Connecting communities to protect our children .

For years now the Sexual Abuse Network of Canada have been protecting the children in  communities right across Canada by warning them when high risk sex offenders are being released so we can take steps to keep them safe  . For years we have been using social media groups to be able to reach local communities when we are told about an offenders release or when a historical case is being investigated where there are many victims of an offender to be able to connect the victims to  the services they need . Back in 2013 we created our own Daily News Groups that is a network of city and provincial news groups to be able to reach more communities […]

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Gerald Stanley found not guilty in shooting death of Colten Boushie

CTV Saskatoon Published Friday, February 9, 2018 1:18PM CST  Last Updated Friday, February 9, 2018 7:55PM CST Gerald Stanley has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Colten Boushie. A 12-person jury reached the verdict Friday evening. The seven women and five men had been deliberating since Thursday afternoon, following instruction from Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Martel Popescul, who presided over the trial in Battleford. Stanley, 56, was charged in the August 2016 death of Boushie, a Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation. Court heard during the trial, which started Jan. 29, the 22-year-old Boushie was shot in the head with a handgun while he was sitting in the driver’s seat of an […]

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Ontario sheds 59,300 part-time jobs in January as new $14 minimum wage takes toll

Nick Thompson, cook at the Black Tomato restaurant in Ottawa, works in the kitchen wearing a “wake up Ontario” slogan before the restaurant closes its doors due to a minimum wage increase.Jean Levac/Ottawa Citizen / Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS By Aleksandra Sagan, THE CANADIAN PRESS Ontario shed some 59,300 part-time jobs in January, the same month the province hiked minimum wage about 20 per cent to $14 an hour — but experts say it may be too soon to know how much the two are correlated. The province shed 50,900 jobs total from December 2017, according to the Statistics Canada report. View image on Twitter Statistics Canada ✔@StatCan_eng Labour Force Survey: following two months of increases, #employment fell by 88,000 in January. Part-time […]

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Former Alberta MLA Don MacIntyre resigned following sexual assault, sexual interference charges

UCP Leader Jason Kenney says he’s ‘shocked and disgusted’ to hear of charges CBC News Posted: Feb 09, 2018 10:33 AM MT Last Updated: Feb 09, 2018 12:10 PM MT A judge in Red Deer, Alta., has lifted a publication ban that prevented media from reporting that former Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre resigned from the United Conservative Party caucus and the legislature after being charged with sexual interference and sexual assault. According to court records, MacIntyre appeared in court in Red Deer on Feb. 1 to face those charges. His next court appearance is set for Feb. 15. MacIntyre first resigned as a member of the UCP caucus on Feb. 2 and then resigned his seat on Feb. 5. According to Canada’s Criminal Code, […]

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Drugs, cash and vehicles seized in arrest of 19-year-old gang member in Abbotsford

Cocaine, fentanyl, cell phones, $2,500 in cash and 2 vehicles were seized in Sukhjit Mahli’s arrest CBC News Posted: Feb 08, 2018 2:31 PM PT Last Updated: Feb 08, 2018 2:31 PM PT   Abbotsford police have seized drugs, thousands of dollars in cash and two vehicles in the arrest of a 19-year-old gang associate.  Abbotsford police arrest high-level drug traffickers, seize ‘significant’ amount of drugs 5 people die of overdoses in Abbotsford within 9 hours Police said Sukhjit Malhi is in custody after being charged with breaching a court order and possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl. During the investigation leading to Malhi’s arrest, Abbotsford police seized cocaine, fentanyl, cell phones, $2,500 in cash and two vehicles. “We believe that […]

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‘I am deeply sorry,’ says Ottawa teacher spared jail despite sexual relationship with teen student

Former teacher Jessica Beraldin, who now uses her maiden name, Fiore, leaves the Ottawa courthouse on Friday April 1, 2016. Errol McGihon / Postmedia Disgraced Ottawa teacher Jessica Beraldin has been spared jail after admitting she had a sexual relationship with one of her students. The teacher, who now uses her maiden name Jessica Fiore, stood in court Thursday and said she was deeply sorry for exploiting the teen boy and pleaded guilty to sexual assault. In a tearful apology, Fiore said her marriage was falling apart and she sought “support and affection in the wrong places.” “I am very disappointed in myself,” she told court, noting that she had taken advantage of her position of trust. Fiore was spared jail and instead granted […]

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Axe Music Edmonton selling longstanding store by Northlands to Long & McQuade

Nearly four decades after opening its doors to music lovers, Axe Music Edmontonhas announced it has sold its music store to the musical instrument retailer Long & McQuade. “For the last 38 years Axe has been my life, and an amazing life it’s been,” reads a Facebook post on the store’s page, attributed to Axe Music president Brian Holowaychuk. “I want to say goodbye to our company, staff, suppliers and customers. It is never easy to part but I have to face reality. It’s time for me to move on.” Holowaychuk’s post says Long & McQuade will take over the Wayne Gretzky Drive store on May 31, and that the decision to sell the store “was the hardest choice I have had to make.” […]

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Dumb prank leads to tragic death of Ontario man

Trent Weller leaves the London Courthouse on Wednesday February 7, 2018. By: Jane Sims If ever there was a cautionary tale for parents to relay to their fearless teenage kids, it’s this one — a stupid idea that became deadly. Riley Shannon died trying to stop three buddies from joyriding around on John Deere skid steer, akin to a Bobcat vehicle, that belonged to his friend’s dad. Trent Weller leaves the London Courthouse on Wednesday February 7, 2018. They weren’t supposed to be driving it. They were told to get off it and leave it alone. Shannon was run over. The three teenagers didn’t stick around to help him. And that’s going to give each of them a criminal record. […]

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OPP seeking Ignace man in connection with alleged sexual offences

Ignace members of the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating multiple alleged sexual offences against a person under 16. Ignace members of the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating multiple alleged sexual offences against a person under 16 years of age that occurred in the Township of Ignace between Sept. 6, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Twenty four-year-old Nathan Nolet of Ignace is charged with the following offences: 1. Sexual assault on a person under 16 years of age contrary to Section 271 of the Criminal Code. 2. Sexual interference with a person under 16 years of age contrary to Section 151 of the Criminal Code. 3. Transmit sexually explicit material to a person under 16 years of age contrary to Section 171.1(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. 4. Luring […]

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Two kids taken to hospital after gas can catches fire, explodes: Halifax police | Metro Halifax

Both of the children from Spryfield suffered burns after playing with the gas can. y: Zane Woodford Metro Published on Tue Feb 06 2018 Two children were taken to hospital with burns on Monday after the gas can they were playing with caught fire and exploded. Halifax Regional Police spokesperson Carole McIsaac told Metro in an email on Tuesday that police responded to a call Lavender Walk in Spryfield at 4:30 p.m. after a report of two children suffering from burns. “Through the course of the investigation police determined that the children were playing outside with a container filled with gas, which caught on fire and exploded,” McIsaac said. The children were taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening […]

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