January 22, 2020

Texas Church Hero – Conservative Leadership

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Jack Wilson, Texas Church Shooting Hero: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Jack Wilson, the security volunteer who quickly shot and killed the Texas church shooter at West Freeway Church of Christ, likely saving many lives, is a former reserve deputy sheriff who was the long-time owner of a firearms training academy.

“I don’t feel like I killed an individual. I killed evil,” Wilson told reporters, according to Fox4 News. “I don’t see myself as a hero. I see myself as doing what needed to be done to take out the evil threat.” He fired a single shot. It was a head shot, and he says it was his round that killed the shooter. “I only fired one round. It was the only shot I had, which was a head shot.”


How the Conservatives’ leadership rules could limit the field this time

The rules for entry in 2017 weren’t particularly demanding. They required candidates to drum up $100,000 and 300 signatures from members in good standing — and gave them nearly a year to do it.

Not this time.

To be considered “verified candidates” in 2020, contestants will need to submit $300,000 to the party, including a $100,000 refundable compliance deposit. Candidates also will need to find 3,000 signatures from members living across the country. And they need to do it all by March 25 in order to get on the ballot for the June 27 vote.

That’s a tight deadline — so tight that most of 2017’s candidates wouldn’t have made the cut.


North Van woman who drove drunk from court gets driving ban

A North Vancouver woman who drove drunk to her court hearing on drunk driving charges has been handed a three-year driving ban and a $2,000 fine.

Deborah Gail Reynolds, 57, was handed the sentence by Judge Bryce Dyer after Reynolds pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to having a blood alcohol level over .08 within two hours of driving.


Surgical objects left in patients on the rise in Canada, data shows

More than 550 objects have been unintentionally left in Canadian medical and surgery patients between 2016 and 2018, and the problem appears to be getting worse.

A new report released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information says 553 foreign items — such as sponges and medical instruments — were left behind over that two-year period.

That’s a 14 per cent increase between the most recent data collected 2017-2018 and statistics collected five years earlier.

It’s also more than two times the average rate of 12 reporting countries, including Sweden, the Netherlands and Norway, which had the next highest rates.

The information was examined as part of a broad look at how Canada’s health-care system compares to other member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.


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