Police say a 59 year old man remains in critical condition but stable, after a gun that was being held by another man went off. Investigators say there were 3 men at a shop in the R.M. of Richot and they were apparently just about to butcher some livestock when the incident happened. Police say they’re still investigating and so far, haven’t laid any charges.
Investigators believe an electrical problem may have sparked the blaze that ripped through a family’s home in La Broquerie over the weekend. A 36 year old father tried to rescue his 13 year old son from the basement. Both were rushed to hospital in critical condition, but the Dad died yesterday. The mother and 3 other younger children escaped unharmed.
One expert says this case could have far reaching effects on the country’s marriage laws. The B.C. Supreme court will begin hearings today on whether the country’s polygamy laws are constitutional. The case stems from last year’s dismissal of polygamy charges against 2 leaders of the Morman town of Bountiful, B.C. Both the provincial and federal governments argue polygamy harms women and children, and that men do not have a constitutional right to marry multiple wives.
Those new screening procedures at U.S. airports have got some passengers up in arms, but officials say there won’t be any changes, anytime soon. The head of the agency responsible for airport security says he’ll work to make screening methods as minimally invasive as possible….but, he’s not saying just how he’d do that. Many travelers are ticked off about both the full body scans and the thorough pat downs.
It’s big….and it’s Harry. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” opened at number one at the box office this weekend. The latest escapades of the boy wizard brought in 125 million dollars in North America and the worldwide total is now topping 330 million. The movie “Megamind” fell to 2nd place this weekend, followed by “Unstoppable” and “Due Date.”
This news is a bit of a surprise. What U.S. city is considered to be the most dangerous? Well according to crime data compiled by the FBI last year, it’s St. Louis. That city beat out Camden, New Jersey, which topped the list the year before. Detroit, Flint Michigan, and Oakland California, rounded out the top 5.
So wondering when this cold and snow will go away? Well according to the gang at Environment Canada, it’s gonna be a few days yet before the Prairies warm up. In fact, temperatures from Alberta to Manitoba, are expected to stay well below normal for the entire week. And yes, there is more snow expected for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.