Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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(OLY-SPD-Boutin-Threats)

Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin (boo-TEN') has been the target of nasty messages and even death threats on social media after winning a bronze medal when a South Korean was disqualified in the 500-metre race at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Boutin finished fourth, but was moved to third when the skater (Minjeong Choi) was disqualified for interfering with the Canadian.

The ruling by officials didn't sit well with some South Korean fans.

Radio-Canada reports thousands of angry messages were directed at Boutin -- one read, "Congratulations on a dirty medal."

The Quebecer closed her social media accounts and the R-C-M-P, the I-O-C and Speed Skating Canada are all looking into the matter. (1)

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(Boushie-Ottawa)

Colten Boushie's mother vows her family's fight will continue for justice for her son, and to root out what they call systemic racism in Canada's courts.

Debbie Baptiste's 22-year-old Indigenous son was shot and killed in 2016 on the Saskatchewan property of a white farmer who was acquitted in the death last Friday by a jury that did not include any Indigenous people.

Baptiste and other relatives met Tuesday in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and his justice and public safety ministers.

They discussed proposed improvements to the justice system, including jury selection and an ombudsperson for crime victims. (1)

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(CRIME-Girl-Killed)

The jury at the Winnipeg trial of the man accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine has heard from a witness who has linked Tina to the suspect.

Raymond Cormier is charged with second-degree murder.

Ernie DeWolfe testified yesterday that Cormier told him that he had spoken with Tina a few days after she had been reported missing in 2014.

Her body was found in the Red River a few days later wrapped in a duvet cover weighed down by rocks. …

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