Month: February 2018

Child & Family Services – A Pathway to Homicide?
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Child & Family Services – A Pathway to Homicide?

I just read an opinion piece published on the CBC News Indigenous site penned by Pamela Palmater, called “Foster care system one of the paths to murdered and missing Indigenous women.” I consider the piece important for a number of reasons; The author is an intelligent, educated Indigenous women, an […]

Tina Fontaine was reported missing by Winnipeg Police Service before her body was discovered Aug. 17 in the Red River in a bag near the Alexander Docks. ORG XMIT: GRx_Xr94GLTnZPdVNytr
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The Tina Fontaine Aftermath – Where do we go from here?

The reaction was heartbreaking, painful and visceral. Raymond Cormier found not guilty of killing Tina Fontaine. “How could it be?” A question so many have asked… MKO Grand Chief Sheila North addressed the media outside the law courts mere moments after hearing the verdict; “This is a very difficult and tremendously […]

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Mayor Brian Bowman presents the Mayor’s award from the North End BIZ to recipient Parviz Lotfi in 2015.
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Police Make Arrest in Lotfi Homicide

On Friday, February 23, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release announcing arrests in the first homicide case of the year. On January 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m., East District patrol officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of St. Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue. Police reported […]

Police Make Quick Arrests in Valentine’s Day Killings
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Police Make Quick Arrests in Valentine’s Day Killings

The Winnipeg Police Service Homicide Unit wasted no time identifying and arresting suspects in two unrelated Valentine’s Day killings. On Friday, February 16, 2018, the WPS issued a press release announcing the arrests. The Back Stories On February 14, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m., emergency services personnel responded to a […]

WPS Investigating Pair of Valentine’s Day Killings
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WPS Investigating Pair of Valentine’s Day Killings

On February 15, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release announcing they are currently investigating a pair of Valentine’s Day killings. On February 14, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m., emergency services personnel responded to a call for service in the 500 block of Furby Street. Upon arrival, the […]

Boushie Case Exposes Cracks in Leadership
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Boushie Case Exposes Cracks in Leadership

I like a good murder mystery. The Colten Boushie case was anything but. There was never a question regarding who killed Mr. Boushie. Gerald Stanley was the shooter, he admitted it and his defence attorney acknowledged the fact in court. The justification for the killing was, however, in dispute. Was […]

Suspect Collared in 2nd Homicide of the Year
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Suspect Collared in 2nd Homicide of the Year

The Winnipeg Police Service have arrested a suspect identified in the second homicide of the year. On Wednesday, January 23, 2018, the Winnipeg Police Service issued a press release identifying Lanessa Moskotaywenene (18) as a suspect in the stabbing death of Angel Beaulieu (22) of Winnipeg. Police were unable to […]

The Murder Merry-Go-Round – Two Time Killer’s Conviction Merits Nary a Whisper
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The Murder Merry-Go-Round – Two Time Killer’s Conviction Merits Nary a Whisper

There was a lot of stuff going on in the news cycle this past week. The Raymond Cormier trial took centre stage and chewed up the headlines in newspapers across the Country. Cormier stands charged with murder in the August 2014 killing of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine (15). Thus far […]