Tag: Canada

Pastor prays for church shooting victim, attacker

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

TORONTO – This past Sunday, I witnessed what I have never witnessed in my church before. A loyal member of our church and mentor of our youth, Tyrone Darling, was stabbed by a stranger before my own eyes. I was shocked and saddened by what had happened. When I made Canada my home in 1989 on a […]

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Ex-church volunteer who admitted sex crimes against kids a high risk to reoffend, psychiatrist testifies

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

A former church youth volunteer, who admitted to sexually molesting and making child pornography of young boys, must take extensive counselling for such issues as social skills and sexual deviancy or he will remain a high risk to similarly reoffend, a forensic psychiatrist testified on Wednesday. Dr. David Tano, who completed a risk assessment on […]

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Arson: One of the Most Serious Threats to Places of Worship

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The historic Holy Rosary Church in Windsor Ontario, a designated heritage building, was pelted with Molotov cocktails in broad daylight on May 2, 2013. Fortunately, a passerby saw flames coming from the basement and called 911. As a result, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it caused extensive, irrevocable damage. Commenting on the […]

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Southern Ontario priest accused of stealing thousands from his church

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

LONDON — A former Catholic priest is accused of pilfering $180,000 from his parish. The OPP charged Rev. Robert Couture, who served at St. Patrick's and Blessed Sacrament churches in London from 1990-2002, with one count of theft over $5,000 after the London diocese contacted police in 2011 to report missing money. The diocese completed […]

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Windsor Police Taser Man During Assault at Downtown Church

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Windsor Police have arrested a man who attacked a man of the cloth at a Downtown Windsor church yesterday. Police were dispatched to St. Alphonsus Church at 85 Park Street East at 12:47pm for a male in the Church causing a disruption. Officers arrived at the Church and observed a large group of people exiting […]

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Man charged in assault, mischief at church

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

A 33-year-old man was expected to appear in provincial court Friday in connection with an assault and disturbance that occurred Wednesday. City police were called to St. Philip Neri Church, at the corner of Taylor Street and Munroe Avenue South, after a report of an assault. A man had entered the church and confronted two […]

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Toronto Jewish community starts security patrol system to combat hate crimes

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

With Toronto’s Jews routinely identified as one of the city’s most victimized racial or ethnic groups, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs plans to form a bold new citizen security system aimed at curtailing hate crimes in the community. Called the Community Security Network, the pilot project will train at least 25 unarmed volunteers […]

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Woman charged in historic church fire

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

An 18-year-old female is facing charges in connection with a fire that destroyed a century-old church on the Kingsclear First Nation. The young woman is scheduled to appear in Fredericton youth court on April 5 at 9:30 a.m. to enter pleas to charges of arson and breach of probation, RCMP Sgt. Don Stenger stated in […]

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Senior accused of bilking church of $200K

| February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Chatham, Ont., man is accused of stealing $200,000 from his church over a 13-year period. The 82-year-old was a volunteer treasurer at Holy Trinity Church during the time the crime was alleged to have taken place. Earlier in February, members of the church contacted police about funds they said were missing from their congregational […]

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Boston Bruins Milan Lucic’s church vandalized

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

VANCOUVER – East Vancouver native and Boston Bruins power forward Milan Lucic’s church has been vandalized. Lucic’s girlfriend, Brittany Carnegie, posted a photo of the graffiti to her Twitter account on Thursday. On the side of the St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church is large, black graffiti that reads “Fuck Lucic” and “Go Canuks (sic) […]

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High vandals cause gas leak at Victoria synagogue

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Victoria police are searching for two hooligans who caused a gas leak early Wednesday morning behind a Jewish synagogue while apparently high on drugs. Officers were called to the temple on Blanshard and Pandora streets at around 5:30 a.m., but the suspects had already fled and a police search turned up no sign of them. […]

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Woman robbed in church foyer

| January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

At approximately 0900 hours this morning (21st January 2012) an 85 year old lady was robbed of her purse by an unknown male party inside the foyer of the Ukrainian Church located at 40 Notre Dame Blvd in Sudbury. The elderly victim was violently shoved up against the church doors and then onto the ground […]

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Mayor condemns synagogue vandalism

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mayor Brad Woodside says the Fredericton community condemns the actions of the individual or individuals who drew a Nazi swastika on the doors of Sgoolai Israel Synagogue on Westmorland Street this weekend. "It's a very sad commentary," he said Tuesday night after the regular public council meeting. It's the first incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in […]

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One in custody after man stabbed in fight at Calgary church

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

A fight in a church on Sunday afternoon left a man with a minor stab wound. "It was an altercation that occurred in the St. Mary's church and then an individual was stabbed in the leg," said duty inspector Darren Cave. It happened in the 200 block of 18th Avenue S.W. Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/custody+after+stabbed+fight+Calgary+church/5387041/story.html#ixzz1XmybbGFe

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Vandals use chainsaw to swipe sign from tiny church

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A tiny church for Ethiopian immigrants in Hammonds Plains has been hit again by vandals, the latest incident involving their sign being cut down with a chainsaw. There have been two or three minor occurrences of vandalism since St. Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church opened more than a year ago, but the latest one has […]

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