Judge deems opium trafficking duo good rehab candidates
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A man and a woman from Toronto convicted of drug trafficking-related charges earlier this year are “good candidates for rehabilitation,” according to the judge who presided over the case.
Mithusha Poobalasingam and Geevan Nagendran were arrested in Halifax in June 2017 and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking opium after officers in Montreal intercepted a package containing drugs concealed in children’s backpacks, Judge took age and lack of previous criminal record into consideration.
lunch bags, and spools of fabric.
Poobalasingam, who was 22 at the time of her arrest, was also found guilty of importing opium.
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and released last week, Nova Scotia Provincial Court Judge Elizabeth Buckle said Poobalasingam’s age, naivete, and lack of a previous criminal record were mitigating factors in her sentence.
As well, Buckle said Nagendran’s involvement in the operation was minimal and he and his family have already suffered “tremendous consequences” for his actions.
Poobalasingam was sentenced to five years total for the importation and possession for the purpose of trafficking charges.
Nagendran was sentenced to two years in custody, less credit for the time he had already served at time and a half for a total sentence of 83 days. JAKARTA, Indonesia—investigators succeeded in retrieving hours of data from a crashed Lion Air jet’s flight recorder as Indonesian authorities on Sunday extended the search at sea for victims and debris. National Transportation Safety Committee deputy chairman Haryo Satmiko said that 69 hours of flight data was downloaded from the recorder including its fatal flight. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet crashed just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board in the country’s worst airline disaster since 1997.
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A Saskatchewan grandmother confronted by a farmer with a gun says changing trespassing laws won’t stop crime but could increase racial tension.
Angela Bishop, a Métis lawyer, was driving on a rural road in Alberta in September with her two grandchildren who are visibly Indigenous. She noticed a vehicle behind her, so she stopped. A man got out and started to yell at her to get off his road, she said, despite her attempts to explain OTTAWA— Paramedics say one person is dead after two small planes crashed mid-air in Ottawa on Sunday. Ottawa police say the collision occurred over the west end of the city. Staff Sgt. Jamie Harper says one plane then crashed into a field and the other managed to land at the Ottawa International Airport. A spokesperson for Ottawa paramedics, Marc-antoine Deschamps, says one person who was in the plane that crashed in the field was pronounced dead on scene. No injuries were reported from the other plane.
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One person dead after mid-air crash between two planes
why she was there. She spotted a gun inside his vehicle.
Terrified for her grandchildren, Bishop said she tried to drive away — but the man pursued her. She called law enforcement. Officers told her it was a public road and she could be there.
The Saskatchewan throne speech last month included a Eleanore Sunchild, lawyer Postmedia Network Inc. will no longer be delivering newspapers to schools across Canada in order to comply with federal laws that restrict how cannabis is advertised to minors, the company said Sunday.
A spokesperson for the Canadian news media company said print deliveries have been cancelled to elementary and high schools across the country that take part in the Newspapers in Education program.
“THERE’S MORE OF AN APPROVAL TO TAKE VIGILANTE JUSTICE IN YOUR HANDS.”
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reference to changing trespassing laws to “better address the appropriate balance between the rights of rural landowners and members of the public.”
Eleanore Sunchild, a lawyer representing the family of Colten Boushie, an Indigenous man fatally shot by farmer Gerald Stanley in August 2016, said she is worried the Saskatchewan Party government is engaged in political posturing which could stoke racial fear.
“It seems like there’s more of an approval to take vigilante justice in your hands, and if you are an Indigenous victim, nothing is going to happen to the non-native that shot you,” she said.