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‘Write me soon. Stay safe’: A story of Canada’s opioid crisis, told in letters from prison - The Globe and MailWednesday, March 27, 2019
He loved roughhousing with her grandchildren, rolling around with them gleefully until the long hair that stretched down his back was a tangled mess. Mr. Kell grew up in London, Ont., 90 minutes down the 401 highway from Mr. Daniels. He started using drugs when he was a teenager. Before long, he was dealing cannabis and injecting hard stuff. As he puts it now, he would keep using until he ended up in the back of a police car. Between some 20 incarcerations, he tried over and over to get clean. He suffered several overdoses, coming close to death. In Spencer Kell's dining room, angel and devil portraits drawn by Mr. Daniels hang behind him. Blair Gable Mr. Kell and Mr. Daniels forged their friendship during two stints sharing a cell at Maplehurst. On the range at "the Hurst," they won respect for their experience and toughness. Mr. Daniels had an ugly temper. He could flip on you in a second, Mr. Kell says. But he stuck up for the underdogs, especially the new guys. Mr. Kell looked up to Mr. Daniels, who, at close to 50, was a decade older. He and the other inmates called him "uncle." The two men read, talked about their lives and played gin rummy for hours on end. During one six-week period when the range was on lockdown, Mr. Kell says, they spent 23½ hours a day in their cell. After Mr. Kell was released from prison in March, 2018, one of the first things he did was write to his friend. Story continues below advertisement "Hey bro – I made it to Ottawa," he said in his first letter, dated March 12. He described the shelter where he was living: the Salvation Army's Ottawa Booth Centre, a Christian non-profit that offers help to the capital's homeless and the addicted. Mr. Kell had started studying the Bible and going to Narcotics Anonymous meetings at Maplehurst. Now that he was out, he was determined to avoid the relapse into drug use that, in the age of fentanyl, often kills ex-prisoners within days of release. The overdose epidemic that has swept across Canada is killing an average of 11 people a day. Ex-prisoners are especially vulnerable. If they don't get treatment or help, a shocking number overdose and die. One Ontario study concluded they face a risk of fatal overdose 56 times that of the general population in the first two weeks after being released. Mr. Kell had high hopes for Mr. Daniels, too, and was working on getting him a place at the Booth centre. "I think you'll like it," he wrote. "Miss you bro – get your ass up here. We'll talk then. Hurry up!!" On March 15, he wrote again, telling Mr. Daniels, "it's a good go up here and the city is pretty. There's lots of help for guys who want it." On March 24, he said was going to meetings every day, taking classes and reading a lot. "I won't lie," he said, "there are some bad days too." He was having thoughts of using drugs again, but "starting to see reasons not to use." He was making friends who liked him for what he was, "kind of like you and me – like how we respect each other and like each other for no fake reasons." Story continues below advertisem...
Kingston mourns the death of legendary local radio host Brian Scott - Global NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
CeVGL8jJhf- 98.3 FLY FM (@983FLYFM) March 13, 2019His career began in his hometown of Chatham Ont., and he would later be hired to work at radio stations in London, Ottawa, Toronto and Kingston.Scott leaves behind his wife Deborah and daughter Logan.Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.WATCH: Former Calgary councillor, gardening radio host Barry Erskine dead at 73
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Shawn Mendes the biggest winner as bulk of Juno Awards handed out Saturday - CBC NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
He wasn't actually in the room, but it was all about Shawn Mendes at the Junos gala Saturday night in London, Ont.The pop star - nominated for the most awards this year - was also the night's biggest winner, picking up four prizes: artist, songwriter and pop album of the year, plus single of the year for In My Blood.And he's still up for two more Sunday: fan choice and album.His wins made for a predictable pattern on what gala host Ben Kowalewicz called "music's longest night." (The actual runtime was just over three hours.) Thirty-eight prizes, the bulk of the Junos hardware, were handed out, given to a healthy mix of industry veterans like Michael Bublé (adult contemporary album) and Colin James (blues album) and newcomers like Oshawa, Ont.'s Dizzy (alternative album) and London's own Loud Luxury (dance recording).London DJ duo Loud Luxury talked about the success of their tune Body after winning dance recording of the year at the 2019 Junos gala. The group is Andrew Fedyk, left, and Joe Depace. (Alice Hopton/CBC)The DJ duo, who now live in Los Angeles...
Police arrest two men, searching for third in daylight killing of Hells Angels biker at Mississauga plaza - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Ottaway said.Joseph Pallotta, 38, of Montreal’s St. Leonard district, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder.Deabaitua-Schulde was close to a senior Hells Angel member from London, Ont., who moved to the Niagara Region to bolster its strength, multiple sources told The Star.“He was known to police,” Ottaway said of Deabaitua-Schulde.A source told the Star that one of Deabaitua-Schulde’s close contacts from the Niagara Region Hells Angels charter has visited Montreal several times recently.Deabaitua-Schulde was a gym member and had worked out in the gym at the plaza that morning, Ottaway said.Deabaitua-Schulde was bleeding heavily when officers arrived in droves after 911 calls reporting the shooting shortly before 11:20 a.m.He died later Monday in hospital.Police found a torched blue Honda Civic nearby in the area of Rymal Road and Tomken Road.The suspects wore dark hoodies and fled the area in the Honda.The plaza houses Huf Gym, the Floor Shop and other businesses.One witness, who didn’t want to be identified, told the Mississauga News he heard six shots.A police source told The News Deabaitua-Schulde was shot at close range seconds after exiting his vehicle.Olga Rosa Heron, who owns the gym, said the victim ran into her facility for help after he was shot.Peter Edwards is a Toronto-based reporter primarily covering crime. Reach him by email at email@example.comLouie Rosella is a reporter with The Mississauga News and Brampton Guardian.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Bane, Jean Hypes - NRVN NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Carla Williams (and Rodney) of New Castle, VA; Ann Armel (and Bryan) of Cody, WY, Webb Hypes (and Carol) of Bridgewater, VA, Watt Hypes (and Jann) of Culpeper, VA, Dayton Hypes (and Karen) of London, Ontario, Canada; Trenor Hypes (and Maggie) of Charleston, SC; Eugene Miller Bane, Jr. (and Becky) of Salem, VA; Nancyanne Schultejans of St. Louis, MO; James Bane (and Eileen) of Golden, CO; Nancy Bane Peery Olson (and David) of Fayetteville, NC; and Brenda Bane Fanning (and Ronnie) of Pearisburg, VA. She is remembered as a loving and caring woman devoted to her family, friends, God, and her community. Jean Bane will be deeply missed by all.
The family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home. Visitation will be held March 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on March 28 at the A. Vest Funeral Home in White Gate, VA with Rev. Gary Poff, pastor of Castle Rock Baptist Church presiding. Burial will follow at the Walkers Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you remember Jean Bane with a donation to the Trenor Cemetery Fund, c/o Sarah Fisher, 24904 Craigs Creek Rd, New Castle, VA 24127 or a charity of your choice.
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Cecile J. Briggs - WatertownDailyTimes.comWednesday, 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.
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BRIAN DAVID MUEHLMAN - Burlington County TimesWednesday, 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.
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Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa CitizenWednesday, 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.
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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. (...