The dilemma of Omar Khadr

The child soldier argument may support Khadr's repatriation, but whether the Liberal’s decision to pay him $10.5 million is politically wise remains to be seen

The dilemma of Omar KhadrIt seems nobody is very happy about the multi-million-dollar payout to Omar Khadr. In a sharp rebuke to the government of Canada, the Sun newspaper chain claimed, "… the $10.5 million payout to Canadian-born al-Qaeda combatant Omar Khadr will be a millstone around the Liberal's neck ..." The editorial went on to say, "rewarding and…

Khadr apology and settlement shameful

As many Canadians struggle on public assistance,. imagine how they feel as confessed terrorist Omar Khadr gets $10.5 million from the Trudeau government

Khadr apology and settlement shamefulOmar Khadr didn’t deserve the apology and $10.5-million settlement he received from the federal Liberal government last week. I could almost end the column right now. Khadr’s supporters will be furious and stop reading it. His detractors will assume my thesis fits their worldview and gloss over it. But if you’ll divulge me for several…

The dangerous domino effect of urban violence

From seemingly harmless events, a cascade of riots and mayhem can follow. Just look at the examples in Detroit, Watts and the 1992 violence in Los Angeles

The dangerous domino effect of urban violenceEverything is related to everything else, according to ecologist Barry Commoner. This is proven to be true in cities every day. If a driver slows on an expressway, a chain reaction back a few kilometres slows everybody down. When this causes 1,000 people to be late for work, there’s a loss of economic activity. There…

A simple PR lesson for community police

If police report that all is quiet in a community, does it mean they're overstaffed or does it mean a reporter is asking the wrong questions?

A simple PR lesson for community policeAs a young reporter in a radio and TV newsroom in Saint John, N.B., I had to do police checks every night. I’d call the duty sergeant of the city police and the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I’d ask if there were any events I should know about and report on.…

Man gets 10-year driving prohibition

Chad Henderson pleaded guilty to three charges, including disqualified operation of a motor vehicle, breach of probation and theft under $5,000

Man gets 10-year driving prohibitionA history of disqualified driving violations from 20 years ago, along with another charge, resulted in a decade-long driving prohibition for Chad Henderson. The man was sentenced in Kindersley court on June 6. Henderson pleaded guilty to three charges, including disqualified operation of a motor vehicle, breach of probation and theft under $5,000. He received…

Woman receives prison term for employee fraud

If a hotel guest did not have an Aeroplan card, the accused would use one of the six fraudulent cards to collect Aeroplan points after the guest paid for the room

Woman receives prison term for employee fraudNews arising from court in Kindersley on May 23: Anna Mae Amugod has pleaded guilty to several fraud charges and she has received a sentence of six months in prison after appearing in provincial court last week. Amugod was working at the Nova Inn Kindersley at the time of the fraud. The hotel is owned…

Charges laid in fraud investigation

More than 250 complaints received involving a Kindersley travel agency

Charges laid in fraud investigationCrossroads staff In January, 2016, the RCMP received multiple complaints of fraud involving a travel agency business in Kindersley. As a result of investigation and consultation with Crown, 44-year-old Leslie Glauser is charged with one count of Fraud Over $5,000, section 380(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. “This 16 month investigation was lengthy, in part, due…
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