Alberta News in Brief for October 5

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 11:14am

RCMP charge Cadotte Lake man with second degree murder

October 5, 2016. Timothy Williams, 21, of Cadotte Lake, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Cadotte Lake resident, DeeDee Williams, 26. Peace River RCMP responded to a call from Cadotte Lake to a residence in the early morning hours of Oct. 3. An autopsy completed at the Edmonton Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Oct. 4 confirmed DeeDee Williams’ death as a homicide. Timothy Williams is remanded in custody and will make his first appearance in Peace River Provincial Court on Oct. 17.


Swann to discuss fentanyl crisis in Calgary town hall

October 5, 2016. Scott Calling Last, a street outreach worker for Alberta Health Services’ Elbow River Healing Lodge, will be among the panelists to discuss solutions for the current opioid crisis in Alberta during a town hall meeting hosted by Calgary-Mountain View MLA Dr. David Swann. The Liberal leader is calling on the Notley government to declare a public health state of emergency. Such a declaration, said Swann, would, in part, require the government to collect and release information vital to addiction experts, doctors, Human Services personnel, educators and frontline emergency services. The discussion, Addiction and Mental Health: Closing the gap on Alberta’s Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis, will take place Thursday at Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association in Calgary. Swann has criticized the province for not releasing figures indicating the number of deaths caused by opioid from 2013 to 2016. In early August, the Alberta Liberals filed a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy request asking the Justice Ministry to release those figures.