Inmate Dies Following Assault at Stony Mountain Institution

Inmate Dies Following Assault at Stony Mountain Institution

Stony Mountain Institution
Stony Mountain Institution (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

One of three inmates injured in an assault at Stony Mountain Institution on Thursday night has died.

Adam Kent Monias, 25, was serving an indeterminate sentence for second-degree murder, aggravated assault and uttering threats since June 3, 2015.

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‘Four of a Dozen Kids Will Not Make It:’ Tina Fontaine’s Family Healing Together

‘Four of a Dozen Kids Will Not Make It:’ Tina Fontaine’s Family Healing Together

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Tina Fontaine March
Four years ago on Friday, Tina Fontaine’s 72-pound body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from the Red River. A jury acquitted Raymond Cormier in the death in February, sparking rallies across the country. Family and supporters of Thelma Favel, Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt and the woman who raised her, march in Winnipeg on Friday, February 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Melissa Stevenson was just starting her career 18 years ago when a summer position at the Indigenous Family Centre in Winnipeg connected her to a youngster named Tina Fontaine.

The social worker quickly became close with Tina and about a dozen other young kids who came to the program.

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Parks Canada Kills a Bull Bison That Wandered Away from Banff National Park

Parks Canada Kills a Bull Bison That Wandered Away from Banff National Park

By The Canadian Press

Plains Bison
Wild plains bison cross the Panther River in Banff National Park in this recent handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Parks Canada, Dan Rafla

BANFF, Alta. – Parks Canada says it has killed one of two bison bulls that wandered away from Banff National Park.

Officials said the animal was moving toward private grazing land and posed a safety risk to the public and to livestock.

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Divide to Conquer: Canada Not Immune to Foreign Political Interference

Divide to Conquer: Canada Not Immune to Foreign Political Interference

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Editor, myWestman.ca

Twitter
In this Feb. 2, 2013, file photo, a smartphone display shows the Twitter logo in Berlin, Germany. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Soeren Stache)

NEEPAWA, Man. — As a Canadian sitting in rural Manitoba, it’s hard to believe that we have been unknowingly targeted by cleverly disguised propaganda from a foreign government. But that seems to be the case.

Late last month, data from Clemson University researchers Darren Linvill, an associate professor of communication, and Patrick Warren, an associate professor of economics, was made public. The data compiled by the South Carolina professors was nearly three million tweets from accounts identified as being operated by a well-funded Russian “troll factory,” called the Internet Research Agency (IRA), which has ties to the Russian government.

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Harris Throws for 361 Yards, TD to Lead Redblacks Past Blue Bombers 44-21

Harris Throws for 361 Yards, TD to Lead Redblacks Past Blue Bombers 44-21

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Trevor Harris
Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Trevor Harris (7) signals to Brad Sinopoli (88) during the second half of CFL action against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Winnipeg Friday, August 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ask Ottawa quarterback Trevor Harris about the accuracy of the throws that demolished the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday night and he spreads the credit around.

“Our efficiency is because of our offensive line and our receivers,” Harris said, after his Redblacks (6-3) defeated the Bombers 44-21, extending Ottawa’s lead atop the CFL’s East Division to six points.

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Three Inmates Assaulted at Stony Mountain Institution

Three Inmates Assaulted at Stony Mountain Institution

Stony Mountain Institution
Stony Mountain Institution (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Stony Mountain Institution north of Winnipeg is in lockdown after three inmates were assaulted on Thursday night.

The inmates were in the medium security unit at around 7:40 p.m. when the assault occurred. They were transferred to an outside hospital for treatment.

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