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  • Frustration over involuntary celibacy led to killing, former security guard claims

    08/30/2018 12:33:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    CBC News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Janice Johnston
    A former private security guard sentenced Wednesday to four years in jail for manslaughter claims that years of involuntary celibacy left him so frustrated he stomped a man to death two summers ago. Sheldon Bentley was employed as a security guard at the Lucky 97 grocery store in central Edmonton on July 31, 2016, when he and his partner encountered a man sleeping in an alcove off the alley behind the store at 107th Avenue and 97th Street. Bentley stomped on Donald Doucette, 51, who died within minutes from massive internal bleeding. At the sentencing hearing, a forensic psychiatrist and...
  • Suspect in Edmonton attack faces terrorism, attempted murder charges

    10/01/2017 8:04:10 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 5 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | October 1, 2017 | Michelle Shephard
    Police and federal officials said Sunday that the man suspected of stabbing a police officer and plowing a van into pedestrians on Saturday night is a 30-year-old refugee from Somalia, who had been interviewed by the RCMP in 2015. Police and politicians urged Canadians to be vigilant, but called for calm and unity in the wake of a terrorist attack in Edmonton that injured five and led to the arrest of a 30-year-suspect who had previously been investigated for espousing extremist views. It is the second major terrorist attack in Canada this year, following January’s shooting at a mosque in...
  • Vehicle and Knife Spree in Alberta (Canada) Is Described as Terrorism

    10/01/2017 2:07:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 1, 2017 | Dan Levin
    Canadian police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorist acts in the city of Edmonton early Sunday after a police officer was struck with a car and stabbed outside a football game, and four people were later “deliberately” hit and injured by a U-Haul truck. The 30-year-old suspect, who was not further identified, had driven both vehicles, according to the Edmonton police chief, Rod Knecht. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada called the spree a terrorist attack. Mr. Knecht said that police officers had found an Islamic State flag in the car that hit the police officer.
  • Police probe Canadian car attacks, stabbing as 'acts of terrorism'

    10/01/2017 7:23:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1 Oct 2017 | Jim Finkle
    TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police said they were investigating violent attacks in Edmonton on Saturday night as “acts of terrorism” after a man hit a police officer with a car and stabbed him and then later struck four pedestrians while driving a second vehicle. The officer and the other victims were taken to the hospital for treatment of multiple injuries, police in the western Canadian city said. Canada’s CTV News said the officer was expected to recover, though further details on the condition of the victims was not immediately available. The Edmonton Police Service said in a statement it believed...
  • TERROR ATTACK IN CANADA: ISIS Loser Stabs Cop, Ploughs Through Crowd

    10/01/2017 6:53:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    TERROR ATTACK IN EDMONTON– ISIS Loser stabs a police officer then ploughs through crowd in a Uhaul truck. The attack started outside a football stadium. Here is video from the scene of the attack. https://twitter.com/_/status/914434895199588352 The Sun reported: A POLICE officer was stabbed and terrified pedestrians mowed down during a terror attack in Canada. The 30-year-old rammed a van into a police car sending the officer flying 15ft into the air. He then jumped out the car and knifed the cop “several times” and fled on foot as a dramatic manhunt was launched. Police chased down the attacker as he...
  • Edmonton: Five injured in Canada 'terror' incidents

    10/01/2017 5:59:57 AM PDT · by traumer · 6 replies
    Canadian police have confirmed they are investigating possible acts of terrorism after multiple incidents in Edmonton, Alberta, on Saturday night. They said a police officer controlling traffic at a Canadian Football League game was struck by a car at high speed and then attacked with a knife. A man driving a van went on to hit at least four pedestrians and was arrested two hours later after a police chase. Police said an Islamic State (IS) group flag was found in one of the vehicles. Edmonton Police Service Chief Rod Knecht said the officer and his vehicle were rammed by...
  • Edmonton terror attack: Chaos in Canada as cops stabbed by man with ISIS flag and [tr]

    10/01/2017 6:05:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Sun ^ | October 1, 2017 | James Cox and Holly Christodoulou
    A POLICE officer was stabbed and terrified pedestrians mowed down during a terror attack in Canada. The 30-year-old rammed a van into a police car sending the officer flying 15ft into the air.
  • Storm of reaction to news Syrian refugee charged with sex assaults

    02/10/2017 3:00:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    CBC ^ | 2/10/17 | Rick McConnell et al
    Reports that a man accused of sexual assaults on six Edmonton teenage girls was a Syrian refugee have ignited a firestorm of reaction, from anti-immigration diatribes to criticism about how the media dealt with the story. Groups that work with refugees in the city have been inundated with calls and texts over the past 24 hours, some from people calling for an end to the refugee program and others from refugees themselves apologizing on behalf of their community. Erick Ambtman, executive director of the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, said his organization received a message on Twitter from a white...
  • Singer Meat Loaf collapses during concert in Canada

    06/17/2016 6:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2016 6:43 AM EDT
    Rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage during a concert in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday night and was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. The 68-year-old had canceled two other concerts in recent days — in Moose Jaw on Saturday and in Calgary on Tuesday — citing ill health. A video of the performance at Edmonton’s Jubilee Auditorium showed the singer dropping his microphone and falling to the floor amid a performance of his classic “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).” Musicians went to his side to help, and the music eventually stopped. …
  • Why did Calgary cave to chemophobes over fluoridation?

    02/20/2016 4:16:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Andre Picard
    When Calgary city council decided to end water fluoridation in 2011, one outcome was clear: The number of cavities in children was going to go up. Five years later, we have the hard evidence that the perfectly predictable has indeed come to pass. A study published in the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology shows that Grade 2 students in Calgary had an average of 3.8 more cavities in 2013-14 than they did in 2004-05. In Edmonton (which continued to fluoridate its water), during the same time period, the number of dental caries (or cavities) increased by 2.1, on average....
  • Cop shot and killed in west Edmonton (Alberta-Canada-"hate crimes" constable)

    06/09/2015 12:15:26 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    Edmonton Sun ^ | 6/9/2015 | Trevor Robb
    An Edmonton city police officer recruited from the Greater Manchester Police Force has been killed in the line of duty during a fiery shooting scene that was still unfolding Monday night. Hate crimes officer Const. Dan Woodall was gunned down while attempting to serve a search warrant on a man at a home business near 186 Street and 62A Avenue around 8pm. His partner. Jason Harley, 38, also suffered gunshot wounds, with at least one to the back, and was transported to hospital from the scene which became more chaotic when a fire, possibly intentionally started by the gunman, broke...
  • Edmonton 'Freezeway' Would Be Skating Lane For Commuters

    02/27/2015 7:46:31 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 2-25-15 | KELLY MCEVERS
    Edmonton, Alberta, spends five months a year below freezing. Now, the Canadian city is considering a proposal to create a 7-mile skating trail for Edmontonians to use during their winter commutes.
  • Canadian Police: 9 Dead at 3 Separate but Connected Edmonton-Area Crime Scenes

    12/30/2014 3:14:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 30, 2014
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  • Arizona sheriff says Alberta teen is threatening him (Sheriff Arpaio )

    05/19/2014 5:45:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    cnews ^ | May 16, 2014 , Last Updated: 7:45 PM ET | Allison Salz, QMI Agency
    EDMONTON A man who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff" is calling out an Alberta teen after receiving a series of profanity littered death threats. Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the 16-year-old Morinville, Alta., boy has been sending e-mail death threats since last year. Most of the threats are too vulgar to print, but one of the emails talks about killing the sheriff and burning the body.
  • Canada split over hijab-style Muslim police uniform

    12/09/2013 8:52:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/09/2013 | Ségolène Allemandou
    Police in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, this weekend unveiled official hijab-style headscarves approved for use by female Muslim officers, in a move that has revealed a growing split in attitudes towards the wearing of religious symbols across the country. The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said in a press release that the the hijab-style headscarf, which covers the hair and neck but not the face, was designed to “reflect the changing diversity in the community, and to facilitate the growing interest in policing careers from Edmonton’s Muslim community”. Edmonton city councillor Scott McKeen said the move was a “gesture of inclusion” towards...
  • Ads to Help Muslim Girls in Danger of Honor Killing Removed As Islamic Supremacists Make Demands

    10/31/2013 6:33:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | October 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Our AFDI honor killing ads which hit the streets last week were taken down today. I just received a call from CTV asking me what I thought of the removal of our ad, which was designed to help Muslim girls in trouble. I had not been told. It was the first I was hearing it. We placed our ads in Edmonton because human rights activists there wanted to partner with our organization to do so. Honor killing is a grim reality that is largely ignored, and girls are suffering as a result. Muslim fathers kill their daughters for real or...
  • Edmonton triple-homicide suspect arrested at U.S. border (Held up armored car)

    06/17/2012 4:43:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    Travis Baumgartner, 21, had no passport, tried to enter U.S. with Alberta driver's licence, according to U.S. border officialsThe man wanted in connection with a deadly armoured-car heist at the University of Alberta had over $330,000 in cash in his vehicle when he was arrested at a U.S. border crossing adjoining British Columbia, U.S. border officers say. Travis Baumgartner, 21, was stopped at the border crossing in Lynden, Wash., near the U.S.-Canada border southwest of Abbotsford, B.C., Edmonton police said Saturday. Border security was alerted when his licence plate was scanned by an automated system and set off an alarm...
  • Bull bolts into crowd at Canadian rodeo

    11/15/2010 2:47:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2010 | Rick Martin
    (CNN) -- Rodeo officials in Canada are examining safety procedures after a bull bucked its rider, jumped a steel security barrier and bolted into a crowd of spectators. One woman was hospitalized after a runaway bull named Rewind trampled her at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday. Three others were injured and treated by paramedics at the event, according to a statement released by the Northlands Organization, which sponsored the event. Video from CNN affiliate CTV shows a chaotic scene as spectators frantically scattered away from the bull. One woman gripped tightly to the security railing. An onlooker...
  • Police negotiating with gunman reported to be holding hostages in Workers' Comp office (ALBERTA)

    10/21/2009 4:19:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 816+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/21/09 | AP
    Police are negotiating with a gunman reported to be holding as many as nine hostages in the Workers' Compensation Board building in downtown Edmonton. Edmonton police spokesman Jeff Wuite said authorities received a report Wednesday of a man armed with a hunting rifle inside the building, which is close to the legislature for the western Canadian province. "Now that we have communication with the suspect, we feel good that we can move forward to resolving it," Wuite said. "We want to find out what this guy wants and what we can do to end this peacefully."
  • Exclusive: Public Statement from the Family of 'Buffy'

    05/15/2009 6:29:52 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 441+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | May 15, 2009 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The following is a public statement I have been asked to release by the mother of 'Buffy', the then-16 year old girl involved in the Nina Courtepatte case.