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Lawyer asks judge to halve mandatory minimum sentence for gunman with FASD – North

A judge’s obligation to impose a fair sentence trumps the obligation to impose a sentence to protect the public. That’s one of the arguments where Yellowknife defence lawyers are, again, challenging mandatory minimum sentences for crimes involving firearms. Cameron Bernarde is being sentenced for robbing a convenience store in Hay River, N.W.T., at gunpoint a year …

When disaster strikes, the elderly die: What can be done to help?

SALT LAKE CITY — Nadine Demalleville, 80, had about five minutes to prepare to leave her home in the middle of the night. The Thomas fire had already consumed more than 200,000 acres of Southern California and was spreading fast. Demalleville could see it coming over the hill behind her single-wide mobile home in Carpinteria. …