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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 5, 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 2, 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 9, 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

Albert Frank Czapski - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Park. He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Alberta Dorsey. Albert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed remote fly-fishing trips to Ontario, Canada, and golfing. He was a graduate of Westville High School, where he played football. He owned and operated Flip's Tavern for 35 years. He worked at Allied Chemical for 35 years and Thirion Glass for five years. He was on the Westville Fire Department and was former president of Westville-Belgium Sanitary District. Private services and entombment were held at Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Danville, with Fr. Robert Hoffmann officiating. Memorials may be made to Westville Public Library. Rortvedt Funeral Services, Tilton, assisted the family. Online condolences at rortvedtfuneralservices.com. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.news-gazette.com/obituaries/2019-02-04/albert-frank-czapski.html

'A launching pad to start over': Three women find new lives with support of Kingston Interval House - The Kingston Whig-Standard

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Australia.She described their life Down Under as "very comfortable," and admitted their new one in Kingston was a significant transition. She wants to work, but she's found that Ontario's social assistance has made it next to impossible. She said the problem is that if you earn more than $500 a month, the province starts taxing it dollar-for-dollar up to 50 per cent. After 50 per cent, a person loses social assistance and any benefits, she said."It makes it frightening. I know why people don't want to get off of it," Wiwchar said."I went to an employment agency and was told basically I'm unemployable to them … I went home and I cried. How am I unemployable? I worked as a medic, as a makeup artist, I managed retail, and I have office training."Kerry is also on disability due to severe arthritis and is diagnosed bipolar. Her life has not been an easy one. In the winter of 2016 she says police recommended she reach out to Interval House because her ex-boyfriend, who constantly assaulted and stole from Kerry, had been released on parole and hadn't attended his halfway house."He just came and went as he pleased," Kerry said of her relationship with the man. "His whole family for six years just totally took over my life … he would inject me [with hydromorphone] while I was sleeping."At one point, she said, he kept her overdosed for three days so that he could steal her medications. Her 10-year-old son and dog at the time waited for her to wake."My son just laid with me," Kerry said. "He should have called an ambulance but he was afraid he'd be taken away."Taking her medications left her mentally unstable and unable to fully care for herself. Eventually it hospitalized her for five months, forcing Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington to take her preteen son away.Kerry was once a successful medical secretary. She says she was good at her job, but she was addicted to crack cocaine. She was introduced to the drug by another former partner who was also abusive.When she learned that her former partner was being released and was on the run, she was scared that he'd kill her. She called Interval House, stayed in the shelter for six months, and then lived in one of Robin's Hope's accessible units for nearly a year and a half.Kerry has been clean for three and a half years and gives back to Interval House by running painting classes at Robin's Hope. Kerry has also done her best to separate herself from destructive people, and while her sister has custody of her son, she said that relationship is becoming stronger every visit.Kerry explains you have to want to get better."I wanted to do the programs. You don't realize about how naive you are about red flags [in relationships] and boundaries," Kerry said. "I didn't realize how much of a sucker I felt I was, but also how mentally unhealthy I felt that I was to let someone control my mind like that. Call you stupid, make you feel less than."Making Claire feel she was "less than" was her former spouse's strategy to control her. A highly educated woman with a doctorate, Claire was often invited to speak at conferences around the wo...
https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/a-launching-pad-to-start-over-three-women-find-new-lives-with-support-of-kingston-interval-house

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar remembered as a dreamer - CTV News Windsor

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Last Updated Wednesday, February 20, 2019 7:05PM EST BRAMPTON, Ont. -- An 11-year-old girl allegedly killed by her father in southern Ontario was a dreamer, a dancer and a singer who "always saw the good in every situation." It was standing room only at an Etobicoke funeral home as friends and family of Rajkumar gathered on Wednesday. In a eulogy delivered during the Hindu service, which was held at the Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre on Wednesday morning, Riya was described as a "positive child" who loved life and "saw the good in every situation." On Tuesday night, about 100 mourners gathered to listen to speeches, poems and songs as the community remembered Riya Rajkumar in Brampton, Ont. "My daughter Riya was taken from me too early," Priya Ramdin, who did not attend the vigil, said in a statement read by Peel police Deputy Chief Chris McCord. "She never liked to be negative and always saw the good in every situation. If I'm ever upset, she would say 'Mama, don't be sad, look at the positives."' The day Riya died -- Valentine's Day -- was also her and her mother's birthdays. "Early that day, we went to do our nails and her choice of colour was red," Ramdin said. "She was so excited for her birthday, looking forward to having dinner later that evening. Never did I think that my daughter woul...
https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/11-year-old-riya-rajkumar-remembered-as-a-dreamer-1.4304744