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Kelsey Fiddler poses with her daughter Logan Humble Strong in this undated handout photo. Fiddler named her baby Logan Humble Strong after Logan Boulet, 21, who was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. She says she wanted to honour the player who had signed an organ donation card on his birthday only a few weeks before he was killed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Kelsey Fiddler MANDATORY CREDIT
April 02, 2019 - 5:04 AM

Four stories in the news for Tuesday, April 2

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MOTHER SAYS BABY NAMED AFTER BRONCOS PLAYER

A Saskatchewan woman who named her baby after a hockey player killed in the Humboldt Broncos crash says the little girl gives her family strength. Kelsey Fiddler of Red Earth Cree Nation was travelling with her two sons last April when a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the junior hockey team crashed only a few metres away. She started having contractions at the scene but didn't want take an ambulance from an injured player, so she drove herself to a hospital where the pains stopped. She later reached out to the parents of 21-year-old defenceman Logan Boulet of Lethbridge, Alta., for permission to name her baby girl after their son. On June 4, Logan Humble Strong was born.

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CITY MAKES EXCEPTION TO HONOUR BRONCOS BUS VICTIM

The Alberta hometown for a victim of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash will name an arena after him, and will also make an exception to a decades-old rule that prohibited its mayor from issuing proclamations. Councillors in Lethbridge voted unanimously Monday to approve a name change that will see Adams Park Ice Centre become Logan Boulet Arena. They also voted 8-1 to direct the mayor's office, as a one-time exception, to proclaim April 7, 2019, as "Green Shirt Day" in the city. The day is meant to honour the 21-year-old defenceman's life and his contribution to organ donation, which has been called the Logan Boulet Effect.

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POLICE ID SUSPECT IN ALLEGED STUDENT KIDNAPPING

Police investigating the alleged abduction of a Chinese student from a parking garage north of Toronto said they have managed to identify one of the four suspects wanted in the case. York regional police said Monday that investigators have issued a Canada-wide warrant for 37-year-old Abdullahi Adan of Toronto. Police allege he is directly involved in the disappearance of 22-year-old Wanzhen Lu, who was forcibly dragged into a van near his home in Markham, Ont., only to resurface more than 150 kilometres away three days later. Adan is currently wanted on one count each of kidnapping, forcible confinement, assault and assault with a weapon in Lu's disappearance.

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B.C. RECEIVES TWO REPORTS ON MONEY LAUNDERING

The British Columbia government is examining two reports on money laundering that it hopes will help stop the flow of dirty money through real estate, luxury cars and horse racing. The province commissioned two reviews in September. The first report is by an expert panel on money laundering and it recommends rule changes that would close loopholes in the real estate market and increase transparency on who owns property in B.C. The other report is by former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German and focuses on potential links between criminal enterprises and the real estate, horse racing and luxury car industries. He was asked to look at these sectors after he concluded a review last June on money laundering in Lower Mainland casinos.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS:

— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will attend the United Jewish Appeal Top Gifts Dinner in Toronto.

— The Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services will release its mid-year report, covering Aug. 1, 2018, to Jan. 31, 2019.

— Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr appear before the House of Commons international trade committee about the revocation of Richardson International's export registration by China.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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