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Alleged serial killer charged in deaths of three women

By  Mike McIntyre, Aldo Santin and Gabrielle Giroday, Winnipeg Free Press, June 25, 2012

Tanya Jane Nepinak (left), Carolyn Marie Sinclair and Lorna Blacksmith.

A Canadian drifter with an extensive criminal background is now accused of becoming a Winnipeg serial killer.

Shawn Cameron Lamb, 52, has been charged with three counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Tanya Nepinak, Carolyn Sinclair, and Lorna Blacksmith, police announced Monday morning. Police are also investigating whether the accused could be involved in other unsolved cases of murdered or missing women, the source says. Read the rest of this entry

Voice for missing First Nations women silenced

Lawyer representing aboriginals withdraws

By Suzanne Fournier, The Province, March 6, 2012

The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry was dealt another blow to its credibility Mon-day with the withdrawal of the last lawyer who speaks for First Nations.

Virtually all key women’s and community groups had already pulled out of the inquiry after they were denied legal funding to analyze 100,000 pages of documents. Read the rest of this entry