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Convicted sex offender Donnie Snook allowed escorted absence from prison - CBC NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
L., until Saturday.Correctional Service Canada notified the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary of Snook's arrival in St. John's earlier this week, according to Const. James Cadigan."He's only permitted to attend particular locations in the accompaniment of correctional officers and he'll be returned," Cadigan said.Snook's father died Feb. 24. The funeral will be held in St. John's on Friday, according to an obituary.Snook will be held at Her Majesty's Penitentiary, a provincial jail, overnight during his time in St. John's, Cadigan said.In 2013, Snook admitted to 46 sex crimes against children, including sexual assault, making and distributing child pornography, and extortion.'He hurt a whole community'Snook's crimes sparked outrage and shock in Saint John, where he was a popular youth pastor in the south end.For years, Snook ran a hot lunch program for underprivileged children, "deliberately" placing himself "in the positions to abuse young boys and seriously harm the community which supported him," Judge Alfred Brien wrote in Snook's sentencing decision.Snook was paraded through Saint John City Hall by RCMP following his 2013 arrest. His arrest shocked the community. "He became emboldened in pursuing his desires, reckless and uncaring towards the very children who trusted him to help, not harm, them."Snook admitted to abusing 17 young male victims over a 12-year period in Saint John.H...
Death Notices - March 2019 - Port Dover Maple LeafWednesday, March 27, 2019
Canada Post, first sorting mail and finally as long-time senior assistant (Port Dover) and postmaster (Jarvis, 1981-1990). Allen may be best remembered for his ever-polite, gentlemanly manner, his passion for fiddle playing, and his pastime as purveyor of Country Candy's much-loved candy floss and apples, a business he inherited from in-laws Harry and Gibby Rolston. Allen was happiest playing his "little red fiddle," first with the Country Driftwoods in the 1960s, and more recently with the Country Snowbirds near his winter home in Largo, Florida. Even beset by Alzheimer's, Allen remembered his fiddle tunes and smiled as he played. In earlier years, Allen and fellow St. John's Ambulance attendant Charlie Bridgwater ran Port Dover's first ambulance service from 1955-1960, working day and night with a cast of volunteers, providing first aid to the town's injured and ill and rushing victims to hospital. He remembered hours spent in local arenas treating hockey injuries. A proud Power Squadron member, Allen enjoyed boating to Long Point. In 1977 his life changed when he married Jackie (Rolston) Landon and moved to Port Ryerse, where he bravely took on life with Jackie's three children and rural surroundings, transforming the house and grounds with his carpentry skills. A third-generation Port Doverite, he takes with him his remarkable knowledge of the characters of the town of his youth. He jokingly said that if he didn't see Firman Smith in heaven when he dies, he'll know he's in h...
Deer Lake council follows through on appealed decision and formally rejects crematorium application - The Western StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
He gave the example of the cannabis outlet that recently opened in the area. It was not listed as a specific discretionary use when it was approved since the sale of cannabis has only recently become legal.
"This is the first time this has happened to us that I'm aware of," said Ball. "There are lots of things not listed as itemized as discretionary use that we've done in the past.
"I guess with this being a bigger issue with a higher profile and closer to people's hearts, the appeal board decided the decision should be reversed."
Ball said the original decision was based on information provided by staff and this discretionary use issue was not foreseen. He said Parsons could always apply again, but the mayor doesn't believe that will happen.
Parsons could not be reached for comment as of deadline Tuesday to see if he still plans to pursue the crematorium. He has said in the past that, despite the rising demand for a crematorium service in the Deer Lake area, it would not be feasible for his business to build one somewhere other than at the funeral home's location on Main Street.
A new municipal plan the town is awaiting approval by the provincial government does specifically mention crematoriums as being permissible in other, more industrial areas of town.
Neither Critch nor Brent could be reached for comment either Tuesday.
John Wellon was one of the residents who opposed the crematorium being built on Main Street and attended Monday evening's meeting.
He was happy to finally see the appealed decision get reversed.
"I was pleased with the outcome," he said. "It seems to be a done deal now and that's what we were fighting for. I'd like to thank the appeal board more than the council for making it happen. I don't the council ever would have reversed it without the appeal board's decision."
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Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious in a bloody biker war in Quebec fought against the Rock Machine MC.View photosPaul Smith/CBCspan data-...
Convoy evokes Canadian pride in North Bay - Vermilion StandardWednesday, March 27, 2019
Canadian and Justin Trudeau does not speak for me," read one sign in a truck window, while another called on the federal government to back off a carbon tax, which many of those present said would only hurt "the little guy.""We are going to show Trudeau we are united in this country. We are not separate anymore. We, the people of this country, will be heard . . . from farmers to veterans to yellow vests. We are all hard-working people who want to take our country back."Most of the vehicles carried placards and signs, many pushing for the construction of a pipeline from Alberta to the East Coast – the Energy East pipeline – while others called for the death of a federal carbon tax.The many diverse messages have been gathering support wherever the convoy has gone, Carritt said."It's just incredible to see all the support we have," he said. "the farther we go into Ontario, the greater support we see."We are trying to take back our country from a government that is not listening."And it is in the government's own interest to listen to the message they are bringing, Carritt said."We have developed a strong voice. I don't think they can help but listen."
Seth Edwards, 14, signs the hood of a fire truck that was part of the United We Roll convoy from Alberta bound for Ottawa, Monday, in North Bay.PJ Wilson/The Nugget
Chris Edwards travelled from Orillia to take part in the rally, sharing his message about "being Canadian" and helping Alberta.That oil-rich province, he said, is being mistreated by the federal government. He raised the prospect of Alberta opting out of Canada, and "if Alberta leaves, what will happen to Canada?"His son, Seth, 14, agreed, saying that if Canadians don't pull together, "we will not let Justin Trudeau f*** up our country."I absolutely hate 99 per cent of his policies."We need a new government. Justin Trudeau is incompetent. He's spending money all in the wrong place."Seth Edwards, originally from England, said that country is descending into "a third world country," and everything the British government did wrong "Justin Trudeau is doing."It's sad to me. I love...