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Sarah Sansom poses for a portrait at her home in Nobleford, Alta., on Friday, May 29, 2020. Sarah’s husband Jacob (Jake) Sansom and his uncle Morris Cardinal were found shot to death on a rural road in eastern Alberta in March 2020. Sarah Sansom, the wife of the hunter who was shot by two men on trial for his murder has testified she warned her husband not to drink and drive or fight the night he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

Wife testifies in trial against men charged with murder of two Metis hunters in Alberta

Crown lawyers have said Jacob Sansom and his uncle Maurice Cardinal were shot after a confrontation on a rural road in 2020

 

Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis comments on an auditor general’s report in Edmonton on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Ex-Alberta justice minister found in contempt of court for defamation-threat letter

Judge ruled letter was an attempt to intimidate Dr. Anny Sauvageau while she was on witness stand

 

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Court dates for assault, attempted murder cases

Ponoka/Maskwacis/Wetaskiwin court briefs

 

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

UPDATE: Accused in second degree murder of Ponoka mother committed to stand trial

Ryan Jake Applegarth has been committed to stand trial for the second…

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
A memorial display for Ponoka mother Chantelle Firingstoney rests at the foot of a tree in front of the Ponoka courthouse on Nov. 16, 2021. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka mayor seeking answers in case of local mother’s murder

Mayor Ferguson: ‘She deserves our concern. She deserves our attention.’

A memorial display for Ponoka mother Chantelle Firingstoney rests at the foot of a tree in front of the Ponoka courthouse on Nov. 16, 2021. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Family of Chantelle Firingstoney speaks out at Ponoka courthouse

Chantelle Firingstoney, mother of four, was killed in Ponoka a year ago

L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

UPDATE: Family of Chantelle Firingstoney speaks out at Ponoka courthouse

Family members of Chantelle Firingstoney, who was killed in Ponoka a year…

L-R: Leanne Firingstoney (Chantelle Firingstoney’s mother, Katherine Swampy, Melissa Moonias (her aunt), and Kandace Firingstoney (her sister). (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
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Preliminary hearing against accused in Ponoka mother’s murder to be held next week

Sentencing for another Ponoka murder victim expected in November

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Judge reserves decision on Prince George homeless camps

Advocates want resolution as cold weather season approaches

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Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson looks on as Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, speaks at the Assembly of First Nations’ annual general meeting at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria on October 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Federal Court settlement approved for day scholars at Indian residential schools

Survivors will each receive compensation of $10,000, as will the estates of those who died

Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson looks on as Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, speaks at the Assembly of First Nations’ annual general meeting at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria on October 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
FILE - This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Britney Spears’ father has filed to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to end the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/File)

Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

It’s the first time Spears has called for an end to the arrangement in court documents

FILE - This combination photo shows Jamie Spears, left, father of Britney Spears, as he leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles and Britney Spears at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala on Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Britney Spears’ father has filed to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to end the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/File)
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, arrives at her extradition hearing at B.C. Supreme Court, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, August 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jimmy Jeong

Meng Wanzhou’s defence team to begin arguments in her formal extradition case

Meng’s extradition hearing is expected to wrap up next week

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, arrives at her extradition hearing at B.C. Supreme Court, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, August 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jimmy Jeong
Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Government docs on porn regulator will take six years to access: Justice Department

Justice Department said that time frames for processing requests are based on the estimated number of records

NDP MP Charlie Angus rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The MP’s request for documents related to a new regulator that will handle child pornography and exploitive material could take over half a decade for government to process.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Ranging from 11 to 20 in age and representing seven provinces and one territory, the plaintiffs are appealing a Supreme Court judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit last fall. (David Suzuki Foundation)

15 youths not backing down in their fight to sue Ottawa over climate change inaction

The group has filed an appeal after their lawsuit was struck down by a Federal Court judge last fall

Ranging from 11 to 20 in age and representing seven provinces and one territory, the plaintiffs are appealing a Supreme Court judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit last fall. (David Suzuki Foundation)
Ryan Applegarth. (RCMP photo)

Preliminary hearing date set for Applegarth

Ryan Jake Applegarth appeared briefly before the Ponoka Provincial Court over CCTV…

Ryan Applegarth. (RCMP photo)
A pedestrian walks past signage at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris

Canadian court rejects appeal by Google Canada in long-running patent case

Google Canada and its parent companies are defendants in court action by Paid Search Engine Tools LLC

A pedestrian walks past signage at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris
Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Applegarth to enter plea in second degree murder charge

He is scheduled to appear in Ponoka Provincial Court on April 9

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Discussions about justice continue as Ponoka murder victims’ court cases proceed

Responses to comments Ponoka Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley made to town council Feb. 9

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)
A ” Justice for Jeff” T-shirt. (Photo submitted)

Rally to be held outside courthouse for slain Ponoka man

At what may be the last opportunity for Jeffery Kraft of Ponoka…

A ” Justice for Jeff” T-shirt. (Photo submitted)