Month: July 2013

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EDITORIALS LOCAL NEWS

PIZZA HOTLINE KILLER GETS MAX SENTENCE

On Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Provincial Court Judge Rocky Pollack dropped the hammer on the Pizza Hotline killer giving him the maximum sentence allowable for a young offender being sentenced as an adult. The teen killer was sentenced to seven (7) years incarceration for the role he played in the […]

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POLICE USE OF FORCE

The Shooting of Sammy Yatim – Justified or Not?

The recent fatal shooting of Sammy Yatim (18) by a Toronto Police Officer has proven to be a highly controversial incident.  The tragic event was captured on cell phone video and has now gone viral.  Members of the viewing public have expressed outrage and have participated in several emotionally charged […]

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EDITORIALS LAW & ORDER

TRAGEDY UNWINDS – Mystery Solved, Questions Remain

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, the WPS announced they recovered the body of Lisa Gibson (32) from the treacherous waters of the Red River. Gibson was located Saturday, July 27, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m. after she was spotted by a group of canoeists in an area south of the […]

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LOCAL NEWS

PLOT THICKENS IN CHILD MURDERS – Hunt for Mother Still On

It’s not the kind of thing anyone wants to see in their neighbourhood. An impromptu shrine memorializing two (2) young children who met a horrible fate in a middle class, peaceful, suburban community.  Cards, flowers and Teddy Bears are starting to amass on the boulevard just outside the reaches of […]

THE RON BILTON STORY – “One Piece of a Life!”
PEOPLE

THE RON BILTON STORY – “One Piece of a Life!”

Ron Bilton is a complex and unique human being. He’s a man who possesses the kind of uncanny strength and steely determination required to do what few people burdened with his life circumstances can do. A man who had the courage to confront his debilitating internal demons and share his painful story in […]

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LOCAL NEWS

WPS PUT HUNT ON FOR WESTWOOD WOMAN

On Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 8:00 am, emergency services personnel were dispatched to a “Check the Wellbeing” call in the 100 block of Coleridge Park Drive. Upon arrival responding personnel located two young children in the residence.  Both children were transported to the Hospital in critical condition and have […]

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LOCAL NEWS

POT SHOT AT DETACHMENT NETS CHARGES!

On July 15, 2013 at approximately 12:30 am, a shot from a high-powered rifle was fired into the Shamattawa RCMP Detachment in Shamattawa, Manitoba. Police report the bullet penetrated through the garage door of the prisoner loading bay as well as an interior wall before lodging in a wall in […]

TRAYVON MARTIN – The Perils of American Gun Lust
EDITORIALS

TRAYVON MARTIN – The Perils of American Gun Lust

After watching key testimony during the George Zimmerman trial, I admit, I was not surprised by the verdict. That doesn’t mean I didn’t find the result disturbing. Zimmerman (29) is the Sanford, Florida neighbourhood watch co-ordinator who shot and killed seventeen (17) year old Trayvon Martin on the evening of […]