Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Six people died in Monday's midair crash of two sightseeing floatplanes in southeast Alaska -- including a Canadian woman and an Australian man.

The bodies of the two missing foreign passengers were recovered from the crash site Tuesday night.

Alaska State Troopers identified the Canadian as 37-year-old Elsa Wilk from Richmond, B-C.

She, along with the Australian victim, were aboard the smaller de Havilland Beaver plane that collided with another larger floatplane.

Both were carrying two pilots and 14 passengers --- all tourists from the Royal Princess cruise ship -- when the planes collided near Ketchikan.

The cruise ship left Vancouver last Saturday bound for Anchorage, and is scheduled to return May 25th.(2)



Lawyers for a convicted child-killer from southwestern Ontario claim her transfer back to prison from a healing lodge is unfair, and they asked an Edmonton court late last month to have the move declared unlawful.

Terri-Lynn McClintic and her boyfriend Michael Rafferty were convicted of first-degree murder in the 2009 kidnapping, rape and death of eight-year-old Tori Stafford of Woodstock, Ontario.

The pair made headlines last year when Rafferty was transferred to a medium-security prison and McClintic was moved to a minimum-security healing lodge in Saskatchewan where Indigenous beliefs and traditions are used to help rehabilitate inmates.

A judge ruled Monday that a review of McClintic's transfer to an Edmonton prison and then back to one near Kitchener, Ontario is warranted, but additional papers need to be filed before it can proceed.(2)



Ontario's highest court could rule today on whether Ontario doctors are obligated to give referrals for medical services that clash with their moral or religious beliefs. …

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