A vulnerable young man forced into prostitution

A pimp who took advantage of the vulnerability of a young man with limited cognitive abilities by forcing him to offer sexual services was sentenced Monday to 12 months in detention. Zakary Perron-Papineau, who was to receive his sentence for pimping, tried to escape justice last March. After a month on the run, he was […]

Brownstein: Family’s $1M donation for refugee students is ‘a call to action’

Breadcrumb Trail Links Opinion Local News Columnists Fifty years after fleeing Uganda and being granted sanctuary in Canada, Nimi Nanji-Simard’s family will support 50 refugee students pursuing health-related university studies in their countries of asylum. “This gift comes from a place of tremendous gratitude,” Nimi Nanji-Simard says of the $1 million her family’s foundation has […]

Ambulance calls at an all-time high in Waterloo region

Ambulance calls are at an all-time high in the Region of Waterloo. A recently released year-end performance report shows there were 63,615 ambulance responses in 2021, up 10 per cent from 2020. “Our call volumes are hitting record highs almost on a monthly basis,” said Stephen Van Valkenburg, chief of Region of Waterloo Paramedic Services. […]

No gang connection in deadly Coquitlam stabbing

The deadly stabbing that shocked the Coquitlam neighborhood over the weekend was an “isolated incident” not related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict, according to police. The 29-year-old victim was found stabbed near Glen Elementary School early Sunday morning. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene, despite the efforts of first responders. One person […]

Improperly discarded smoking materials caused fourplex fire in Griesbach, $1.5M in damage: EFRS

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Article content Discarded smoking materials were behind a weekend fire that caused more than $1 million in damage at a north Edmonton fourplex, fire investigators say. Article content Shortly after 7 […]

Center for Young Parents enterprise project

Article content The Center for Young Parents (CYP) is proud to announce that they have received funding to moveforward with a social enterprise of a thrift shop project in our community. Article content Social Enterprises intend to be revenue-generating organizations that can help a nonprofit organization achieve social, cultural, community economic to earn revenue to […]