‘My husband won’t be brought back’: Families of Penticton murder victims react to sentencing

The widow of one of the Penticton quadruple murder victims said the sentence the shooter received in court on Thursday was what she had been expecting.
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Netflix Canada in November 2020: What’s new this month
Jaime Weinman’s rundown of all the new shows and movies worth checking out this November on Netflix in Canada The post Netflix Canada in November 2020: What’s new this month appeared first on Macleans.ca.
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Former Alberta MP Don Mazankowski dies
Don Mazankowski, who served as Member of Parliament for Vegreville for 25 years, passed away Tuesday night.
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Former Canadien Alex Galchenyuk signs with Senators
After more than two weeks on the NHL free-agency market, the No. 3 overall draft pick in 2012 agreed to a one-year deal worth US$1.05 million.
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Tilting tanker off coast of Venezuela could spill 1.3 million barrels of oil into Atlantic
Fisherman in the Caribbean are calling for a state of emergency to be declared, after evidence emerged of an sinking oil tanker off the coast of Venezuela, threatening to spill over 1.3 million barrels of oil into the ocean. The Nabarima, a Venezuelan tanker partly operated by Italian energy giant ENI, was first noticed to be tilting in July. By August, crews discovered that water was leaking into the ship, threatening to sink it. She is in “very poor condition,” tweeted Eudis Girot, the head of the Unitary Federation of Petroleum Workers of Venezeula on Aug. 31, warning that the tanker held about nine feet of water in her lower decks. Photos with the post showed flooding in various sections of the interior of the vessel. Last month Gary Aboud, who represents the fishing community in Trinidad, got close enough to the tanker to show the gravity of the risk to the entire Southern Caribbean. “What we found was frightening,” Aboud said in a video posted online on Sept. 7. The tanker appeared to be tilting at an angle of 25 degrees, Aboud said in the video, while pointing at the ship just a few feet away from him. Currently the ship is held in place by anchor chains, although it isn’t clear how strong the chains are, and how long they will be able to control the tanker. The chains “aren’t enough,” Aboud said, adding that poor weather could cause the tanker to flip. The situation could also be exacerbated by a particularly active 2020 tropical cyclone season, which has already seen 28 cyclones, 11 hurricanes and four “major” hurricanes. In his video, Aboud criticized Trinidad and Tobago government officials for a lack of response to the situation, which has now been ongoing for three months. An oil spill of this magnitude could wreck the livelihoods of over 50,000 local fisherman who rely on the sea, cause long term ecological harm to the biodiversity in the nearby coral reef, and pose a broader regional risk, Forbes reported. “This requires national emergency,” Aboud said. “(I’m) calling on the government of Trinidad and Tobago to wake up and do something.” International maritime reports have also been calling for action since early September, the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reported, and government officials have asked for verification from Venezuelan officials on the status of the tanker. In early September, Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Franklin Khan noted that initial reports from Venezuelan authorities described the vessel to be in upright and stable condition. “The Energy Ministry through the Venezuelan Embassy has offered any assistance, technical or logistical to the Government of Venezuela that it may require. Also, the Minister of Energy is in contact with his Venezuelan counterpart for further updates as they become available,” a spokesman for Khan stated. According to Khan, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela have a bilateral agreement which includes an oil spill contingency plan, “in the event of a genuine risk exists or an active spill occurs.” “This is the agreement that will govern the action of the Government,” he said. Should the spill occur, it will be the fourth major oil spill from Venezuela in the past three months. In early September, fisherman and experts confirmed that oil was leaking into the sea near Falcón State, in north-east Venezuela, from a cracked underwater pipeline linked to attempts to restart fuel production at a refinery. The month before, photos showed beaches and mangroves around Moroccoy National Park, on the west-central Venezuelan coast, slicked in oil. The images quickly gained traction online before local officials said a clean up effort was taking place. Research released two weeks later by Simón Bolívar University attributed the oil spill to the incompetence of state authorities working at the nearby El Palito refinery, located 66 kilometres south of the park.
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‘I got to see my dad again’: Canadian Chase Claypool helps lifelong Steelers fan with dementia reconnect with family
It all started with a TikTok video after a simple question from B.J. Swoager to his father: “Dad, what would make you happy?” Sincere messages and a signed jersey from B.C.-born receiver Chase Claypool made a life-changing difference.
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School zone speeding tickets in Saskatchewan less than half compared to 2019
Saskatchewan Government Insurance says less than half the number of school zone speeders were caught last month compared to September 2019.
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Langley teacher suspended after dragging student into hall while child cried in fetal position
Roxann Desiree Rojas has held a teaching certificate since 2004 and was teaching Grade 3 in Langley at the time of two separate 2018 incidents involving two different students.
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N.S. top doc says communication is key after Irving Shipbuilding walkouts over quarantine exemption
Dr. Robert Strang said at a COVID-19 update that it's important for businesses to communicate with workers if they are bringing in specialized isolation-exempt employees.
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Fredericton shooter tells court he thought everyone in his building were demons
FREDERICTON — The man on trial for a 2018 mass shooting in Fredericton says he thought the end of times had begun and he might have to use his guns to fight his way out of his apartment. Matthew Raymond, 50, is on the witness stand for a second day, testifying in his own defence. He faces four counts of first-degree murder in the Aug. 10, 2018 deaths of Donnie Robichaud, Bobbie Lee Wright and Fredericton police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns. The defence admits Raymond shot the victims but is trying to prove that he should be found not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder. Raymond told the court Wednesday that he thought the other residents of his apartment complex were all “demons” and that his mother was too and she had shared keys to his apartment. He said he had barricaded himself inside his apartment and interpreted noises he was hearing as threats. “I thought I’d have to use my gun to fight my way out,” he told the court. “I thought the whole complex were now demons.” Raymond said he thought people had been coming into his apartment unannounced and that the landlord could enter and take his guns. He said he was not sleeping and thought everyone was against him because he had staged a protest opposing immigration. 'I thought the end of times was in full swing,' Fredericton shooter tells jury at murder trial Mother of Fredericton shooter says she often advised him to see a doctor for help Defence lawyer Nathan Gorham showed notes and calculations Raymond had in his apartment. Most had calculations ending with numbers that Raymond said were indications of serpents and demons. One of the notes read: “You serpents picked the wrong man to test. I am not alone. He’s watching.” Raymond said the calculations also told him that he was going to have to leave the apartment, “otherwise I was going to die there.” Raymond said he is unable to interpret many of the calculations and notes today, because he no longer holds the strong belief in demons that guided his actions in 2018. “I don’t know what the heck this gibberish means,” he said. “It’s gone out of my mind. I don’t believe in it anymore.”
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After 12 years, arrest in abduction of former New York Times journalist David Rohde
The accused kidnapper, Haji Najibullah, who has been described as a former Taliban commander, was expected to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Manhattan later Wednesday.
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Coronavirus: 1 case, 4 recoveries in London-Middlesex; 3 outbreak-related cases in Huron-Perth
Wednesday's update leaves 57 known active cases of the virus in London and Middlesex County.
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Quebec spending $25M to boost mental health services for youth
More social workers, specialized teachers, nurses, psychologists and other workers will become available in the short term.
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BC Wildfire forecasting smoke from upcoming plans to burn wood piles near Naramata
BC Wildfire predicting visible smoke from upcoming plans to burn wood piles near Naramata.
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Vinay Menon: Halloween is the treat kids need this year more than ever — pandemic or no pandemic
A few things will have to change, but whether you go trick-or-treating or not, you can — you should — still make kids’ Halloween suitably fun and frightening, writes Vinay Menon.
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Ontario fitness industry urges members to pressure Ford government to allow gyms to reopen
Goodlife Fitness is urging its members to write letters to Queen’s Park to after gyms in parts of the province were forced to close because of rising COVID-19 cases.
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Ottawa council extends temporary mask bylaw to 2021 amid 78 new COVID-19 cases
Ottawa added 78 new coronavirus cases but no new deaths linked to COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the local public health unit.
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The Latest: Biden to team up with Obama for Michigan rally
The presidential campaign shifts west as President Donald Trump visits an Arizona town across the Colorado River from Nevada. Democrat Joe Biden sees once reliably red Arizona as a prime candidate to turn blue, and running mate Kamala Harris will campaign there.
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Laval police seek man who went missing on Monday
Yanick Bouchard left his home to visit a friend in Laval, but never got to his destination.
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Quebec offers free mediation service for childless couples who are splitting up
The project aims to ensure the division of property is conducted in an amicable manner.
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Dust devil led to crash that killed Alberta paraglider pilot
The crash occurred on May 13 near Gibbons, about 40 kilometres north of Edmonton.
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