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Montreal teen’s drowning death linked to high-sugar, alcoholic drinks: coroner - Global NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
FCKD UP, an alcoholic drink.“She drank the majority of its contents, sharing it with her friends,” said coroner Martin Larocque.WATCH BELOW: Quebec to ban high sugar, alcohol drinks
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A few moments later, she went back to the depanneur to buy another two cans.READ MORE: Funeral for Athena Gervais in St-Felicien“She, again, drank the majority of what was in the can, sharing it with her friends,” the report says.As they started walking back to the high school, Gervais drank some of a third can of the sugary, alcoholic drink before entering the school.“She then exited the school alone. This was the last time she was seen alive,” the report said.Her body was found March 1, 2018, in a stream behind Poly-Jeunesse High School in Laval, a few days after her death.READ MORE: Quebec beverage maker Geloso Group announces end of FCKD UP drinkLaval firefighters made the discovery during a sweep of the grounds. Authorities did not make any attempts to revive her.WATCH BELOW: Quebec beverage maker Geloso Group announces end of FCKD UP drink
The coroner’s report found that there were no traces of drugs in her system. However, her blood-alcohol level was 192 mg/100 ml. The legal limit to drive a vehicle is 80 mg/100 ml.“It should be noted that Athena Gervais had no significant history of alcohol consumption,” Larocque states.“On Feb. 26, 2018, she started drinking at 12:01 p.m. and stopped roughly aro...
James Shea remembered as 'fervent advocate' for education, language rights - Montreal GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
A fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism.'
James Shea of Aylmer, an educator and minority language rights advocate, died on Saturday. He was 76.Chairman of the Western Quebec School Board and retired superintendent of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Shea was also the former president of the Quebec Communities Group Network (QCGN) and immediate past president of the Regional Association of West Quebecers.
In a communiqué issued Monday, current QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers described Shea as "a fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism," adding he was "serving at the helm when QCGN successfully advocated for increased support from the federal government's Official Languages strategy as well as recognition from the provincial government that f...
Shawn Mendes the biggest winner as bulk of Juno Awards handed out Saturday - CBC NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Junos. She will be in the audience Sunday.Coeur De Pirate poses on the red carpet ahead of the gala Saturday. She will be performing with Quebec rapper Loud as part of Sunday's show. She lost out to him for francophone album of the year. (Geoff Robins/Canadian Press)Host Sarah McLachlan, Dutcher, Arkells, Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate and The Reklaws will also perform, though Canada's most...
Hundreds of Hells Angels expected for murdered biker’s Woodbridge funeral as police search for suspect with lengthy record - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Star.Hells Angels' biker Michael (Diaz) Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, who was gunned down in Mississauga on Monday. (GoFundMe)A Quebec man with Hells Angels ties is already in custody on first-degree murder charges and police have issued a Canada-wide first-degree murder warrant for another Montreal man who has a history of weapons possession, fraud and possession of false documents, and is awaiting trial for allegedly intimidating someone connected to the court system.The funeral of Deabaitua-Schulde, a father of two, is set for Saturday, March 23 at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge, according to the funeral home’s website. A GoFundMe page has also been set up in Deabaitua-Schulde’s name.“God called Michael on Monday March 11, 2019, at the age of 32,” his online obituary begins. “He will be forever missed by his loving spouse, Ashley and his children … He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends.”Article Continued BelowAs his funeral is being planned, police continue to hunt for Montreal fugitive Joseph Pallotta, 38.Deabaitua-Schulde was shot dead shortly before noon on Monday outside a gym in Mississauga at 700 Dundas St. E., near Cawthra Road.Peel Regional Police chief Chris McCord said that Deabaitua-Schulde was the victim of a targeted attack.Pallotta is considered armed and dangerous.Peel Regional Police announced...
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.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 ...