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Calgary steps up to fund funeral for murdered five-year-old Taliyah Marsman and - Calgary Sun

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Forbes, who also writes a Calgary Sun column, started a similar fundraiser after the murders of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father Terry Blanchette in Blairmore last year. He said that Marsman and Baillie’s family will be donating the extra money from the fundraiser to a women’s shelter. “They’ll use what they can for the family and they’ll use the rest to help some other people,” Forbes said. Funeral services for Marsman and Baillie will be held at the Centre Street Church, 3900 2nd St. N.E., Thursday at 2 p.m. Edward Delten Downey, 46, is charged in their deaths. sfarooqui@postmedia.com  Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/07/18/calgary-steps-up-to-fund-funeral-for-murdered-five-year-old-taliyah-marsman-and-mother-sara-baillie

Derek Saretzky charged in murders of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and Terry Blanchette - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Insp. Derek Williams, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes.Saretzky was also charged with one count of committing an indignity to a human body. RCMP said he was arrested Tuesday in the Blairmore, Alta. area without incident. He’s scheduled to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on Sept. 23.READ MORE: Outpouring of grief over death of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-BlanchetteTerry Blanchette with daughter Hailey Dunbar-BlanchetteCourtesy FacebookTerry Blanchette with daughter Hailey Dunbar-BlanchetteCourtesy FacebookTerry Blanchette with daughter Hailey Dunbar-BlanchetteCourtesy FacebookTerry Blanchette with daughter Hailey Dunbar-BlanchetteCourtesy FacebookTerry Blanchette with daughter Hailey Dunbar-BlanchetteCourtesy FacebookHailey Dunbar-Blanchette – abducted from a Blairmore, AB home Sept 14, 2015Courtesy: RCMPHailey Dunbar-Blanchette – abducted from a Blairmore, AB home Sept 14, 2015Courtesy: RCMPCrowsnest Pass RCMP issued an Amber Alert in connection with the abduction of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.RCMP handoutResidents gather for a candlelight vigil for Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette in Blairmore, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntoshResidents gather for a candlelight vigil for Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette in Blairmore, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntoshResidents gathered for a candlelight vigil for Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette in Blairmore, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntoshResidents gather for a candlelight vigil...
http://globalnews.ca/news/2223819/alberta-man-charged-with-murders-of-hailey-dunbar-blanchette-and-terry-blanchette/

'I am Cured,' Says Woman with Aggressive Form of MS After Receiving HSCT in Canada - Multiple Sclerosis News Today (blog)

Friday, August 12, 2016

Freedman and Dr. Harold Atkins. My life is spectacularly different than before my transplant… I, at my worst, was 9.5 in our EDSS scale of disability. I was sent home to my small town hospital, in Blairmore, AB [Alberta], after the city had done all they were able, to die… I was told it was now ‘between you and God,’ is this what I wanted to hear? Well, at that point ‘kind of so!’ I had been a quadriplegic already with no movement but my head, was this my life until God chose to take me? If it was going to be, death was a great option. Things instead took an amazing turn and here I am nearing on five years’ post-transplant. I’m alive and well. ‘Well,’ of course, from my perspective — I’m not dead… I have the ability to roll myself in bed, I can feed myself and walk aided, probably always will, but I’m nowhere near where I was before. My disease has been HALTED!!! I do use the “C word” all the time… I actually named one of my blogs the “C WORD” stands for “Cured not cancer.” I’m so grateful for all those who came before me and excited beyond measure for all those to follow… That was written by Fiona Fifield, who I contacted at her home outside Calgary, Canada. Fiona Fifield I asked her to tell me her story, and how she became one of the few people to have received HSCT in Canada outside the trial conducted by Dr. Mark Freedman and Dr. Harold Adkins, of The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa. (Watch Multiple Sclerosis News Today‘s exclusive interview with Dr. Mark Freedman at this year’s CMSC.) She said: “It was in January 2010, when I was working as a long-haul truck driver, that I realized that I could not work anymore. “One day in April 2011,...

A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...
http://www.lillooetnews.net/news/local-news/a-reflective-father-bob-haggarty-looks-back-on-his-time-in-lillooet-1.23255506

Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV News

Thursday, April 12, 2018

PM EDT EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta. Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home. Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs. "What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday. He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains. "The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals." The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season. Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148. "This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email. Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park. The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...

Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.ca

Thursday, April 12, 2018

RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...