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'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Last Friday, a tractor-trailer collided with a bus carrying the Homboldt Broncos team to a junior hockey playoff game in rural Saskatchewan. The crash killed 16 passengers and injured 13 others aboard the bus.The group created a Facebook event for the idea where they encouraged others to don their favourite jerseys and share a photo of it online with the hashtag #JerseysforHumboldt. The idea quickly caught on and politicians, celebrities, sports organizations, businesses, school boards, and many others in Canada and around the world have voiced their support and shared photos of their jerseys on Thursday.
On Twitter, a quick search of the hashtag revealed thousands of posts sharing photos of jerseys and the hashtag was the top trending topic on the website as of Thursday morning.
Jennifer Pinch, one of the co-organizers of the movement, told CTV News Channel that she’s surprised at how many people have joined in on the effort.
“It really represents that the whole world is behind the victims in Humboldt, the families, the moms, the dads, the communities, they’re not alone,” she said on Thursday morning.
The news of the horrific crash hit home for Pinch who has a 16-year-old son that plays hockey in the Langley Minor Hockey Association.
“I couldn’t believe it. There’s so much tragedy in this world and most of it is unrelatable, this is 100 per cent relatable,” she said. “Our kids are going to be on buses. It’s our kids’ dreams to be on those junior teams.”
Pinch said she hopes the global show of support will reach those impact...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
I am prepared to take on.” That means he’s still involved in the life of the church. When his successor Father Peter Altamirano is out of town, Father Bob fills in at daily Mass. He’s also available to consult with Father Alatmirano and share insights learned during his almost 50 years as a priest. “It’s good for me, too, but by the same token, I want to respect his privacy. That little house there is a one-man house and people need privacy,” he told the News. Instead of the rectory, Rev. Haggarty now lives in a nearby apartment but still walks to church every day for a private mass. “I didn’t want to be far away from the church,” says Father Bob. He was the parish priest at St. John’s for 20 years after arriving here in October of 1997. He describes it this way: “Bishop Sabatini was looking around for a priest. I had served in the Diocese of Kamloops for many, many years up to that time. He asked if my superiors would be willing to send me to Lillooet if I was willing to come, so it was mutually agreeable.” Father Bob said there were “no surprises” when he arrived in Lillooet. That’s because he’d been visiting here since 1971. “I came over in the fall of 1971 when they were trying to get people behind the idea of building a rec centre here. They had a dinner here and they were trying to get the support of the people so they brought in a guest speaker,” he recalls. “He was quite a memorable person – Father Athol Murray, from Notre Dame. He’d worked with so many young people and so many of his student graduates went on to the NHL. I was visiting Father Egan, who was the priest here at the time, and he told me I’d picked a good time to visit. ‘You can meet the two Murrays’ – ...
A list of terrorist incidents and attacks in Canada - National PostThursday, April 12, 2018
Toronto-area woman allegedly attacks several people with a golf club at a Canadian Tire store and pulls a large knife out from her clothes. A month later, police lay terror-related charges against Rehab Dughmosh, 32, including attempted murder for the benefit of or in association with a terrorist group. She is set to undergo a court-ordered mental health assessment.Jan. 29, 2017: Six men were killed and others injured after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, is facing six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both called the shooting a terrorist attack.Aug. 10, 2016: Police shoot and kill terror suspect Aaron Driver in Strathroy, Ont., after he made a video that suggested he was planning to detonate a homemade bomb in a Canadian city during morning or afternoon rush hour. Driver detonated an explosive device in a taxi cab before police killed him.Oct. 22, 2014: Parliament Hill security and police shoot and kill Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he killed Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed the Parliament Buildings.Oct. 20, 2014: Quebec police shoot and kill Martin Couture-Rouleau after he threatens an officer with a knife. Couture-Rouleau was wanted for running down warrant officer Patrice Vincent and another soldier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Vincent died of his injuries.
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Aleta Williams, trailblazing journalist with deep church connection, dies at age 94 - TheChronicleHerald.caThursday, April 12, 2018
NEW GLASGOW — A local woman who has left her mark in her community, her faith and in newsprint passed away at the Aberdeen Hospital Wednesday.
Aleta Williams, 94, was known to many in Pictou County for her kindness and strong sense of community. At a young age, she graduated from Maritime Business College and from there went to work in the Halifax dockyards. Marriage brought her to New Glasgow where she and her husband Murray raised their seven children, Murleta, Marty, Norma, Charla, Renny, Kerry and Julia.
She volunteered her time with the Canadian Girls in Training and was choir director of the Baptist Youth Fellowship at Second United Baptist Church in New Glasgow. She has a 70-year history of playing the organ in churches of many denominations. Believing music is as important as academics, she had all seven of her children in piano lessons at the same time and she was a passionate supporter of Pictou County’s Kiwanis Music Festival. It was also she who handled the results of the weeks-long festival year after year.
“She was always a happy and jovial person,” said Rev. Morley Shaw of New Gl...
'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto StarThursday, April 12, 2018
When boys of the Don Mills Flyers bantam AAA team left the change rooms and stepped onto the ice at Canlan Ice Sports centre in Etobicoke, Sunday afternoon, they did so to absolute silence. That quiet slowly broke into applause from onlookers. Then, after a brief warm up, the two teams — the Flyers and the Toronto Marlboros — lined up facing each other at centre ice. The boys on both sides removed their helmets. Some tilted their heads down. Others looked ahead, toward the other team.“It’s difficult to know what to say,” Greater Toronto Hockey League president Don West said to the boys, and those watching. Rink 3 had been cordoned off for family and players only. At the entrance, a sign denoted the space as a private event, with a few photographs of Roy in uniform.Article Continued BelowPejcinovski had been in Flyers’ system since age 7, team manager Nick Slawson told the Star this week. He called the boy “unlimited.” Players from both teams changed into jerseys bearing the letter "R" in remembrance of Roy Pejcinovski, who was killed earlier this week, before an exhibition game in Etobicoke on Sunday. (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)The two teams tossed their sticks into pile at centre ice — with no discernible divide between Flyers and Marlboros. (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)Pejcinovski was a promising prospect in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft. “We remember him as a teammate and friend,” West said, urging the boys to “sit together, support ...