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Loon Lake man facing weapons charges not granted bail

A Loon Lake man charged with several weapons-related offences remains in custody and wasn’t given bail when he appeared in Meadow Lake Provincial Court Feb. 20. Stephane Joseph Leclerc, 50, was arrested Jan.

Environment leaders say feds need to push sustainability as budget nears

OTTAWA — Environment leaders are warning the federal Liberals not to turn away from their plan to build the next federal budget around climate change, despite global economic uncertainty as the COVID-19 crisis deepens and oil prices plummet.

Sturgeon Lake woman remains in custody on weapons charges

A Sturgeon Lake First Nation woman facing numerous weapons offences remains in custody after appearing in Prince Albert Provincial Court Feb. 20.

Onion Lake man appears in court facing child porn charges

An Onion Lake man facing child porn charges made his first court appearance Feb. 19 and is due back in court next month. James Gabriel Buffalo, 33, is charged with possession of, and accessing child pornography.

Use of force incidents increase, too many involve mentally ill inmates: Prison report

Canada’s prisons recently recorded the highest use of force incidents ever and there are too many involving mentally ill inmates in Regional Treatment Centres, according to Canada’s prison watchdog.

Weapons-related charges against Checkosis dropped

Three people charged in connection with the murder of Edmonton resident Tiki Laverdiere, 25, made brief court appearances in North Battleford Provincial Court Feb. 21 via CCTV.

Violence in prison increasing

Violence in Canadian prisons reached an all time high in 2018-19, according to Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada in his Annual Report released Feb. 18.

Town hall meeting planned for Marshall to discuss rise in rural crime

Rural crime is increasing and people are fed up. In response, Lloydminster MLA Colleen Young is holding a community meeting to address the issue.
Prosecutors question credibility of Kalen Schlatter at his murder trial

Prosecutors question credibility of Kalen Schlatter at his murder trial

TORONTO — A Toronto man accused of killing a young woman denied Tuesday that he led her to a secluded area, forced himself on her and left her dead body crumpled at the bottom of a stairwell.

Inmates still being released from prison without identification

Many inmates don’t have health cards, identification and birth certificates when they’re released from prison, according to the Office of the Correctional Investigator’s Annual Report released Feb. 18.