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In the news today, Feb. 23

In the news today, Feb. 23Six stories in the news for Friday, Feb. 23


Local woman hoping social media can find her a liver donor

Local woman hoping social media can find her a liver donorKaren Bell, 64, was diagnosed around six years ago with an autoimmune disorder called primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Last summer, she was put on a transplant list at Toronto General Hospital along with 200 other people after she had a medical scare. She developed hepatic encephalopathy, which can happen to people with cirrhosis, and ended up in the hospital. Bell's stepdaughter, Leanne Bell Giblett, created a Facebook page called "Saving Karen" and a website under the same name.


'All of us should be ashamed': Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guilty

'All of us should be ashamed': Calls for change after jury finds Raymond Cormier not guiltySupporters of Tina Fontaine plan to hold a walk in Winnipeg today to honour the girl a day after the man accused of killing her was found not guilty. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of second-degree murder after 11 hours of deliberation. The verdict was met with anger and sadness by Indigenous leaders who say the 15-year-old girl was completely let down by the social safety net that was supposed to protect her.


Sentencing decision expected in La Loche high school shooting

Sentencing decision expected in La Loche high school shootingA provincial court judge is expected to decide today whether a young man who shot and killed four people at a school and a home in northern Saskatchewan should be sentenced as an adult or a youth. Judge Janet McIvor has been considering all the testimony and evidence that was presented to her during a sentencing hearing for the shooter last year. The hearing was held in Meadow Lake, Sask., but McIvor is to make her ruling in La Loche where the shootings occurred.


The teacher, teacher's aide and teen brothers who died in La Loche shooting

The teacher, teacher's aide and teen brothers who died in La Loche shootingFour people were killed and seven wounded in a mass shooting at a school and a home in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche on Jan. 22, 2016. The 21-year-old was a graduate of the La Loche school and had recently been hired as a tutor or teacher's aide.


Friday 23rd of February 2018 10:05:19

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