B.C. Baldwin brothers killed weeks apart
A pair of brothers have been killed in apparently targeted attacks just weeks apart. Keith Baldwin, 27, was found by the side of Yale Road in Chilliwack on Oct. 22 with a serious gunshot wound to the head and died later in hospital. Then on Monday, Nov. 11, his brother, Andrew Baldwin, 30, was killed inside a home in Surrey. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is probing both deaths but without progress to date. Neither attack is considered random and it isn’t clear if either or both are gang-related. “I can confirm they were brothers,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang. “We’re still trying to establish if the two incidents are linked.
A Gofundme campaign for a family whose five-year-old son was killed and two-year-old daughter critically injured in a collision with a moose north of Montebello, QC, on Nov. 16 has raised nearly $32,000 for the family’s expenses.
Zackaël Flintoff died and his sister Adelie was critically injured in the collision, which occurred on Route 323 near Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, about a 20-minute drive north of Montebello. Police say an oncoming vehicle struck a moose at about 2:30 pm., throwing the animal into the path of the Flintoff family’s oncoming vehicle.
One child dead, one critically injured after collision with moose
One child is dead and a second is in critical condition after the vehicle they were in struck a moose in a bizarre and deadly crash near Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix on Sunday. The animal had been hit by a car going the opposite direction on Route 323 and was thown to the other side of the highway where the second car, carrying two adults and three young children, also struck it, according to the Sûreté du Québec. The collision happened just before 2 p.m. near Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, which is about 20 minutes’ drive north of Montebello, Que. A police spokesman said both the deceased boy and the girl, who was in critical condition, were less than 10 years old.
The parents, Carl and Brigitte Flintoff, and their eldest child, Maxandre, were also taken to hospital, but were not seriously injured.
In a statement he posted Friday on the, Carl Flintoff thanked the more than 450 people who had contributed to the fundraiser.
“Thank you everyone for your support and generosity. It helps to know so many people are thinking of us. Here is a photo of our sweet Zackaël. Adelie remains in critical condition but is stable, she has a very long road ahead but we are hopeful for her recovery.”
The fundraiser was organized by Lise Murphy, who when contacted said she could not speak for the Flintoff family, who live in Orleans, 30 minutes east of Ottawa.
“The family will have many expenses that no parent plans for. We want to unburden them by supporting them this way,” the Gofundme page says.
Kanata woman recovering in Mexico hospital after attack in resort hotel
The family of an Ottawa woman who was attacked and beaten while vacationing in Tulum, Mexico are rallying support for the woman as she recovers in hospital. Alexandra “Lexie” York was on a family vacation, according to family members now posting updates from her hospital room, when she was allegedly “severely beaten” by another guest of the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum where she had been staying. A flight attendant and a cheerleader and coach with the Kanata Knights Football club, York arrived at the hotel on Nov. 10 for the family vacation and was due to meet her mother the following day.
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