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Famine declared

 

UNITY STATE - Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, where UN agencies warned on Monday that war and a collapsing economy have left 100,000 people facing starvation.  A further 1M people were classified as being on the brink of famine.  The famine is the first to be declared since 2011 in Somalia, where more than a quarter of a million people are estimated to have died between Oct 2010 and April 2012.  The UN has warned that 3 other countries - Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria - are at risk of famine.   (Guardian UK)  

 

 MORE:   Man-made famine 

 

Malnutrition killing inmates

 

PORT-AU-PRINCE - Overcrowding, malnutrition and infectious diseases that flourish in jammed quarters have led to a surge of inmate deaths, including 21 at the Port-au-Prince penitentiary just last month.  (AP) 

 

Bomb explodes

 

BOGOTA - A homemade bomb exploded near Bogota's bullring on Sunday, injuring 2 dozen police officers and 2 civilians.  The explosive device, which shattered windows in nearby apartment buildings, appeared to have been left in a sewer outside a new youth hostel popular with foreign backpackers. It was detonated just a few hours before a scheduled bullfight as police in riot gear were gathering ahead of a demonstration by animal rights activists.  (ABC)

 

Top 100 lobbyists

 

OTTAWA - There are thousands of lobbyists whose job it is to persuade federal government officials to take certain action, but it takes a special combination of experience, knowledge, and high-level connections to be considered among the very elite of this profession.  As usual, this year's 10th annual edition of the Top 100 Lobbyists list includes an assortment of consultant lobbyists, as well as those working for corporations or not-for-profit organizations, representing various sizes of organizations.  (Hill Times)

 

Entitlement overhaul

 

OTTAWA - A federal fund designed to give financial help to parents whose children have been murdered or gone missing has spent more than 14 times as much on administration costs as it has on actual grants.  Internal government documents obtained by The Canadian Press show that the fund has doled out $170,000 in grants as of March 2015, while at the same time spending more than $2.4M, not including employee benefits.  (CP)

 

RELATED:   Feds abandon wind project 

 

Regulated market supply control

 

MONTREAL - Despite a 30% increase in production over the last decade, Quebec's share of global output has fallen from a high of about 82% in 2003 to nearly 71% last year, according to data.  The problem, some say, lies with the tight grip that the Quebec Maple Syrup Federation has over the province's maple syrup producers. The group sets quotas and prices that Quebec sugar shacks have to abide by, requires they sell to authorized buyers and pay an administrative fee on their output.  Faced with no such restrictions, Quebec's competitors have been tapping trees at a rapid pace.   (CBC)

  

Truck bomb

 

MOGADISHU - At least 30 people were killed and dozens others wounded when a massive car bomb exploded in a busy market in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.  Witnesses said a car laden with explosives targeted a market in Kawo-Goday area in Mogadishu's Wadajir district.  Sunday's attack came hours after al-Shabab denounced Somalia's new president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.  (VOA)

 

MORE:   US bureaucrat is president 

 

Chaos

 

TORKHAM - Pakistan's decision to close 2 border crossings with Afghanistan following a wave of deadly attacks has forced cross-border trade to grind to a halt.  Pakistan closed the Torkham and Chaman borders after Thursday's suicide attack at a sufi shrine in the southern Sindh province which killed at least 88 people.  Hundreds of trucks carrying perishable goods were lined up on both sides of the border with drivers uncertain of when they would be allowed through.   (Jazeera)

 

MORE:   2nd border crossing closed

PREVIOUS:   Suicide bombing at shrine   Death toll climbs to 88   Pakistan says it has killed 100 militants 

 

Migrants cross into MB

 

Reuters 

 

EMERSON - Dozens more asylum seekers who fled the US for Canada, made their way into Manitoba early Sunday morning.  The asylum seekers are at the Emerson, MB, border right now and are waiting to be processed by agents with the CBSA. (CBC) 

 

PREVIOUS:   Safe Third Country Agreement with the US   No options   Cab rides to the border   Value of being an illegal   Crossing the border

 

Attack on entitlement funding

 

TORONTO - A court ruling that threw out a New Brunswick man's $292.50 fine for buying cheaper beer in another province and taking it home has upended decades of legal thinking and strikes at the heart of Canadian federalism, the provincial government argues in a request to have the country's highest court weigh in on the case.  The ruling and a refusal by the province's Appeal Court to review the decision, the request states, could hamper government control over inter-provincial trade and create confusion around the extent of provincial authority.  (CP) 

 

Law commission suggestions

 

LONDON - The UK government is considering new laws that target whistleblowers and journalists who obtain or share state secrets. Draft legislation proposed as part of an upcoming overhaul of the UK's Official Secrets Acts could see individuals jailed for up to 14 years for handling leaked information.  (Verge)

 

REPORT:   Protection of official data   .pdf 

 

Whitewash feared

 

SAN PEDRO - Luis Manuel Medina, a newsreader at the FM103 radio station in the Dominican Republic, was reading the 10.30 bulletin when the shooting started.  The first few shots, captured on a Facebook Live video of the broadcast, killed Leo Martínez, the station's director and producer, in his office next to the studio.   Medina rises to his feet, and the video cuts out before he too is fatally shot. By the end of the next day, the suspect (Jose Rodríguez, 59) was also dead, having apparently killed himself while surrounded by police officers.  (Guardian UK) 

 

Bonuses

 

OTTAWA - It's called 'at risk' performance pay, even though it went to senior Mounties with desk jobs.  In 2016, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson signed off on more than $1.7M worth of bonuses for 90 senior officers, not including himself.  Rank-and-file members of the RCMP have not received a raise since January 2014.  In addition, Mounties were subject to the previous government's 'deficit reduction action plan.' Pay increases between 2008 and 2014 averaged to about 1.5%  a year.  (CBC) 

 

Contested development

 

TORONTO - Many question whether the Ontario Municipal Board should be allowed to continue wielding its unelected power over a city crunched for resources.   (Toronto Star)

 

MORE:   Part 2: Planning power and politics   Part 3: Onward and upward 

 

Convicted

 

Bruce Carson

 

TORONTO - A one-time top aide to former prime minister Stephen Harper was convicted of criminal influence-peddling by Ontario's highest court on Friday.  In overturning a previous acquittal against Bruce Carson, the Court of Appeal said in a split decision that the case should go back to the trial judge for sentencing.  (CP)

 

PREVIOUS:   Canadian politics

 

How would you know?

 

OTTAWA - When you travel to the US, customs agents can search your smartphone, laptop and other electronic devices at will.  What you may not realize is Canadian customs agents can do the same.  But unlike the US, the Canadian government has not made public its policies on how those searches are conducted - or even revealed if formal policies exist at all.  What is known is that the CBSA doesn't need a warrant to search your phone or laptop, which both fall under the Customs Act's broader definition of 'goods.'  (CBC)

 

MORE:   Concerns about taking phones to US

 

Carbon tax not neutral

 

VICTORIA - BC's carbon tax is often praised as a model for other jurisdictions to follow, in part due to its alleged revenue neutrality. However, in the 8 years since it was introduced, the offsetting tax measures used in the government's revenue neutral calculation have changed, prompting questions about whether the carbon tax is still revenue neutral.  (Fraser Institute)

 

MORE:   BC defends carbon tax

PREVIOUS:   Take from the poor, give to the rich   Latest secret   Climate Debate

 

Cities have right

 

VANCOUVER - Cities have the right to deny business licences to illegal marijuana dispensaries and to prohibit the cultivation or sale of marijuana through their zoning bylaws, a BC Supreme Court judge has ruled.   (Globe & Mail)

 

JUDGMENT:   2017 BCSC 0237 

 

Tribunal hearings secrecy

 

TORONTO - When attending a public hearing at the Ontario Labour Relations Board, lots of personal information, including names and employment history, is said out in the open.  Toronto Star reporter Robert Cribb made a request in 2014 to review documents relating to a dispute between the Laborers' International Union of North America and its Local 183 and whether the latter should have been placed under trusteeship due to alleged improprieties.  Cribb and colleague Tony Van Alphen had been researching the local, including possible connections with organized crime.  (Toronto Star)  

 

Terror probe

 

MONTREAL - Police discovered the instructions and ingredients to make a pressure-cooker bomb in one of the homes of a young Montreal couple suspected of planning to flee the country to join Daesh in 2015, according to newly released court documents.  In the case against El Mehdi Jamali and Sabrine Djermane, police searched Jamali's family home and found duct tape, nails, batteries and superglue they alleged were to be used to make a bomb inside a plastic Dollarama bag, the police affidavit said. In Djermane's apartment, they allegedly discovered the hand-written instructions to make a bomb identical to the ones used in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.  (Toronto Star) 

 

Migrants storm fence

 

EFE

 

CEUTA - Around 700 migrants have stormed a 6-metre (20 ft) security fence that separates Morocco from Ceuta, a Spanish territory in North Africa.  Police said security cameras showed the migrants breaking through one of the gates, some wielding shears and clubs.  The Ceuta regional government said almost 500 made it across the razor wire barrier.  (BBC) 

 

Arrest

 

Lee Jae-yong

 

SEOUL - Samsung Group chief Jay Y Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea.  The special prosecutor's office accuses Lee of bribing a close friend of President Park Geun-hye to gain government favours related to leadership succession at the conglomerate. It said on Friday it will indict him on charges including bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas and perjury.  (Reuters)

 

MORE:   Samsung head arrested   Heir arrested

PREVIOUS:   South Korean political scandal 

 

11 countries

 

BRASILIA - Prosecutors from 11 countries in which Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht operated agreed on Thursday to establish 'the broadest, most rapid and effective cooperation' on the massive corruption case involving the company.   The meeting was organized by the Brazilian Attorney General's Office and attended by chief law enforcement officials from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, countries that are investigating the corrupt practices - including the paying of huge bribes - engaged in by the firm to land public construction contracts. (EFE) 

 

Princess acquitted

 

Infanta Chistina  Inaki Urdangarin

 

MADRID - Spain's Princess Cristina, the sister of King Felipe VI, has been cleared of helping her husband evade taxes after a year-long trial that has further tarnished the image of the royal family and done little to allay public concern over the apparent ubiquity of corruption at the highest levels of Spanish society.  Her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison and fined more than $531,000 after being found guilty of charges including embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion.  (Guardian UK)

 

PREVIOUS:   Noos case

 

Car bombing at auto-market

 

Pars Today

 

BAGHDAD - A vehicle packed with explosives blew up on Thursday at a car market in southern Baghdad, killing at least 39 people and wounding several others.  The vehicle was parked in a crowded street full of garages and used car dealers in Baghdad's SW al-Bayaa neighbourhood.  The bombing is the second to target car markets this week. Thursday's attack was the third consecutive attack in as many days.  (AFP) 

 

Shooting

 

CHICAGO - 5 people were shot - 3 fatally - Wednesday afternoon in the Brighton Park neighborhood.  The shooting happened at 2:58pm in the 3900-block of S Albany Ave.  The group was inside a home when a male suspect walked in and began shooting.  More than 70 people have been killed in the first 7 weeks of the year.   (Chicago Sun-Times)  

 

MORE:   Homicide watch Chicago   Shooting streamed live on Facebook   Breaking the cycle  

 

Clashes in Paris

 

CNN

 

PARIS - The protests that have been confined to the suburbs in recent days flared up in Paris on Wednesday night, as police used tear gas to control a few hundred protesters.  Wednesday night saw protesters gather in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, near the Barbes-Rochechouart Metro station.   (Local)  

 

MORE:   Anti-police protest spreads   49 arrested 

COMMENT:   Banlieues waiting to erupt  

PREVIOUS:   Violence flares   Gangs clash with police   Policeman charged with rape   Sodomized by accident   Banlieue

 

Not censorship

 

Tareck El Aissami 

 

CARACAS - Venezuela's decision to take CNN en Espanol off the air is not censorship, the head of Conatel said Thursday morning, even as he announced that Conatel was blocking CNN's signal on the internet also.  At least two high-profile newspaper groups, Cadena Capriles and El Universal, were bought by Samark Lopez, the Venezuelan businessman the US Treasury Department designated a drug 'kingpin' on Monday along with Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami.   (EFE)

  

PREVIOUS:   Sanctions for VP   US Treasury press release    US sanctions   Maduro demands US retract charges against his VP

 

Overcharging

 

OTTAWA - Lawyers for more than 2,000 people who say they were physically or sexually assaulted as children at Indian residential schools have seen their fees reduced by adjudicators who determined that they overcharged.  Over the past decade, more than 50 lawyers saw their fees reduced by an adjudicator of the Independent Assessment Process on 10 or more occasions.  (Globe & Mail) 

 

MORE:   Call for charges against lawyers   5 years delay in lawyer criminal investigation   

PREVIOUS:   First Nations

RELATED:   Lawyer disbarred   Most lawyers don't face criminal prosecution   Is Quebec the most lenient?

 

EP approves CETA

 

STRASBOURG - The European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday approved the Canada-EU trade agreement.  Roughly 58% of the members of the EP voted to ratify the CETA, setting the stage for provisional application of nearly 90% of the agreement later this spring. The Canadian House of Commons passed Bill C-30, at third reading on Tuesday afternoon. Once it clears the Senate, a range of federal laws and regulations will change to bring Canada into compliance with the new trading arrangements.  Similar changes now need to be made at the provincial and territorial level as well.   (CBC)  

 

MORE:   Trade deal gets approval

PREVIOUS:   Laws by trade agreements 

 

Body found

 

CALGARY - Police are waiting for the results of an autopsy this week to determine the cause of death for a man found in a home in the 7500-block of 41 Ave NW.  Emergency crews were called to the home about 12:30pm and the medical examiner, along with homicide detectives, are now investigating.   (CBC)

 

Body found

 

WASAGA BEACH - Police are investigating after an adult was found dead at a home in Wasaga Beach.  The OPP discovered the body around 11:30am Feb 18.  (Metroland Media) 

 

Apartment explosion

 

TORONTO - Police have identified a man and a woman arrested in connection with an explosion at a Parkdale apartment building on Saturday. The two accused, identified as Rachelle Moore, 53, and Ararat Abryamyan, 43, are each facing 4 charges in connection with the blast, which occurred at 105 West Lodge Ave.  Police said it was determined that that the explosion was caused by mishandling combustibles in relation to the production of drugs.  (CP24)   

 

MORE:   Drug lab explosion

RELATED:   3 arrested after Montreal drug lab explosion 

 

Appeals court bumps sentences up

 

EDMONTON - The latest twist in a decade-long court battle saw Alberta's Court of Appeal increase John Reginald Alcantara and Alan Peter Knapczyk's prison sentences to 15 years from 10 years for acting as enforcers for a large Fort McMurray cocaine trafficking operation.   (Sun Media)

 

3 charged

 

Perez Adaryll Cleveland

 

WINNIPEG - Police said the victim Jennifer Barrett, 42, shared a home at 38 Forest Lake Drive with the 3 accused.  Officers said Barrett succumbed to injuries in August of 2016 that were sustained during an assault that lasted several days.  Perez Adaryll Cleveland, 43, was charged with first degree murder.  Jessica Elizabeth Reid, 34, and Holley Alyssa Sullivan, 28, were both charged with accessory after the fact to murder.   (CTV)  

 

MORE:   3 arrested   Brutal death 

 

Teens sought

 

Justin Harper & Joshua Leclerc

 

WINNIPEG - Canon Franklin Beardy, 28, was found in a home in the 500-block of Magnus Ave just after 11pm on Feb 6.  Officers said he had multiple serious injuries, and was taken to hospital in critical condition. He later died.  A 14-year-old has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the incident, but the Homicide Unit is still looking for two other males.  Justin Harper, 16, and Joshua Leclerc, 19, are charged with second degree murder.   (CTV)

 

MORE:   Suspects   Wanted   Warrants issued

PREVIOUS:   Victim ID'd   Sudden death   Man dies   Police investigate  

 

Guilty

 

        

Brandon Volpi       Devontay Hackett

 

OTTAWA - Devontay Hackett has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Brandon Volpi, 18, outside an after-prom party at a downtown Ottawa hotel in June 2014.   (CBC)

 

MORE:   Found guilty

PREVIOUS:   Arrest warrant    Teen stabbed to death 

 

13 years

 

Kate Reid

 

KITCHENER - Hugh McColl, 63, convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, will serve a life sentence with no eligibility for parole for 13 years from the date he was arrested in 2015.  On Jan. 2, 2015, McColl, who sublet a room in Kate Reid's apartment on Burn Place, struck Reid, 51, in the head with a hammer as many as 14 times and then concealed her body.  Her body was not found until March 20, 2015. (Waterloo Region Record)

 

PREVIOUS:   Guilty   Guilty of second-degree murder    Murder charge laid   Human remains identified    

 

Inquest

 

Moses Beaver

 

THUNDER BAY - An inquest will be held into the death of Indigenous artist Moses (Amik) Beaver, 57.  Beaver died Monday after being found unresponsive in his cell at the Thunder Bay District Jail.  The regional cooner said the preliminary results of a post-mortem provided 'good reason to believe Beaver died of other than natural causes.'   (CBC) 

 

Settlement reached

 

VANCOUVER - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged a former spokesman for the RCMP sexually harassed a colleague.  A former civilian employee filed the lawsuit in 2014, alleging in court documents that Tim Shields physically and verbally harassed and assaulted her, and that the RCMP did not provide her with a safe work environment. Both the RCMP and the woman's lawyer confirm a settlement has been reached, but a confidentiality clause prevents details from being released.    (CP)    

 

PREVIOUS:   Harassment

  

Assault death

 

Michelle Riley

 

TORONTO - Toronto police said Michelle Riley, 36, was assaulted in an apartment building on Dawes Road.  Brian Williams, 51, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder.  (Global)  

 

MORE:   ID'd as victim   Woman took in homeless men    Man charged 

 

Death a homicide

 

Victoria Levesque

 

CALGARY - The Medical Examiner has now determined that Victoria Levesque, 25, whose body was found near the Hamlet of Lyalta on Feb 11, was murdered.   (CTV)

 

MORE:   Death ruled a homicide   Sister of MLA

 

Found guilty

 

            

Kathy, Nathan & Alvin Likne        Garland

 

CALGARY - A jury has found Douglas Garland guilty of 3 counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a 5-year-old boy and his grandparents.  Garland, 57, was charged with 3 counts of first-degree murder in the 2014 deaths of 5-year-old Nathan O'Brien and Alvin, 66, and Kathy Liknes, 53, of Calgary.  (CBC)

 

MORE:   75 years   Guilty   Garland assaulted by multiple inmates

PREVIOUS:   What the jury didn't hear   National Post: Douglas Garland   To stand trial   Garland to stand trial   Disappearance of Nathan O'Brien, Kathryn & Alvin Liknes 

 

Mom pleads guilty

 

Amber Lucius 

 

CALGARY - A woman has admitted to drugging her 9-year-old daughter, then setting fire to the vehicle her child was in.  Laura Coward, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of Amber Lucius.   (CTV)

 

MORE:   Woman pleads guilty    Mother pleads guilty

PREVIOUS:   Mother charged   Daughter found dead   Dead girl in custody battle 

 

11 years

 

PRINCE ALBERT - A judge sentenced Jordan Herron to life in prison plus 11 years of parole ineligibility on Thursday.  Herron was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of second-degree murder in the April 2014 murder of Clayton Bear, 17.  Orren Johnson, was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the case.   (CTV)  

 

MORE:   2 convicted

PREVIOUS:   2 men charged 

 

Fake pill ring

 

OTTAWA - 12 people have been arrested after drug officers busted a ring suspected of distributing fake pills laced with fentanyl.  7 men and 5 women were charged after police executed search warrants at various locations around the city.  Officers seized fentanyl powder, cocaine, methamphetamine and counterfeit pills believed to be laced with fentanyl.    (CBC) 

 

Couple facing charges

 

TORONTO - Sukanya Panchalingam, 30, and Balasubramaniam Shanjeefkaran, 35, a married couple, one of whom had worked as a fraud detection agent at a financial institution, are facing charges in connection with a multi-million-dollar fraud investigation.  Investigators determined that the suspects had cashed 'hundreds' of fraudulent checks at financial institutions around the city using assumed identities.  Further investigation also revealed that the suspects used assumed identities and fake businesses to apply for credit cards, take out loans and purchase automobiles and heavy equipment, which were then shipped to Quebec for resale.  Police have arrested a total of 14 people.   (CP24)  

 

MORE:   TPS news release   Fraud detection agent arrested 

 

Education workers contract extension

 

TORONTO - The CUPE, which represents educational assistants, early childhood educators and custodians, among others, said on Wednesday that the deal with the government includes a 4% wage increase over 2 years.   (Globe & Mail)

 

RELATED:   Doctors, province return to bargaining table    NS teachers walk off job 

 

Fired cook

 

VANCOUVER - A BC Supreme Court judge has awarded $46,000 to a longtime Burger King employee who was fired for taking home a fish sandwich, fries and orange pop without paying. Usha Ram had finished working her shift as a cook at Burger King in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 27, 2013.  Ram had forgotten her wallet, so she asked the restaurant general manager if she could take home some food.  (CBC)

 

JUDGMENT:   2017 BCSC 0212

 

Still no answers

 

VANCOUVER - It was nearly 2 years ago that the Ministry of Children and Family Development seized Kolten, as Amber Marce, 32, was struggling with a drug addiction.  Then, in June 2015, while she was in rehab fighting to get him back, the infant died in government care.  When Kolten was taken to BC Children's Hospital, Marce was told he'd suffered severe trauma to his head.  The IHIT was called in to probe what happened, and deemed the baby's death suspicious.   (CTV)

 

13 years

 

SHERWOOD PARK - A man who admitted to the murder of his estranged wife on the day they were to sign their divorce papers has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole eligibility for 13 years.  Brian Beglau, 60, pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of Melanie Hunter, 55, who was found dead in her home with multiple knife wounds on her body, including a lethal cut to her neck.  (Sun Media)

 

PREVIOUS:   Man charged   Woman found dead 

 

Gangster pleads guilty

 

Shane Maloney

 

MONTREAL - A BC gangster linked to one of the biggest arms seizures in Canadian history has pleaded guilty in Montreal to a series of drug, explosives and firearms charges.  Prosecutors said Shane Maloney controlled the massive weapons cache, which contained 1,475 sticks of dynamite, two pounds of C-4 explosives, remote controls for the explosives, detonators and hundreds of firearms and prohibited gun parts.  Police found the cache during raids in October 2012 as part of Project Loquace.  (PostMedia)

 

PREVIOUS:   Vancouver's cartel connection

 

Charged

 

REGIAN - On Tuesday, RCMP executed a drug warrant at a home on the Key First Nation north of Kamsack.  Officers arrested Clarence Papequash, 64, a councillor and former chief of the reserve.  Papequash faces five counts of drug trafficking, in addition to various firearm-related charges. He is also charged with possession of property obtained by crime.  In 2014, Papequash was given a 6-month conditional sentence after he was convicted of trafficking morphine while he was chief of the Key First Nation.   (CTV)  

 

MORE:   Former Chief charged

 

Our Pride includes police

 

VANCOUVER - Black Lives Matter has set out to make Vancouver the third Canadian city to exclude police from its annual pride parade.  In response, an ad-hoc coalition of some of the city's most seasoned LGBT activists have begun organizing to stop them.  (PostMedia)

  

PREVIOUS:   TPS pull out of Pride parade   Hatred shakes Black Lives Matter credibility

 

Bus driver killed

  

Irvine Jubal Fraser

  

WINNIPEG - Bus driver Irvine Fraser pulled up to the last stop of his shift on Tuesday, went to the back of the vehicle to wake someone up.  Fraser, 58, was attacked and killed by the passenger just before 2am.  (Brian Kyle Thomas), 22, was arrested not far from the scene.   (CBC) 

  

MORE:   Charged laid 

  

In custody death

  

WINNIPEG - The IIU says police responded to a disturbance late Sunday night at a residence in the Garden City area of Winnipeg.  When they got to the home, a man said he wanted another man removed from the home.  A struggle ensued and police took the man who was wanted removed into custody.  The man was taken to Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.   (CP) 

  

MORE:   Son died in custody

  

Identified

  

Shawn Curtis George

  

VANCOUVER - On Feb 11 just before 10pm, RCMP responded to a report of a body found in the 1300-block of Laurier Avenue. When police arrived, they found a man on a trail near the Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and police believed his injuries were consistent with foul play.  The victim is Shawn Curtis George, 44.  He was a resident of the Tri-Cities area and was known to police.  (Global)

  

MORE:   Homicide victim   IHIT asks for help   Identified 

  

Identified

  

Cody Foster

  

KAMLOOPS - Cody Foster, 26, was killed during an altercation in an RV park in the 9000-block of Dallas Drive.   Police have said they were called to the Kamloops RV Park at about 9:30pm on Saturday for a report of a disturbance.  Stephen George Fraser, 56, is in custody facing one count of second-degree murder.  (Kamloops This Week)

  

MORE:   Victim ID'd

PREVIOUS:   Charges  

  

Identified

  

VANCOUVER - Maninder Singh Braich, 38, was found injured inside a home near Prince Albert St and East 49 Ave, in Vancouver, on Feb 9, and died a short time later.   (CTV)

  

MORE:   Identified

PREVIOUS:   Homicide

 

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