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Weekend Crash Victims IDed As Sturgeon Lake Men PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:49

Weekend Crash Victims IDed As Sturgeon Lake Men

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 10:05

 

 

The two victims of this past weekend's fatal crash near Warman have been identified as members of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation.

 

Just before 10 p.m. Sunday night, a vehicle carrying six people collided with the rear end of a tractor trailer unit on Hwy. 11, south of Warman.

 

A 36-year-old man died on the scene, and a 29-year-old man succumbed to his injuries and died in hospital early Monday morning.

 

Police are investigating the incident as a possible case of impaired driving, but so far, no charges have been laid and the investigation is continuing.

 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Warman RCMP.

 
Advocate Disturbed By Dangerous Offender Decision PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:49

Advocate Disturbed By Dangerous Offender Decision

Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12:47

 

 

An anti-racism advocate says hearing a Regina judge name Andy Harold Peekeekoot a dangerous offender made him literally sick to his stomach.

 

Bob Hughes was present in Judge Lloyd Deshaye's courtroom Friday when the decision was handed down, shocking both Peekeekoot and Hughes, who expected that the 30-year-old Ahtahkakoop man would be given a chance to find new legal representation.

 

Hughes, who is with the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism, or SCAR, says he was "stunned", both by the judge's decision and the fact that he did it while Peekeekoot had no lawyer.

 

"It felt like I was in a time warp. I felt like I was in the deep south, during the civil rights time there. My physical reaction was a sick -- I felt sick," Hughes says.

 

Hughes says that despite the judge's primary reason for the decision -- namely, a record dating back to 1991, with close to 20 convictions for violence -- naming Peekeekoot a dangerous offender seems extreme.

 

He calls the designation "Canada's equivalent of the death penalty".

 

 
Wapass Set For Sentencing In Murder Case PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:48

Wapass Set For Sentencing In Murder Case

Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12:45

 

 

A Thunderchild First Nation man charged with second-degree murder will learn his fate this Thursday.

 

Brett Austin Wapass is accused in the death of 19-year-old Tristan Paddy.

 

Paddy was beaten to death during a house party on the Thunderchild First Nation on April 2, 2008.

 

He was accused of stealing a bottle of liquor.

 

The trial has been held for the past week in Battleford's Court of Queen's Bench.

 

Final arguments in the case were heard today.

 

Crown prosecutor Suzanne Reid said a person who aids and abets a murder can be convicted of second degree murder.

 

Reid said Wapass did that by holding back a witness who tried to intervene in the fight.

 

She said Wapass was angry with Paddy for allegedly making moves on his girlfriend.

 

Defence lawyer George Combe said there is no real evidence that Wapass attacked Paddy.

 

The evidence that was given is conflicting, and thus, unreliable, Combe said.

 

 
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