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Kitchener stabbing suspect Ager Hasan's extradition hearing postponed - CBC.ca

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Melinda Vasilije. (Waterloo Regional Police)In U.S.Vasilije was found dead in her apartment on Country Hill Drive at 3 a.m. on April 28. Hasan was seen crossing the border on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on April 28 driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. that same day.It's believed the man put the stolen plates on his own vehicle and fled the area.A post appeared on an Instagram account linked to Ager Hasan of Hamilton on July 11 in which the poster said Hasan was "coming home." Waterloo Regional Police said Hasan was arrested in Texas that same day. (Instagram)Online postings, emails to policeHe became known for taking to social media while on the run — including posting a version of the events of the morning Vasilije died on Reddit, and also posting to Instagram.Hasan was also in contact with investigators through email and Whatsapp and court documents obtained by CBC News said he asked police to give him a plea deal and he would turn himself in.Police said the two had been in a relationship and the court documents showed Hasan "had difficulty accepting" the end of a year-long relationship and Vasilije "was nervous" about being alone with him.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/melinda-vasilije-ager-hasan-extradition-fatal-stabbing-1.4281601

Man accused of killing Melinda Vasilije posts on Instagram - CBC.ca

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Vasilije died from multiple stab wounds. Police have said the two had been in a relationship for about a year.Police know Hasan crossed into the U.S. on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on April 28 — the same day Vasilije was found dead — driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. that same day.It's believed the man put the stolen plates on his own vehicle and fled the area.State police said the licence plate is Pennsylvania registration EZV1654 and had a Fraternal Order of Police medallion emblem attached to it.The Honda HR-V may have also been displaying Ontario licence plate BPKT509.He was last spotted in Tennessee on May 20 and police speculated he could be on his way to Mexico.Melinda Vasilije, 22, was found dead in her Kitchener apartment on April 28. She died of multiple stab wounds. Ager Hasan, 24, of Hamilton is facing second-degree murder charges in the case. (Instagram)Family has lost a daughterGreeno said investigators have had ongoing contact with Hasan by email. It has been a month since he was last seen, but investigators still believe he's in the U.S.A social media campaign launched last month resulted in some tips from the public and those are being followed up on, Greeno said.She said in their interactions with Hasan, investigators continue to encourage him to turn himself in."There is a family in the community who has tragically lost their daughter. That's difficult to even begin to comprehend what they are going through," Greeno said."We are trying to bring the person responsible for the tragedy to justice so the family and the community in general can be provided with some type of closure."Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/ager-hasan-melinda-vasilije-fatal-stabbing-instagram-posts-1.4168862

Police 'actively searching' for suspect in fatal stabbing in Kitchener - CBC.ca

Friday, June 02, 2017

Kitchener apartment building April 28. Police say she died from multiple stab wounds. (Instagram)Honda HR-V may have different platesPolice know Hasan crossed into the U.S. on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on April 28 driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. that same day.It's believed the man put the stolen plate on his own vehicle and fled the area.State police said the licence plate is Pennsylvania registration EZV1654 and had a Fraternal Order of Police medallion emblem attached to it.The Honda HR-V may have also been displaying Ontario licence plate BPKT509. Suspect facing other chargesPolice have said previously that Hasan made contact with family on April 29.Insp. Michael Haffner said Hasan and Vasilije had been in a relationship for about a year.Hasan is also facing one charge of break and enter and two counts of assault stemming from an altercation at Vasilije's apartment on April 3. Haffner noted Vasilije was not assaulted during that incident.Police noted Hasan was released but was not supposed to enter Waterloo region or have contact with Vasilije as part of his release conditions.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/kitchener-melinda-vasilije-ager-hasan-stabbing-death-1.4106442

Family, friends fill Kitchener funeral home to remember Melinda Vasilije - CBC.ca

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

A suspect in the case, 24-year-old Ager Mohsin Hasan of Hamilton, remains at large.Hasan faces second-degree murder charges.Police know he crossed into the U.S. on the Peace Bridge from Fort Erie, Ont., to Buffalo, N.Y., around 6 a.m. on Friday driving a black Honda HR-V.A man matching his description was spotted switching licence plates off a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in Harborcreek Township, near Erie, Pa., around 10 a.m. It's believed the man put the stolen plate on his own vehicle and fled the area.Police continue to search for Ager Mohsin Hasan, 24, of Hamilton. He was last seen driving a black Honda HR-V. It may have an Ontario licence plate BPKT509 or the Pennsylvania licence plate EZV1654. (Waterloo Regional Police)State police said the licence plate is Pennsylvania registration EZV1654 and had a Fraternal Order of Police medallion emblem attached to it.The Honda HR-V may have also been displaying Ontario licence plate BPKT509.Police have encouraged Hasan to turn himself in to local authorities.On Wednesday afternoon, police said the search continues for Hasan.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/melinda-vasilije-ager-hasan-kitchener-stabbing-1.4097600

Niagara school mourns teacher - Niagara Falls Review

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Louws said. “He will be sadly missed by us all.” He was also the driving force behind the school’s entry in the annual Fort Erie Santa Claus parade, often planning the float in August. He rode the float with students at the Nov. 17 event. Former student Tiyanna Schooley said Shaubel was a dedicated teacher and a mentor to many students. “If you knew Greg Shaubel you were very lucky. If you had Mr. Shaubel as a teacher you were even luckier. Mr. Shaubel was and always will be a blessing to the lives of so so many people.” Last month, Shaubel was one of seven staff members participating in the annual Movember Foundation of Canada campaign. His online campaign page stated he was raising funds to help the foundation reduce the rate of male deaths from prostate and testicular cancer as well as to promote mental health and suicide prevention. “Help me stop men dying too young,” the page read. Donations began flooding in with the news of Shaubel’s death. As of Monday afternoon, donations had reached almost $1,800, well above his goal of $600. Meanwhile, social workers and youth counselors are at the school this week to speak with students. “It is a great loss to our school and the community,” Louws added. Visitation will be held Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home in Port Colborne from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Crystal Ridge Community Centre in Crystal Beach Wednesday at 11 a.m. Donations in his memory can be made to the Niagara branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association or Greater Fort Erie Secondary School. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2016/12/05/niagara-school-mourns-teacher

BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County Times

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Brian enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid whitetail deer hunter, traveling throughout United States and Canada hunting with his grandson, Kurt. Brian was a USCG Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for 15 years. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Gail Krauss Muehlman; his mother and step father, Margaret (Rex) Smith of Wexford; daughter, Candi (Joe) Landles of Evans City; step daughter, Becky Flagler of Pittsburgh; siblings, Connie Federbusch, Laurie (Ron) Mahen, and Mark (Pam) Muehlman, all of Mercer; nine grandchildren, Kurt, Mariah, Rayna, Seth, Brandon, Riley, Connor, Liam, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Paul Muehlman and his brother in law, Oscar Federbusch. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the blessing service at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Brian's memory may be made to the Steven King Foundation, 621 Street, Jetmore, KS 67854 or Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randalman, NC 27317. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh. com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/20190319/brian-david-muehlman

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

He was heartbroken after failing his medical, but an English teacher told him that people would pay him to write. So he enrolled in the first journalism degree course taught at University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1948 and joining the newsroom of the Chatham Daily News.There, he worked under Richard "Dic" Doyle, but moved to Kirkland Lake when the Thomson newspaper chain made him editor-in-chief of the Northern Daily News. His time there was brief, however, as his girlfriend, Joyce Gordon, issued him an ultimatum: Northern Ontario or me. He chose her: they married in September 1952.In the meantime, he joined the newsroom of the Globe and Mail, where his mentor Doyle had been working for a year.As a reporter with the Globe, Davey covered national and international affairs, including the Suez Canal crisis, the St. Lawrence Seaway project and the cancellation of the Avro Arrow program. During the 1957 federal election campaign, he recognized that Tory leader John Diefenbaker was gaining momentum and might actually win, and convinced his editors to allow him to stay with the Chief's campaign for 40 days. Clark Davey, former publisher of the Montreal Gazette, displaying a mock-up of the paper's new Sunday edition in 1988. Bill Grimshaw / The Canadian Press When Doyle became editor of the Globe in 1963, he chose Davey as his managing editor, and, according to Mills, the two raised the broadsheet's reputation from that of a local paper to a national one. Davey was managing editor for 15 years before joining the Vancouver Sun in 1978. He was publisher there until 1983, when he took over at the Gazette. He was publisher of the Citizen from 1989 to 1993. He was also president and chair of The Canadian Press, and co-founder and president of the Michener Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (...
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/clark-davey-1928-2019-the-true-journalist-of-journalists

Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. There will be no funeral services and burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.Cecile was born on November 14, 1933 in Cornwall, Ontario, the daughter of Claude and Bertha (Belanger) Villeneuve. She married Joseph Maugeri Jr. on February 21, 1958. He predeceased her on April 19, 1972. She later married Ivan Briggs on June 20, 1975. He predeceased her in June 2001.She enjoyed playing bingo, traveling and spending time on social media.She is survived by her son Joseph Maugeri III and his wife Becky of Clayville, NY; three grandchildren, Joseph, Benjamin and Matthew Maugeri; a brother, Cyril and wife Sylvia Villeneuve and two sisters, Claudette Lefebvre and Bernadette Good as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters Bernice Sequin and Marie Claire Payette.Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Memories and online condolences may be share with the family at www.PhillipsMemorial.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/obit/cecile-j-briggs-20190316