Today marks nine years since Medicine Hat’s Richardson family was murdered by JR and Jeremy Steinke. Jacob would be graduating from high school three weeks from now. There’s little doubt the family would be thriving. Thinking of them and all who live with the pain of their loss. Time is not a cure-all for grief. […]

There’s much conversation on our Facebook page about the latest developments on JR and her most recent court-ordered sentence review hearing. Coles Notes: JR is showing signs of success and obeying her curfew. By springtime, she’ll be living more independently, meaning no watchful landlord keeping tabs on her curfew, etc. This is one of the […]

Inside J.R.’s sentencing review hearing, it was all business. A carefully vetted presented assessment that was light on making public specific details and familiar in heaping praise on her obedience: following curfew and contact conditions, therapy participation etc. Once again, J.R. was painted as the poster child of Canada’s Intensive Rehabilitation and Custody and Supervision […]

J.R. is in the homestretch serving time for her triple first-degree murder conviction. Now nearly 21, she is facing a judge Thursday, Sept. 11 for one of her final sentencing review hearings. I’ll be there covering the story for the Calgary Herald, so follow me on Twitter @GirlReporter for the updates at 10 a.m. For […]

SkillShare This might be too close to seeming like summer school, but it’s pretty thrilling to learn about writer Susan Orlean’s new SkillShare class.

Hard to believe it’s been eight years.

Whoa. Shades of Runaway Devil in Ocala, Florida Daughter, 13, gets 15-year-old boyfriend to slit mother’s throat. This kind of case made history in Canada. I’m wondering what Americans think of it? It’s eerily similar to Runaway Devil’s case: A woman had her throat slit by her teenage daughter’s boyfriend. The girl’s parents opposed the […]