November 16, 2020

Man charged with vandalizing Const. Ezio Faraone memorial

It’s good news that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the desecration of a memorial to Edmonton Police Service Const. Ezio Faraone.

Ezio was just 33 years old when he was killed on June 25, 1990 when responding to an armed robbery.

I remember the day very well because I was working as a journalist at the Edmonton Sun covering this horrific event.

Our whole city came together to mourn Ezio. 

Ezio was a hero who lost his life serving and protecting our community.

That someone would deface his memorial is shocking and sickening.

The suspect, a 26-year-old man, has been charged with mischief and has 22 outstanding warrants for similar offences, police say. Police made the arrest after a man was nabbed for allegedly stealing from a liquor store. 


Blast from the past from Jagmeet

Hey, remember when?

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is propping up Justin Trudeau and his Liberals by supporting the current minority government.

This is a reminder why the vast majority of Canadians would never want to see Jagmeet and his NDP elected to govern this country.

This is the tweet he put out praising the brutal dictator of Cuba after Fidel Castro died on Nov. 25, 2016:




Senator wants 16 year olds to vote

Saskatoon / 650 CKOM

A senator says she’s pushing to lower Canada’s voting age to 16, and she’s working on a bill that would do just that.

Manitoba Senator Marilou McPhedren says the move to drop the voting age would get young people engaged in politics, improve voter turnout, and strengthen Canada’s democracy. Currently, Canadians cannot vote federally until after they turn 18.

(Read the full article by CKOM News at the link below)





Last week’s straw poll results 

Last week I asked folks if they will proudly wear a poppy on Remembrance Day. 

There was a big turnout and everyone unanimously said they would proudly wear a poppy. 

A big thanks to everyone who took part.


Have your say

Do you think the voting age should be lowered to 16?

Have your say in my new unofficial poll. I’ll publish the results in next week’s e-newsletter.






Latest news on COVID-19 


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Alberta Public Health can also be reached by phone at 811.


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