Brossard QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Woman who denied she was a killer for hire now admits to murder - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
May 2005 of the 1981 first-degree murder of Germain Derome, a 56-year-old funeral home director, and the attempted murder of his partner, Julien Bessette.Lepage became a suspect in the Brossard murder 19 years after it was carried out. Initially, homicide investigators were unable to determine whose fingerprints were recovered from a glass inside Derome's home. A Longueuil police investigator working on cold case files in 2000 asked that the fingerprints be run through a national database and that provided a match to prints recorded in 1974, when Lepage was arrested for shoplifting.While Longueuil police finally had a face behind the fingerprints in 2000, they had no other evidence and no motive to link Lepage to the murder. So they asked the RCMP to carry out a so-called Mr. Big sting operation. In 2001, the RCMP placed Lepage under surveillance to get a portrait of her life. Then, in 2002, they began a lengthy and elaborate operation during which they used several undercover officers to gradually convince Lepage she was being drawn into a criminal organization. The goal was to convince her she could make a lot of money working for the organization. The final part of the operation placed her alone in a hotel room with "Mr. Big," the leader of the fictitious criminal organization.During the meeting at the hotel, held on Nov. 21, 2002, the man posing as Mr. Big pretended to have connections with the police and told Lepage he knew her fingerprints were recovered inside Derome's home after he was killed. He told Lepage if she wanted to continue making money with his organization he had to know everything about her, including her past crimes.The meeting was recorded as Lepage admitted to the murder. But some of the details she provided did not match key evidence - notably what she did with the firearm after she killed Derome. She told Mr. Big she tossed the gun in a river when, in fa...
'They're no different than us': Montreal mosques open doors to public - CBC.caThursday, March 9, 2017
Street.Masjid Alfalah at 1885 Nielsen Street, in Saint-Hubert.ICNA Montreal Centre de Resources et Banque Alimentaire at 5876 Upper Lachine Road.Islamic Community Center at 5905 Grande Allée, in Brossard.Centre Communautaire Musulman De Longueuil at 1398 De Chambly Road, in Longueuil.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Longueuil police bring in cadaver dogs to search home for missing woman, son - CBC.caWednesday, March 1, 2017
Friday afternoon.They did not disclose if anything was found.Earlier Friday, police spokesman Const. Jean-Pierre Voutsinos said the search of the two-storey house on Sabourin Crescent in Brossard was prompted by new information in the case. "We decided to proceed with an extensive search inside the house," Voutsinos said. The dog team being used in the search was on loan from the Ontario Provincial Police. "The dogs have specific skills which our dogs don't possess," Voutsinos said.A company specializing in concrete-penetrating radar was also brought in as part of the search.Plainclothes Longueuil police arrive with tools at the home of Jian Ping Li, who went missing with her infant son on April 30, 2014. (Ainslie MacLellan / CBC)Renewed investigationLi and her son shared the house with her husband, Hong Hui Lu, and their two other children.Police said Lu co-operated with the search, which came after Longueuil police set up a command post in the neighbourhood Jan. 12.At that time, Voutsinos said investigators had recently met with Lu, who had agreed to a polygraph test.However, a person that Voutsinos described as "a member of the husband's entourage" had refused the test, which led police to establish the command post to corroborate some new information.The information that led to Friday's search came through the command post operation, Voutsinos said.Jian Ping Li was an active member of Montreal Chinese Alliance Grace Church. (Lirong Cheng)Disappeared April 30, 2014Police se...
Canadian Forces dealing with 17 streptococcal infection cases at recruit school in Quebec - Ottawa CitizenSaturday, March 2, 2019
The Canadian military is dealing with 17 cases of streptococcal infection at its recruit facilities in Saint-Jean, Quebec, the second such outbreak in less than a year.The cases of Group A Streptococcus bacterial infection, also called GAS, were identified among the roughly 1,500 recruits at Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School. The Canadian Forces Health Services is monitoring the increase in cases of GAS pharyngitis, also known as strep throat, Canadian Forces spokesman Maj. Travis Smyth said. There have been no serious cases of GAS infection and no hospitalized cases.In early April, Postmedia reported that more than 1,800 military personnel had been given antibiotics after an outbreak of streptococcal infections at the same military facility. Six recruits from the Saint-Jean Garrison were hospitalized. Of those there was one confirmed invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) case and one probable invasive GAS case, according to the Department of National Defence.The garrison, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., is the basic training base for recruits in the Canadian Forces.Smyth said antibiotics are being provided ...
Body found in Mexico probably that of Christine St-Onge, SQ says - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Laval resident Christine St-Onge, 41, who went missing in Mexico on Dec. 5, 2018.
The body of a woman believed to be that of a Quebecer missing in Mexico for more than a week was found near a hotel in Los Cabos, provincial police said on Thursday.Laval's Christine St-Onge, 41, had been missing since Dec. 4.Sgt. Claude Denis, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, said although an autopsy was already performed in Mexico, a second autopsy will have to be done when the body returns to Quebec to determine the cause of death and to formally identify the body.Denis said investigators had already informed St-Onge's family of the discovery.Denis said the investigation is complicated because SQ investigators are far from where the body was found. An RCMP liaison officer is now on site, which will make it easier to communicate with local authorities, he said. The RCMP will have to positively identify the body and then arrange for it to be repatriated.BCS Noticias, a Mexican news website, quoted local police as saying it appeared the woman had died as a result of cranial trauma and that blood stains had been found in the hotel room where she was staying. They estimated she had been dead for at least five days.RelatedThe woman's body, which appears to bear marks of violence, was found near the hotel where St-Onge had been vacationing since Nov. 29 with a male co...
Bernard Landry to be honoured with state funeral - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Tributes poured in Tuesday for the former Quebec premier, who died at the age of 81.
"He was a remarkable man, a man of great talent," former Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois said about Bernard Landry.
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QUEBEC - As tributes poured in Tuesday, Premier François Legault announced former premier Bernard Landry will be honoured with a full state funeral.Emerging from his office to comment on the death of Landry, Legault said he had spoken to Landry's widow, Chantal Renaud, and offered the state funeral.Renaud accepted.Clearly moved, Legault added his own tribute to Landry, who was his boss when he was a Parti Québécois minister in Landry's cabinet. Quebec's 28th premier, Landry governed from March 2001 to April 2003.He revealed he and Landry had spoken last week on the phone and had planned to get together soon to talk politics. His death came as a surp...