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Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected.
Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Strong words from Boushie's family at rally in N.B.

By Greg Higgins
February 10, 2018 - 4:32pm

Strong words were had by the family of Colten Boushie during a peaceful demonstration held by the #justiceforcolten movement at the North Battleford courthouse Saturday afternoon.

The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) has announced plans to hold a rally at the Court of the Queen’s Bench Sunday in Prince Albert.
The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) has announced plans to hold a rally at the Court of the Queen’s Bench Sunday in Prince Albert. File photo/paNOW Staff

PAGC to host rally in solidarity with Boushie family

By paNOW Staff
February 10, 2018 - 4:26pm

The Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) has announced plans to hold a rally at the Court of the Queen’s Bench to stand in solidarity with the family of Colten Boushie for Sunday at 4 p.m., followed by a supper and candlelight vigil at the Senator Allan Bird Memorial Centre.

Colten Boushie's mother, Debbie Baptiste, centre, is helped out of the courtroom while sobbing after hearing the verdict.
Colten Boushie's mother, Debbie Baptiste, centre, is helped out of the courtroom while sobbing after hearing the verdict. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

'No justice served here today': Emotional reactions after Stanley trial verdict

By Angela Brown
February 10, 2018 - 9:37am Updated: February 10, 2018 - 4:37pm

Colten Boushie's family appeared devastated when they left the courthouse Friday after they learned the jury had acquitted Gerald Stanley in the 22-year-old's 2016 shooting death.

Ernest Monias, "the King of the North," wears blue glasses because his eyes are sensitive to light and glare. He said the look is catching on back home in Manitoba however, as he said he's seen young people sporting blue or purple tinted shades.
Ernest Monias, "the King of the North," wears blue glasses because his eyes are sensitive to light and glare. He said the look is catching on back home in Manitoba however, as he said he's seen young people sporting blue or purple tinted shades. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

A sit down with the 'King of the North'

By Bryan Eneas
February 10, 2018 - 8:32am Updated: February 10, 2018 - 9:37am

Born on Feb. 19, 1949, Ernest Monias began his musical journey at the ripe age of 13 when he learned to play the guitar.

FSIN chief Bobby Cameron said the group has sent a letter to the Federal Justice Minister asking for some action on the jury selection process in Canada.
FSIN chief Bobby Cameron said the group has sent a letter to the Federal Justice Minister asking for some action on the jury selection process in Canada. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

FSIN asks Federal government for action on jury selection process

By Angela Brown
February 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) chief Bobby Cameron said the FSIN has sent a letter to Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould asking for some action to "acknowledge the diversity" related to the jury selection process in Canada. 

Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Boushie family supporters gather as jury prepares to deliberate

By Angela Brown
February 8, 2018 - 2:47pm Updated: February 8, 2018 - 8:59pm

Grades 7 and 8 students from Thunderchild First Nation participated in support of Colten Boushie's family outside the Battleford courthouse Thursday.

Inside, Gerald Stanley is currently facing a charge of second degree murder in the August of 2016 fatal shooting of Colten Boushie.

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