Canada briefs – April 26

From the left, Lady Jane Crosbie, Lt.-Gov. John Crosbie and Princess Anne, the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Caribou Memorial in St. John’s N.L. Sunday.

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Princess Anne visits Newfoundland

From the left, Lady Jane Crosbie, Lt.-Gov. John Crosbie and Princess Anne, the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Caribou Memorial in St. John’s N.L. Sunday. The Caribou Memorial is one of six memorials, the other five being in Belgium and France, which are dedicated to the members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme.

Stabbing suspect surrenders

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg police have arrested a suspect in the brutal stabbing death of a 21-year old man.

Police were called about 4 a.m. Saturday to reports of an injured man and found Ronnie Kakegamic lying on a curb bleeding heavily.

Paramedics tried to use CPR to revive the victim but he died after being rushed to hospital in critical condition. Family members say Kakegamic’s mother had sent him to a house to look for his younger brother, who had threatened to kill himself.

Prisoner escapes

SASKATOON — Police in Saskatchewan launched a manhunt Sunday for a 28-year-old man who escaped from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre while taking out the garbage.

Judy Orthner, a spokeswoman with the Ministry of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing, said John Richard Robert Anderson was taking out garbage at the facility around 10:30 a.m. and was being escorted by a corrections worker when he suddenly bolted.

The man, who was in custody awaiting court proceedings on charges of possession of stolen property, was not handcuffed at the time, she said.

Anderson then forced the driver of a brown sport utility vehicle to stop on a road adjacent to the facility.