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guardian: Quebec passes law banning facial coverings in public

19. October 2017 Leave a comment

The Canadian province is barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil while using public transit or government services [more…]

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CBC: 3 ISIS recruits from Edmonton believed killed

16. January 2015 Leave a comment

Three Edmonton cousins have died while fighting overseas for ISIS, says the father of one of the men. Ahmed Hirsi says his 20-year-old son, Mahad, was killed last fall along with cousins Hamsa and Hersi Kariye. Another cousin from Minnesota, Hanad Abdullahi Mohallim, was also killed, Hirsi said. Other family members deny the men died while fighting for ISIS, but Hirsi insists it’s true. He said his son and two nephews left Edmonton without telling him in October 2013. [more…]

spiegel online: Ukraine-Konflikt: Kanadier geben Moskau Nachhilfe in Geografie

28. August 2014 Leave a comment

 Seit Langem gibt es Meldungen darüber, dass russische Soldaten aktiv an der Seite der Separatisten in der Ostukraine kämpfen. Anfang der Woche nahmen Regierungstruppen dann erstmals russische Fallschirmjäger auf ukrainischem Gebiet fest. [mehr…]

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CBC Radio: New book warms up cold case

22. March 2012 Leave a comment

Author John Leake says his new book sheds light on what happened to Duncan MacPherson, the Saskatoon man who died on mountains in Austria. Leake suspects the death was covered up by authorities. [mehr…]

The Star Phönix: Book Facts stranger than fiction

22. March 2012 Leave a comment

Since writing his shocking book about the death of hockey player Duncan Macpherson and an alleged coverup, John Leake has met with icy silence from authorities in Austria.
“Graveyard silence,” says Leake, author of Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery.
Macpherson, a Saskatoon native who played with his hometown Blades and was a first-round draft pick of the New York Islanders, disappeared in August 1989 while travelling in Europe. [more…]

John Leake: Cold A Long Time: An Alpine Mystery

25. November 2011 Leave a comment

COLD A LONG TIME by John Leake
In August of 1989, twenty-three-year-old Duncan MacPherson—a pro hockey player from Canada—vanished without a trace in Central Europe. To his parents, Lynda and Bob, nothing about his disappearance made sense. With no help from the police, they drove all over the Alps looking him, and then finally found his car parked near the gondola station of the Stubai Glacier, a popular ski resort in Austria. Thus began their twenty-two year struggle to find out why Duncan had disappeared—a true story as strange and full of unexpected twists as a season of The Twilight Zone.

In 2009 they asked author John Leake to help them in their ongoing search for answers. Now, after a two-year investigation, Leake has finally discovered what happened to Duncan MacPherson, and why his death was covered up by the Stubai Glacier and high ranking officials in Innsbruck, Austria.

Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery recounts the tragic odyssey of the MacPherson family. It is a story about enduring love, perseverance, and the irrepressible desire to know the truth, literally at all cost. It is also the story of an incredibly elaborate and twisted deception. Leake’s findings are the subject of the television documentary A Cold Case, produced by the fifth estate—Canada’s premier investigative journalism program, which will air on November 25, 2011.
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