Mental Illness Behind Neighbour Stabbing Winnipeg Senior 68 Times: Lawyer

Mental Illness Behind Neighbour Stabbing Winnipeg Senior 68 Times: Lawyer

By James Turner, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Law Courts
Winnipeg Law Courts at 408 York Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

WINNIPEG – A woman who stabbed her 89-year-old neighbour 68 times for no apparent reason says she is not a monster but was “in a very bad state” after going off her medication weeks before.

Melissa Joyce Gabriel, 37, made the comments in a handwritten statement delivered by her lawyer after Gabriel was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years for the manslaughter of Dorothy Dykens.

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Manitoba Music Renames Aboriginal Music Program to Indigenous

Manitoba Music Renames Aboriginal Music Program to Indigenous

Indigenous Music

WINNIPEG — To better reflect the name in referring to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples, Manitoba Music has renamed its Aboriginal Music Program to the Indigenous Music Development Program.

The name comes after consultation with the program’s steering committee and references the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Canada adopted in 2016.

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New National Security Approach Lets Electronic Spy Agency Play Cyber-Offence

New National Security Approach Lets Electronic Spy Agency Play Cyber-Offence

By Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press

Ralph Goodale
Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice, Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, make a national security-related announcement at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Canada is going all-in when it comes to cyberwarfare.

Weeks after giving the military permission to start developing cyberweapons and other offensive capabilities, the Trudeau government wants to issue a similar directive to Canada’s electronic spy agency.

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Police Charge U of W Bathroom Creep with Voyeurism

Police Charge U of W Bathroom Creep with Voyeurism

University of Winnipeg Suspect
A 22-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged after police say he walked into a women’s washroom at the University of Winnipeg on June 13 and looked underneath stall doors. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have arrested a man accused of looking underneath the stalls of a women’s washroom at the University of Winnipeg earlier this month.

A 22-year-old Winnipeg man is facing voyeurism charges after police say he crawled on the washroom floor looking under stall doors on June 13.

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