen Comeau-Edison

Your Manitoba October 28; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Shauna Ramsay

Your Manitoba October 28; Winnipeg, Man.

Submitted by: Don Stephens


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Roughriders ready for another shot at Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings

24/04/2019 Posted by admin

B.C. Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings is going to look for any opening the Saskatchewan Roughriders give him on Saturday.

Jennings and the Lions face a Saskatchewan pass defence that has learned from the last encounter between the two teams. When they met in mid-July, Jennings scorched the Roughriders secondary for 429 passing yards and three touchdowns en route to a 40-27 come-from-behind win.

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Saskatchewan’s secondary has seen a marked change since July. Head coach Chris Jones picked up starters Kacy Rodgers and Jeff Hecht, and Matt Webster has since returned from injury, rotating
with Hecht at safety.

That consistency has led to improvements. As of Oct. 23, when playing Saskatchewan, CFL teams have the lowest pass completion percentage (64.7), lowest pass attempts (544) and lowest pass completions (352). The Riders also sit fourth in the league in average pass yards allowed per game (295).

“Defences are doing a good job of game planning and scheming against certain things, and they want to contain me,” said Jennings. “It usually opens up other things. I’m just trying to take what the defence gives us.”

Jones admitted he was “a little bit hard-headed and stayed in some pressure (packages)” in the loss.

But he said absent 52- and 59-yard bombs from Jennings, the outcome may have been different.

“I mean it was a tie ball game at the end of the third quarter, nearly,” said Jones. “So I’ve got to do a good job of putting us in favourable calls in certain situations. And we certainly have to go out and do a good job of executing against a very good offence.”

The Riders (5-11) are coming off a bland 19-14 loss to Montreal last week. They’re hoping to close out a rebuilding year with a win and say goodbye to Mosaic Stadium with a victory before moving to their new home a few blocks west.

Jones also says he’s evaluating players for roster spots next year.

Despite having clinched a playoff spot, the Lions (10-6) will look to secure a playoff game at home and host the West division semifinal. If Saskatchewan wins and if the Blue Bombers beat the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday afternoon, Winnipeg will host the West semifinal.

The Lions lead the league in rushing yards (1,754) and rushing touchdowns (22).

Meanwhile, Jennings is finding success in the air with 4,678 passing yards and 22 passing touchdowns, both landing him third among quarterbacks. The second-year QB has proven adept at throwing – accurately and deep – when he’s forced to scramble outside of the pocket.

Riders defensive back Ed Gainey isn’t taking Jennings lightly.

“Anytime you’ve got a quarterback that can create space and get out of the pocket and hold that ball a little bit longer, it’s going to be a hard job on us to plaster on (to receivers),” said the five-year vet. “He has a nice arm and he trusts it.”

This year is the first season Gainey has been on a team that’s missed the playoffs.

Still, he said the birth of his son on Oct. 21 is pushing him to finish strong.

“Going back to see my son (on Oct. 23), that was definitely a boost for me. And I think that’s going to be the motivation factor these last two games,” he said.

The Roughriders and the Lions will wrap up the regular season in their rematch Nov. 5 in Vancouver.