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Thunder Bay – Missing Indigenous Woman – August 22, 2019 – Net Newsledger

August 22, 2019 THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing person Lenaya ROUNDHEAD. Lenaya ROUNDHEAD was last seen on August 18th, 2019 at 10:30 ROUNDHEAD is described as follows: -5’8″ in height -130lbs in weight -Indigenous -Medium complexion with brown eyes and shoulder length brown hair -Has a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 20196 Views

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N.W.T.’s new Corrections Act brings big changes to territory’s jails – CBC

Bill adds reporting requirements, stricter rules on segregation for corrections facilities Aug 22, 2019 The Northwest Territories’ overhaul of its corrections law could be a new model for reconciliation and offer inmates “a light of possibility and hope,” says one of the MLAs responsible for reviewing the bill. In a session where regular MLAs and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201916 Views

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Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief

Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief August 21, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls yesterday’s Federal Court announcement approving the Indian Day School class action settlement an important step towards reconciliation and healing for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201924 Views

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Day Scholars still left out in the cold: Survivors urge Canada to provide fair compensation to Day Scholars now

KAMLOOPS, BC, Aug. 20, 2019 – Day Scholars are reacting to yesterday’s news about the court approval of Canada’s Indian Day Schools class-action settlement agreement by questioning why Canada continues to refuse to resolve a similar class action lawsuit brought on behalf of Day Scholars who attended Indian Residential Schools. “Day Scholars” are individuals who […]

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201914 Views

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143 years of sex-based discrimination through the Indian Act finally comes to an End

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 19, 2019) For over 143 years the status and registration provisions of the Indian Act have been wielded as a colonial tool of assimilation to undermine the cultural integrity and legal status of Indigenous peoples. For decades First Nations women and their descendants have had to fight a long […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201923 Views

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“Five years since Tina Fontaine’s passing and little has changed in Manitoba”

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – This week marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Tina Fontaine and little has changed to address root causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Manitoba. Our hearts go out to Tina’s family, friends and community for their loss. Tina Fontaine’s body was found on August […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201934 Views

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Nunavut’s notorious jail will no longer punish prisoners with isolation, says gov’t – CBC

Prisoner, lawyer say changes aren’t enough to protect prisoners’ rights and rehabilitation Aug 20, 2019 An official with Nunavut’s notorious jail says it will no longer punish prisoners with isolation for breaking rules, but a critic says the government is playing “a word game.” “We’ve done away with disciplinary segregation altogether. So no longer is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201914 Views

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Mother of deceased four-year-old fights for justice; lawyer says girl’s death was accidental – APTN news

August 19, 2019 The mother of a four-year-old girl who died while in care in Alberta five years ago says she wants the charges against her daughter’s former guardians reinstated, or new ones laid. Last week APTN News reported that the Alberta crown stayed charges against two kinship guardians who were caring for Serenity, who […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201923 Views

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Settlement Approved for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools

Settlement Approved for Survivors of Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools  August 19, 2019 – The Federal Court has approved a nation-wide class action settlement to compensate survivors for harms suffered while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools. The settlement includes compensation for eligible Survivor Class Members ranging from $10,000 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 19, 201940 Views

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Public Safety Canada: 2018 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview

2019-08-19 This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice. Preface This document provides a statistical overview of corrections and conditional release within a context of trends in crime and criminal justice. A primary consideration in producing this overview was to present general […]

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Public Safety Canada: 2018 Human Trafficking Consultations Report

2019-08-16 This report breaks down the findings of the consultations by key themes identified in participants’ responses. 1. Executive Summary Following the formal evaluation of Canada’s National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, in effect from 2012-2016, the federal government committed to establish a National Human Trafficking Hotline and launch a consultation process to help […]

by aanationtalk on August 19, 201921 Views

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Search underway for Port Alberni man believed to be in Victoria – Times Colonist

August 18, 2019 Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. Wayne Edward David was reported missing out of Port Alberni on Aug. 9, and is believed to be in Victoria. In a phone call with his family on Aug. 16, a week after he was reported missing from Port […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201918 Views

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Health, emergency communications and diversity among list of topics … – Prince Albert Daily Herald

Health, emergency communications and diversity among list of topics as Canadian police chiefs gather in Calgary Mental and physical health, 9-1-1 services and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls were just a few of the topics up for discussion at the 2019 Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) conference in Calgary this week. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201927 Views

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Louis Sebert: RCMP in the Northwest Territories

Mr. Speaker, few services have as direct an impact on our citizens as the policing services provided by the RCMP. This modern relationship continues to develop, providing effective and collaborative policing services in our communities. Over the past few years, the RCMP in the NWT have placed a deliberate focus on increasing public trust in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201924 Views

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Hurts just as bad:’ Tina Fontaine’s family, friends mourn 5 years after death – CityNews Winnipeg

On a recent warm evening in Winnipeg a woman ran up to the Bear Clan Patrol in a panic asking for help to find her niece who had not returned home. Patrol co-ordinator Melissa Stevenson says within minutes more than a dozen searchers wearing bright-yellow vests scoured the area, calling out the girl’s name until […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201950 Views

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Investing to support the creation of an Indigenous Fire Marshal Office

From: Indigenous Services Canada August 16, 2019 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, announced Budget 2019 funding of $9.97 million over three years, starting in 2019–2020, to support the creation of an Indigenous Fire Marshal Office (IFMO). The funding will support Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201941 Views

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Mother of slain hockey player shocked at bail for his accused killer – CBC

Aug 16, 2019 Kristian Ayoungman was shot and killed March 17 near Strathmore A southern Alberta woman says she was shocked to hear that one of the men charged in her son’s shooting death has been granted bail. Kristian Ayoungman was found dead in his vehicle on March 17 on a rural highway near Strathmore, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201925 Views

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Walking With Our Sisters honours MMIWG in Saskatchewan with final ceremony – TheChronicleHerald.ca

The touring installation of over 2,000 moccasin vamps commemorating the lives of Indigenous women and girls is concluding in Batoche on Sunday. BATOCHE, Sask. — As Christi Belcourt traces a path through a narrow corridor of trees, she doesn’t walk alone. The stretch of red fabric she follows carries the memories of thousands of missing […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201925 Views

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Dauphin RCMP searching for an escaped prisoner

On August 14, 2019, at approximately 11:40 pm, Dauphin RCMP received a report that a prisoner had just escaped from the custody of Manitoba Corrections Officers. Dustin Joseph Racette, a 34-year-old male from Dauphin, assaulted then ran from Corrections Officers as he was being treated at the Dauphin hospital. An immediate search of the area […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201922 Views

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Women’s Indigenous Council Needed Before Bear Clan Active – PortageOnline.com

While the local Bear Clan organization is preparing to patrol Portage la Prairie, a must-needed Women’s Indigenous Council must first be in place. The idea of the women’s council comes from the indigenous tradition of women involved in leadership. Portage Community Revitalization Corporation (PCRC) Community Facilitator Vienna Lopez says they discuss and listen to their […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201946 Views

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Statements in Response to Vandalism at NCTR – UM Today

Statements in Response to Vandalism at NCTR August 14, 2019 — In response to an act of vandalism at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), the following are statements from Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), and Dr. David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201923 Views

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RCMP search for missing Sturgeon Lake First Nation girl – MBC Radio

Aug 14, 2019 RCMP are turning to the public for help in locating a missing girl from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation. Police say 13-year-old Sienna Settee was last seen leaving a home on the First Nation Aug. 7, at approximately 9 P.M. She is described as standing 5’4” tall, weighing 120 lbs, with short […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201922 Views

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Chilliwack RCMP looking for missing teen – News 1130

CHILLIWACK (NEWS 1130) – Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public for help to find a missing woman. Clara Michelle Rabang, 18, was last seen on Aug. 3 on Reid Road. She is described as an Indigenous woman, about 5’6″ and 150 pounds. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. “Police and care givers are […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201918 Views

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RCMP satellite location to open in Morley – Cochrane Today

“There are so many barriers to accessing our services outside the reservation, so this position really does address those barriers.” Stoney Nakoda First Nation residents who are the victims of crime will no longer have to drive more than 30 km to give a statement at the Cochrane or Canmore RCMP detachments after a new […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201927 Views

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“Useless Indian” among racist signs found by indigenous community – The Post Millennial

Disappointment and upset flooded the Yellow Quill First Nation Monday after racist signs were discovered in an outhouse. The cardboard displays were found just as the Saskatchewan community was beginning its Culture Camp. “Colten Boushie was a thief that got what thieves deserve,” was written in black on one placard. Colten Boushie was a young […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201937 Views

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‘This is an agonizing case’: Alberta stays charges in death of Indigenous girl – APTN News

August 13, 2019 The Alberta Crown has stayed charges against two caregivers in the death of a four-year-old Indigenous girl. Relatives of the girl known as Serenity were each charged in 2017 of failing to provide the necessaries of life. The Crown says it came to the decision after reassessing evidence called at a preliminary […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201919 Views

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Igloolik Justice Committee seeking members

13 August 2019 Do you have knowledge and experience in dealing with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Igloolik Justice Committee is looking for community members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who have […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201922 Views

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Island Lake RCMP locate missing 23-year-old male deceased

August 13, 2019 On August 9, 2019, at 8:30 pm, Island Lake RCMP received a report of a missing 23-year-old male from the Garden Hill First Nation. Officers were advised that a 23-year-old male, from Garden Hill, had not been seen since August 7 and that First Nation Safety Officers were in the process of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201924 Views

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Media advisory: Minister of Justice to Make a Funding Announcement

From: Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make a funding announcement regarding the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge at the University of Alberta, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 50. Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Time: 2:00 p.m. (MDT) Location: […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201925 Views

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Saskatoon council to review MMIWG report, implement calls for justice – APTN News

August 12, 2019 Saskatoon’s mayor and councillors have a lot of reading to do. By the end of the year they plan to have read each of the 1,200 pages from the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). On July 29 the city council adopted a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201919 Views

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OPP renew push to solve 25-year-old murder of Sonya Cywink – CTV News

August 12, 2019 A new awareness campaign is being launched in hopes of finding answers in the 1994 homicide of 31-year-old Sonya Nadine Cywink. Elgin County OPP have put up a new billboard asking for public input, while family and other stakeholders are highlighting her life. At the end of August, it will have been […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201938 Views

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Information wanted in Delores Brown homicide investigation

Ladysmith, Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit 2019-08-08 As the four-year anniversary marking the disappearance of 19-year-old Delores “Deedee” Brown passes, investigators continue to seek the public’s assistance. Deedee was last seen on early hours of July 27 2015, partying at the “Point” on Penelakut Island with friends. Deedee never returned home that night. On […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201930 Views

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OHRC: Letter to Minister Greg Rickford on the closing of the Kenora emergency shelter

August 9, 2019 Hon. Greg Rickford Minister of Indigenous Affairs Suite 400, 160 Bloor St East Toronto, ON M7A 2E6 Dear Minister Rickford: I hope this finds you well. I am writing today about the Kenora emergency shelter (shelter) operated by the Ne-Chee Friendship Centre in conjunction with the provincially-funded Kenora District Services Board (KDSB). […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201918 Views

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Fire at Kingsclear First Nation displaces 10, including pregnant woman – CBC

Aug 09, 2019 Man treated for smoke inhalation after early-morning fire at duplex An early-morning fire that destroyed a duplex in the First Nation community of Kingsclear, west of Fredericton, sent one man to hospital for smoke inhalation Friday and displaced nine other people, says the Canadian Red Cross. The fire on Church Street started […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201925 Views

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Project Devote requesting public’s assistance with homicide investigation

August 8, 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba Nicolle’s dreams were cut short in the early morning hours of October 2, 2003, when she was brutally murdered in her apartment on Mountain Avenue in Winnipeg. Her three children and the babysitter slept in the next room. On October 2, 2003, the babysitter was awakened by a noise at 3:30 am and observed a male […]

by pnationtalk on August 9, 201913 Views

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Ecojustice: Jumbo Valley to stay wild

“Zombie” project cannot proceed after Court rules Minister’s decision must stand VANCOUVER, August 6, 2019 – Ecojustice is celebrating a win for Jumbo Valley, an area of B.C.’s Purcell mountains that is critical grizzly bear habitat and sacred to the Ktunaxa Nation. Today, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that the original decision of the Minister […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201924 Views

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In Kugluktuk, Nunavut RCMP urge united action to restore peace – Nunatsiaq News

7 August, 2019 “it’s not just about the police—it’s about everyone” What Nunavut RCMP Superintendent Amanda Jones heard last Friday evening from people at a public meeting in Kugluktuk was clear: residents are dissatisfied with how police officers respond to calls, and they don’t feel safe. Hamlet leaders, government officials, the local MLA, Mila Kamingoak, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201930 Views

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This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of a Mi’kmaq hero – HalifaxToday.ca

Donald Marshall Junior served 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and also spearheaded a court case that led to a Supreme Court ruling on Indigenous rights to catch and sell fish This week marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of a Mi’kmaq hero. Donald Marshall Junior passed away […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201937 Views

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MKO Statement on the End of Manhunt for Fugitives in Northern Manitoba

August 7, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is responding to news that the RCMP have located the bodies of two suspects from British Columbia. “There is a real sense of relief at hearing the news that the RCMP have located the bodies of these two fugitives,” said Grand Chief Garrison Settee. […]

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Saskatchewan RCMP Update: Sixth person arrested and charged in relation to Tiki Laverdiere homicide investigation

August 07, 2019 On August 6, 2019, at the request of the Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit North, Lloydminster RCMP arrested Soaring Eagle Whitstone of the Onion Lake Cree Nation at a residence in Lloydminster in relation to the homicide investigation of Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere. 33 year-old Whitstone has been charged with the following: 1st Degree Murder, contrary […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201930 Views

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Government of Canada supports initiatives to address workplace sexual harassment and improve access to justice in Québec

August 8, 2019 – Saint-Constant, Québec – Department of Justice Canada In Canada, all individuals have the right to a safe workplace with fair treatment for all. Sexual harassment impacts the health and well-being of those involved, as well as their ability to perform their jobs to the best of their ability. Creating and maintaining […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201925 Views

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Significant announcement from Assistant Commissioner Jane MacLatchy regarding the search for the BC suspects in the Gillam area

August 7, 2019 Over the last two weeks, our officers have worked tirelessly to find the suspects wanted in connection to the homicides in British Columbia. While there were no confirmed sightings since July 22nd, our officers never gave up in their search efforts – following-up on every lead, considering all options, and using every […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201938 Views

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Victory! We’re keeping Jumbo wild – Ecojustice

August 7, 2019 British Columbia’s Jumbo Valley is vitally important for wildlife, surrounding communities, and members of the Ktunaxa First Nation, who took their own legal challenge of the project all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Now, on behalf of our clients, Ecojustice has scored an important victory that will help keep […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201922 Views

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2 Quebec police officers charged with sexual assault, a first for provincial watchdog – CBC

The charges were laid quietly in recent months following investigations by the BEI Aug 07, 2019 For the first time since its creation three years ago, Quebec police officers have been charged following an investigation by the province’s independent police oversight body. The Bureau des Enquêtes Indépendantes, or BEI, quietly charged two officers in recent […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201922 Views

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I’m home’: Brothers separated by Sixties Scoop reunite after 50 years apart – CBC

Nick Helliwell and Anthony Stonechild were separated when they were 2 and 4 respectively Aug 07, 2019 It’s a reunion 50 years in the making. Nick Helliwell was two years old when he and his four-year-old brother Anthony Stonechild were separated during the Sixties Scoop; when tens of thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201921 Views

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Update – RCMP Underwater Recovery Team completes a search of the Nelson River

As the search for Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmelgsky continues, we are able to provide the following update. On August 2, 2019, RCMP located several items on the shoreline, approximately 9 km from where the burnt vehicle was located. RCMP have confirmed that these items are directly linked to the suspects. That same day, a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201926 Views

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Life has not returned to normal’ in Fox Lake, even as search for B.C. suspects scaled back: chief – CBC

Large police presence remains in Gillam, Man., Fox Lake Cree Nation Chief Walter Spence says Aug 06, 2019 The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nations community caught in the middle of the hunt for two B.C. homicide suspects says life has not returned to normal despite the police scale-back of search operations last week. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201933 Views

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Northern Sask. has highest northern rates of violence against women: report – Humboldt Journal

August 4, 2019 Northern Saskatchewan have just finished first in the type of competition no region wants to win. According to a recent Statistics Canada Juristat study, the region sees the most violent crimes against females 24 years old or younger than any other northern area in Canada. The report, released July 4, states that […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201916 Views

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Dawson Creek RCMP: Missing Person Anniversary

2019-07-31 File # 1974-701100 The 45-year anniversary for missing person, Murphy Williams, will be occurring on August 15th, 2019. The Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of a missing male on August 15th, 1974 from a family member in Fort St John, BC. Murphy Williams was last seen at approximately 03:00 hours the morning of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201918 Views

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RCMP divers conduct underwater search in Nelson River after damaged rowboat found – Thompson Citizen

Boat was in lower Limestone rapids, about 13 kilometres from burned car driven by B.C. homicide suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky that was found July 22 Manitoba RCMP sent its underwater recovery team (URT) to the Gillam area Aug. 3 to search a section of the Nelson River after a rowboat was found about […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201959 Views

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