Newsbreak – Oct. 21
33 trapped Chillean miners were freed last Wednesday after 69 days underground. “There are no words to describe what it was like down there,” said Florencio Avalos, 31, who was the first to emerge from the Phoenix capsule. “It’s something I don’t want to think about anymore, I want to put it all behind me and move on.”
Maclean’s third annual crime survey issue, released on Thursday, ranks Regina as Canada’s third-most “crime-ridden” city – behind Prince George and Victoria and just ahead of Saskatoon – with a score 73 per cent about the national average. This year, Maclean’s used Statistics Canada’s crime severity index (CSI) numbers for 2009 as the measure for the rankings.
A Regina hockey player accused of murder has been suspended from his school’s hockey team. Jared Britton, 23, was one of 10 players for the University of Wisconsin-Stout hockey team to be suspended. He, along with another student, Jedidiah McGlasson, 21, have been charged with assault and party to the crime of felony murder in the death of Bradley Simon, 22, after an incident at a tavern on Sept. 28.
A 10-year-old boy is in hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Thursday. The Regina Police service responded to the accident at 5:15 p.m. in the intersection of 1st Ave. North and Hamilton Street. Investigators believe the boy was playing near the roadway and stepped into oncoming traffic, when he was hit by a single vehicle. EMS transported the boy to hospital with what is believed to be serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.