News Briefs

News Briefs
Min Sun, left, and the Desrochers family from Gatineau, Que. get a lesson in making ice cream the old-fashioned way on Saturday at Mission Park in Fort Smith during National Parks Day, where Northern Life Museum staff also taught the art of candle-making to visitors.Photo: Dali Carmichael.

Briefs include: RCMP arrest assault suspect in Deline, Norman Wells RCMP continue search for missing male canoeist, and Fort Chip RCMP apprehend suspect in assault crime.

RCMP arrest assault suspect in Deline

On the morning of July 14, a 34 year-old male was apprehended by Deline RCMP. The suspect went to court last week to speak to charges of assault, breach of undertaking and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. The alleged crime occurred July 12 when a female victim, 41, filed a complaint with RCMP that she was assaulted by a male relative. The suspect was found violating a previous order to stay away from his residence, and was accompanied inside by three children under the age of 12, who were barricaded in the building before being turned over to family after 11:30 p.m. When police finally entered, the suspect had fled the scene.

Norman Wells RCMP continue search for missing male canoeist

The search continues for a missing man who fell out of his canoe the evening of July 15 after the boat, carrying himself and a female passenger, capsized. Norman Wells RCMP responded to a complaint of a capsized canoe around 9:30 p.m, by which time the female boater was found swimming for shore and was rescued by a nearby boater. As of publication date, search and rescue efforts were ongoing, with local RCMP employing underwater scanning technology to scour the bottom of the river. No names have been released by the RCMP.

Fort Chip RCMP apprehend suspect in assault crime

Duncan McKay, 29, of Fort McMurray was arrested on July 4 in relation to an assault that occurred earlier that morning. Around 12:40 a.m. Fort Chipewyan RCMP were called to a residence on Allison Bay Reserve, where they discovered an adult male with a head injury, who was later transported to hospital for treatment. The victim had allegedly been hit with a baseball bat by McKay before he fled the scene. McKay remains in custody after being charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and five counts of failing to comply with conditions. He will appear in court on Aug. 7.

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