‘All we have is hope’: Mixed emotions as inquiry community hearings start in Edmonton

For seven years, ever since his sister Amber went missing, Paul Tuccaro has been waiting for answers. As he stands before the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls this week in Edmonton, he’s hoping he’ll find some at last. The inquiry’s chief commissioner Marion Buller and commissioner Brian Eyolfson are attending … [Read more...]

Edmonton police chief confirms attack suspect facing terrorism, attempted murder charges

The day after a high speed U-Haul chase through downtown Edmonton put five in hospital, police officials said a suspect is in custody facing several terrorism-related charges and five charges of attempted murder. In a press conference Sunday, Police Chief Rod Knecht stressed that the suspect appeared to have acted alone. He confirmed … [Read more...]

‘It’s weird that this is so close to home’: Edmontonians react after late night attack

People staying at the Matrix Hotel were shocked to wake up to a heavy police presence and a flipped U-Haul truck after what police are calling an act of terrorism. According to police, an Edmonton officer was stabbed near Commonwealth Stadium and a high-speed police chase occurred with the driver of a U-haul truck deliberately hitting … [Read more...]

Family of Amber Tuccaro still searching for answers seven years later

Tootsie Tuccaro knows her daughter’s killer is still out there. Seven years to the day 20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro was found missing, her family is still searching for answers. Tuccaro, originally from the Mikisew Cree First Nation, was last seen in Nisku on Aug. 18, 2010, and her remains were found in the same area two years … [Read more...]

‘Families are waiting for answers:’ Edmonton police reopen MMIWG cold cases

Edmonton police hope advancements in DNA technology will help them finally crack 10 cold cases they've reopened involving Indigenous women who have gone missing or been murdered in the city. The new spotlight on old crimes is being met with appreciation by advocates and family members who have lost loved ones. “I’m really glad about … [Read more...]

Mother of slain woman slams justice system

It wasn’t enough that Wendy Yurko lost her daughter. She was even deprived of being able to put the day her daughter was killed on her tombstone, because the exact day was never determined. Now, the mother of Dana Turner, a murder victim from Fort Saskatchewan, plans to write a book about how she believes the justice system failed her daughter. … [Read more...]

Father of man charged with murder says he warned police

The father of a local man accused of murdering an elderly Edmonton couple says he warned Fort Saskatchewan RCMP his son was a danger to himself and others a day before the incident, but was told they couldn’t do anything. “I was afraid he was going to hurt somebody or hurt himself … I called and said what if he kills someone? I said you don’t … [Read more...]

Disabled woman accuses RCMP officer of assault

A Fort Saskatchewan resident alleges a local RCMP officer physically and verbally assaulted her for no reason, leaving her with a concussion and a shoulder injury that requires surgery. Jane Richards has filed a complaint with the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP, an independent agency that reviews complaints about on-duty … [Read more...]

Discharged priest had prior complaint

A local priest who was the subject of a recent RCMP investigation that led to no charges was also accused of sexual assault one year ago, the Record has learned. The Record reported in its April 7 edition that Fort Saskatchewan RCMP investigated Father Ashok Mascarenhas, who served as an associate pastor at Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic … [Read more...]

Family meeting ministers, calls for public inquiry

The family of slain Fort Saskatchewan resident Colleen Sillito is calling for a public inquiry into the circumstances of her death. The 46-year-old Sillito, a mother of five, was gunned down in her driveway around 6 a.m. Oct. 2 by her ex-boyfriend Paul Joseph Jacob, 54, who then fatally shot himself. “Colleen was a victim of a series of … [Read more...]