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'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
No one won and no one lost in a local minor hockey team’s first game back on the ice since the death of its star goalie. Four days ago, Roy Pejcinovski, 15, was murdered in a wrenching triple homicide in Ajax, killed alongside his mother Krassimira and little sister Venallia. Cory Fenn, 29, has been charged with three counts of second degree murder.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 famil...
A list of terrorist incidents and attacks in Canada - National PostThursday, April 12, 2018
Edmonton police say an attack on an officer outside a football game Saturday night and a high-speed chase of a cube van that left four people injured are being investigated as acts of terrorism. Police have one man in custody and say they think he acted alone, but they aren’t ruling out that others are involved.Here is a list of other terrorist attacks and incidents in Canada:June 3, 2017: A 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 Min...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Easter 2018 was a bit different this year for Rev. Bob Haggarty aka “Father Bob.” After his official retirement last year, he is no longer the parish priest at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lillooet.
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Trending Stories “You don’t stop being a priest. Once you’re ordained, you’re ordained,” he says. “You still have responsibilities to the church. But you don’t have responsibilities such as presiding over marriages or funerals. Now, I don’t have responsibilities other than those which 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...
'I feel the pain:' Funeral for Humboldt radio announcer Tyler Bieber held today - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
The first funeral for the victims of a deadly Saskatchewan bus crash is being held today.Tyler Bieber was killed last week when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a semi-trailer near Tisdale, Sask. Sixteen people who were on the bus have died and 13 were injured.Bieber was a play-by-play radio announcer for the team and also worked as a broadcaster for 107.5 Bolt FM.Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 Bolt FM, is among 16 people killed in the crash. (CBC News)Outside the ceremony, Bieber's former neighbour remembered him as a good man."I knew him as a very soft person," said Jennifer Lawrence. "They were very, very sweet people."As a mother, Lawrence wanted to offer her condolences to the Bieber family."I feel the pain everybody is going through," said Jennifer Lawrence. "It could have happened to anybody."Bieber's former neighbour, Jennifer Lawrence, remembers him as a kind man.(Chanss Lagaden/CBC)It was Bieber's first season announcing for the Broncos. He also covered morning news.Bieber also coached the Humboldt high school's basketball and football teams.Funerals for playe...
'One team for Humboldt': Supporters don jerseys in global show of support - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
What started as a simple idea by a group of hockey parents to sport jerseys in support of those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash has snowballed into a worldwide tribute.
Earlier this week, a group of parents in Langley, B.C. came up with the plan to wear jerseys of their favourite sports teams on Thursday to honour the victims of the tragic collision. 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 th...