WINNIPEG – Almost 32 years to the day that 13-year-old Candace Derksen’s body was found, frozen and hog-tied in an industrial shed, her parents are preparing to go through the emotions of another trial.
Mark Edward Grant’s 2011 second-degree murder conviction was overturned in 2013. The new trial starts Monday and is scheduled to last 34 days.
TORONTO – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister defended his decision Friday to spend up to two months of the year at his vacation home in Costa Rica because it gives him a chance to see his family.
Pallister recently told The Canadian Press that he plans to spend up to eight weeks a year in Costa Rica. After a speech at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto on Friday, he said he spends about five weeks annually in the central American country — his most recent stay was over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with his wife and children.