Canada

Lethbridge Muslim Association to convert former Kergan Centre into mosque

LETHBRIDGE -- The Lethbridge Muslim Association is looking forward to a bigger home now that it’s purchased the old Bill Kergan Centre from the City of Lethbridge.

The building was purchased for $575,000 and will eventually become the Muslim Association’s new mosque.

“Our Muslim community has been growing very fast for the past couple of years,” said Dr. Naji Saleh of the Lethbridge
Muslim Association.

Members of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights Youth Action Project on Justice

EDMONTON - A committee of youths of various ethnic backgrounds presented a list of recommendations to the Edmonton Police Service on how to break down barriers between the police and marginalized youth.

"Young people have the solutions to community problems. I hope that the powers-that-be take a moment to listen and to take in what the youth are saying," said Maigan van der Giessen, lead facilitator with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights Youth Action Project on Justice.

The group has been meeting since September 2016, speaking with police officers and community organizations to better
understand barriers to justice.

Calgary police tactical team members stand guard outside the Foothill General Hospital after reports of several people who were shot at a Muslim cemetery.

CALGARY - Since the possibility of mass shootings, by ethnic terrorists or anti-ethnic armed bigots, has become a reality throughout the West, Calgary’s police, fire and emergency medical services are co-operating on plans to be prepared to deal with them.

This involves, among other things, agreement on “tactical protocols” co-ordinating the efforts of police, fire and EMS, and the purchase of bullet-proof body armour for fire fighters as well as police.

With the total order potentially being around 500 pieces, the fire department is set to obtain about 40.