Monday, November 18, 2019

Vancouver fentanyl sentence a joke

In the past few years we have been inundated with information telling us we are in an opioid crisis that is causing hundreds of sudden deaths across the country. The bulk of which, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada is caused by fentanyl which amounts to about 82% of all opioid overdoses according to their latest statistics. (True North News)

Vancouver fentanyl trafficker with 69 prior convictions gets nine years in jail

A man who was convicted of possessing fentanyl for the purpose of trafficking and possessing a loaded firearm has been sentenced to nine years in prison. (The Province)

Witness was offered $10 million to change testimony SNC-Lavelin trial hears

A key witness in Sami Bebawi’s fraud and corruption trial says he was once offered $10 million in exchange for more favourable testimony that could protect the former SNC-Lavalin executive vice-president. (National Post)

Ex-Dallas police officer found guilty of murder for killing neighbour after mistakenly entering his apartment

DALLAS - A Dallas jury found former police officer Amber Guyger guilty on Tuesday of murder when she accidentally walked into a neighbor’s apartment thinking it was her own and shot him dead as he ate ice cream. (National Post)
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  • Suspect arrested after being shot fleeing home invasion

    CALGARY - When Const. Christopher Harris saw a shotgun muzzle flash from a vehicle fleeing a reported home invasion, he felt public safety was at risk and potentially deadly force was required, he told a Calgary courtroom Wednesday. (Calgary Herald)

    B.C. man who killed his wife and two daughters sentenced

    KELOWNA -  A man who murdered his wife during an argument about his drinking then took his daughters to church before smothering them was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison before he’s eligible for parole. (The Province)

    Canadian sentenced to ten years in a Cuban prison was set up says lawyer

    A Canadian man sentenced to 10 years in a Cuban prison says he is not guilty, and his lawyer says his client was likely set up following a night of partying in a seaside town outside the popular resort destination of Varadero. (CBC)
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    Tragic details of woman shot during killing of Jonathan Bacon revealed in court documents

    VANCOUVER - A tragic side note is included in a B.C. Court of Appeal ruling that dismisses an appeal made by one of two men who conspired to murder slain gangster Jonathan Bacon. (The Province)

    Hells Angels lose bid to derail clubhouse forfeiture

    VANCOUVER - The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and seven members have failed to have the province’s attempt to seize three of their clubhouses thrown out of court. (The Province)

    A court victory for common sense

    Lost in the news yesterday, or perhaps more accurately, not covered in the news by the mainstream media yesterday, was the successful victory by Dr. Tim Ball, a retired University of Winnipeg professor, in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the notoriously thin-skinned Michael Mann of the infamous and thoroughly debunked ‘hockey stick’ theory related to global warming. (True North)

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