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NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq holds a photo of Fr. Johannes Rivoire, who is wanted in Canada for abusing children in Nunavut but now resides in France, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Canada has requested France extradite the priest accused of sexually abusing children in Nunavut.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada asked France extradite priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut

The RCMP says Johannes Rivoire is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant,

 

Alberta announced a new victim assistance program that will begin	Sept. 1. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Alberta enhances support for victims of crime

Support includes quick access to emergency financial assistance

 

Vehicle thefts in Red Deer jumped according to first quarter crime statistics from the RCMP. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer vehicle theft up 111% in first quarter of 2022

1st quarter crime statistics from RCMP for central Alberta

 

Sarah Sansom poses for a portrait at her home in Nobleford, Alta., on Friday, May 29, 2020. Sarah’s husband Jacob (Jake) Sansom and his uncle Morris Cardinal were found shot to death on a rural road in eastern Alberta in March 2020. Anthony Michael Bilodeau, 31, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder over the deaths of Sansom and Cardinal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

Closing arguments made in case of Alberta father, son accused of murdering hunters

Were suspects defended themselves, or taking the law into their own hands?

Sarah Sansom poses for a portrait at her home in Nobleford, Alta., on Friday, May 29, 2020. Sarah’s husband Jacob (Jake) Sansom and his uncle Morris Cardinal were found shot to death on a rural road in eastern Alberta in March 2020. Anthony Michael Bilodeau, 31, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder over the deaths of Sansom and Cardinal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter
Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Jacob Hoggard is ‘sexual opportunist’ who didn’t take no for an answer

Defence says Hedley singer disrespectful towards women, but is not a ‘sadistic serial rapist’

Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
This undated photo provided by Washington County (Ark), Detention Center shows Josh Duggar. The former reality TV star is returning to federal court in Arkansas, where a judge could sentence him to up to 20 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 are seeking a maximum sentence for Duggar, whose large family was the focus of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” reality show. (Washington County Detention Center via AP)

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar gets 12 years in child porn case

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar gets 12 years in child porn case

This undated photo provided by Washington County (Ark), Detention Center shows Josh Duggar. The former reality TV star is returning to federal court in Arkansas, where a judge could sentence him to up to 20 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 are seeking a maximum sentence for Duggar, whose large family was the focus of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” reality show. (Washington County Detention Center via AP)

Man who shot hunters testifies he cut up gun, lied to police out of fear of jail

Man who shot hunters testifies he cut up gun, lied to police out of fear of jail

Mature cannabis plants are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

OSC withdraws some charges against former CannTrust leaders at pretrial hearing

OSC withdraws some charges against former CannTrust leaders at pretrial hearing

Mature cannabis plants are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
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Alberta Crime Stoppers receives provincial funding

Province-wide crime prevention task force to be created

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Defence says man had no choice but to shoot hunters in Alberta roadside confrontation

Defence says man had no choice but to shoot hunters in Alberta roadside confrontation

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard denies rape allegations at sex assault trial

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard denies rape allegations at sex assault trial

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Sarah Sansom poses for a portrait at her home in Nobleford, Alta., on Friday, May 29, 2020. Sarah’s husband Jacob (Jake) Sansom and his uncle Morris Cardinal were found shot to death on a rural road in eastern Alberta in March 2020. Sarah Sansom, the wife of the hunter who was shot by two men on trial for his murder has testified she warned her husband not to drink and drive or fight the night he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

Wife testifies in trial against men charged with murder of two Metis hunters in Alberta

Crown lawyers have said Jacob Sansom and his uncle Maurice Cardinal were shot after a confrontation on a rural road in 2020

Sarah Sansom poses for a portrait at her home in Nobleford, Alta., on Friday, May 29, 2020. Sarah’s husband Jacob (Jake) Sansom and his uncle Morris Cardinal were found shot to death on a rural road in eastern Alberta in March 2020. Sarah Sansom, the wife of the hunter who was shot by two men on trial for his murder has testified she warned her husband not to drink and drive or fight the night he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. RCMP say they a 70-year-old man has died in a two-vehicle collision in western Alberta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man dies in hospital after crash with truck in Jasper National Park: RCMP

The crash happened Wednesday night in Jasper National Park

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. RCMP say they a 70-year-old man has died in a two-vehicle collision in western Alberta.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Sarah Sansom poses for a portrait at her home in Nobleford, Alta., on Friday, May 29, 2020. Sarah's husband Jacob (Jake) Sansom and his uncle Morris Cardinal were found shot to death on a rural road in eastern Alberta in March 2020. Sarah Sansom, the wife of the hunter who was shot by two men on trial for his murder has testified she warned her husband not to drink and drive or fight the night he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

Hunter’s wife testifies she warned husband not to drink and drive the night he died

Hunter’s wife testifies she warned husband not to drink and drive the night he died

Sarah Sansom poses for a portrait at her home in Nobleford, Alta., on Friday, May 29, 2020. Sarah's husband Jacob (Jake) Sansom and his uncle Morris Cardinal were found shot to death on a rural road in eastern Alberta in March 2020. Sarah Sansom, the wife of the hunter who was shot by two men on trial for his murder has testified she warned her husband not to drink and drive or fight the night he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter
Talal Amer, 29, is seen in an undated police handout photo. Calgary police say they have issued Canada-wide warrants for Amer, the man they believe is responsible for the death of a woman after a shooting led to a crash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service

Canada-wide warrant issued after Calgary mother of five killed in crash

Warrants for Talal Amer include attempted murder, manslaughter, reckless discharge of a firearm

Talal Amer, 29, is seen in an undated police handout photo. Calgary police say they have issued Canada-wide warrants for Amer, the man they believe is responsible for the death of a woman after a shooting led to a crash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service
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Alberta man pleads guilty to killing woman and her 16-month-old son

Four years earlier, Edmonton police warned Robert Major could harm ‘a female, including children’

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Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Kasirer takes his seat on the bench during an official welcome ceremony in Ottawa, Monday November 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Law barring use of extreme intoxication as criminal defence unconstitutional: SCOC

Law barring use of extreme intoxication as criminal defence unconstitutional: SCOC

Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Kasirer takes his seat on the bench during an official welcome ceremony in Ottawa, Monday November 4, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Complainant was ‘distraught’ after encounter with Hoggard, friends tell trial

Complainant was ‘distraught’ after encounter with Hoggard, friends tell trial

Police vehicles at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary on April 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Police vehicles at Calgary Police Service headquarters in Calgary on April 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

Parks Canada recovers 45 fossils stolen from Burgess Shale, levies $20,000 fine

Suspect pleaded guilty to two charges in a Cranbrook, B.C., court last month

A fossil is shown at the Burgess Shale near Field, B.C. in this August 2012 photo. The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. A Quebec resident has been fined $20,000 for taking 45 fossils from three national parks in the Rocky Mountains, including the internationally known fossil site. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel