Tina Fontaine Murder Acquittal Of Raymond Cormier Sparks Emotional Reactions

Emotional reactions grew across Canada after a Winnipeg jury found Raymond Cormier not guilty in the death of Tina Fontaine, a 15-year-old First Nations girl. “Our community has been saddened, outraged and devastated as we followed this trial and learned about young Tina’s life. With this decision, justice is denied yet again, and a family and our community mourns again,” Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs said in a statement Thursday. Cormier was charged with second-degree murder, accused of killing Fontaine and dumping her body in Winnipeg’s Red River. A 15 year old girl, thrown into the river like garbage, & no one will be punished… Read More

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Surgery for Shea Weber is best option for him and for Canadiens

MONTREAL — Let’s not call Shea Weber’s injury a blessing in disguise for the Montreal Canadiens. It would be callous to wish for anyone to have to suffer through the type of pain the defenceman has been through along his failed quest to return to Montreal’s lineup before season’s end; the type of pain he’ll go through to have a torn tendon in his left foot surgically repaired in the coming days; the pain of the long, arduous rehabilitation process that will follow and eventually have him prepared for next season’s training camp — and seemingly not a day sooner. If the Canadiens and Weber had it their way, he’d… Read More

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No answer to what caused fatal MRU plane crash, says Transportation Safety Board

It’s been more than a year since two Mount Royal University aviation program instructors were killed in a plane crash, and it may never be known what brought the plane down. An investigation by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found the plane entered a spin “for unknown reasons” on Feb. 13, 2017, while performing a stall-recovery exercise. The report says the pilots were able to recover from the spin, but were too low to the ground to recover the plane from the dive that followed. The plane crashed about 60 kilometres northwest of the Springbank Airport shortly after 5 p.m., killing instructors Jeffrey Bird and Reynold (Reyn) Johnson.… Read More

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Live updates: Warriors vs. Clippers on Thursday night

Get live updates, news and analysis on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when the Warriors start the second half of the season against the resurgent Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle. The Warriors (44-14) start the final 24-game stretch of the season one-half game behind the Rockets for first place in the Western Conference. Golden State is also looking to avenge a humbling 125-106 loss to the Clippers at Oracle on Jan. 10 when Lou Williams went off for 50 points. The Clippers (30-26) have won 12 of their last 17 games to climb back into the race for a playoff berth. Los Angeles has gone 5-2 since trading star Blake Griffin… Read More

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Wawrinka hobbles out of Marseille 2nd round as knee flares up

MARSEILLE, France — Second-seeded Stan Wawrinka hobbled out of the Open 13 second round with a recurrence of his left knee problem, retiring when trailing 6-4, 1-1 against Ilya Ivashka on Thursday. After abandoning against the 193rd-ranked Belarusian, the three-time Grand Slam champion _ who looked upset when leaving the court _ said he struggled with his troublesome left knee from 3-3 in the first set onward. “At 3-3 I hit a forehand volley and it hurt the knee a bit. I felt that it was very tense,” he told the tournament organizer’s website. “After that I simply couldn’t flex it.” This loss follows the 32-year-old Swiss player’s unexpected first-round… Read More

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