Fabreville QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Dawson College marks solemn 10th anniversary of mass shooting - Montreal GazetteThursday, September 15, 2016
Kimveer Gill, the black-clad 25-year-old from Fabreville who fired 72 bullets with his semi-automatic rifle before shooting himself, just after 12:45 p.m.
He had hundreds of extra bullets in his bag.
“There’s a reason why they are called assault rifles and not protect rifles,” Gueorguiev says, borrowing a line from an Australian comedian about the need for gun control. “But in Nice it was a guy with a truck (who barrelled through a crowd). … What was going through his head? What went through (Gill’s) head to do what he did? His rifle was just a tool. I wish people would pay more attention to mental health issues.”
Gun control amid more school shootings
In the 10 years since the Dawson shooting, there have been a handful of school shootings in Canada, most recently in La Loche, Sask., where two people were killed and seven injured. (Another two students were killed in their home.)
In the U.S., since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, there have been another 10 incidents at schools in which the shooter intended to commit mass murder.
At the same time, gun control in both countries has faltered.
In Canada, the long-gun registry set up after the Polytechnique massacre in 1989 was abolished by the Harper government — with all records, including those from Quebec, ordered destroyed by the Supreme Court in March 2015.
Bystanders flee Westmount Square, Sept. 13, 2006, after false reports that there was a second shooter in the mall. Among them were Dawson College students who were on the street having fled the shooting rampage in the school. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette files
Public security personnel lead children down De Maisonneuve Blvd. away from a daycare on the Dawson College campus, where a gunman opened fire on students, Sept. 13, 2006. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette files
Montreal police use a small table to carry out a victim after the shooting rampage at Dawson Colle...
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...
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 ...
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.
Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS
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...