Jonathan Pitre, the “Butterfly Child” from Russell was discharged from a Minneapolis, Minnesota hospital on Thanksgiving Dayand is now with his mother, Tina Boileau, in their Minneapolis apartment. It’s been almost a year to the day since Pitre learned his first stem cell transplant, meant to treat his blistering skin disease, was unsuccessful. A second attempt this spring, appears to have worked. And according to his mother his skin has been healing “in ways in never has before.
Jurors winced and turned away as a series of graphic autopsy photographs was presented at the trial of a man accused of killing three women in the Ottawa valley. Forensic pathologist Dr. Christopher Milroy took the stand yesterday at the Ottawa trial of Basil Borutski on three counts of first-degree murder. Milroy told court none of the victims survived for more than a few minutes after they were attacked in 2015, and at least two of them tried to shield themselves, In a five-hour videotaped interview with police that was played in open court, Borutski confessed to all three killings and said he understood that what happened to the three women was wrong.
Sears Canada says it’s giving up on the idea of remaining in business. The retail chain sought creditor protection in June after announcing widespread job cuts and store closures. It says it’s failed to find a buyer that would allow it to remain a going concern. That means the company’s remaining stores will close, and another 12-thousand employees across the country will be out of work.