The City of Madison announces new Healthy Community Food Systems Fund. In the face of rising food insecurity brought on by the economic fallout of the COVID 19 pandemic, Mayor Satya Rhodes Conway, the Common Council, City staff, and members of the Madison Food Policy Council have created the 2021 Healthy Community Food Systems Fund, which seeks to assist in addressing food access and security issues in the City of Madison. Lots more about the three different funds here..
We already know how NASCAR feels about the Confederate flag. It has been disallowed by the sanctioning body assymbol in any officialcapacity, and in 2015, NASCAR publicly supportedSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s decision to remove the flag fromstatehouse grounds in the wake of a racially charged mass shootingat the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston..
Home SearchHALIFAX A portion of a witness statement released Friday says the gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia had “recently” acquired one of his firearms in Canada from the estate of a friend who died.The disclosure following a court hearing still doesn’t provide the calibre or model of the five weapons that Gabriel Wortman used during his 13 hour rampage.Crown prosecutors voluntarily released a few previously hidden details to a media consortium after a court hearing, though large sections of the court documents remain redacted.The media group, which includes The Canadian Press, is seeking wider disclosure of the evidence police used to obtain search warrants related to the April 18 19 mass shooting.The RCMP had said in a June 4 news conference that of the five firearms possessed by the killer, three were obtained illegally from the United States and one was obtained illegally in Canada “through the estate of a deceased associate.”A witness statement to RCMP taken on April 19 blacked out prior to Friday’s release says, “Gabriel Wortman just recently acquired guns from a friend who passed away.” The witness, whose identity is redacted, also told officers he thought Wortman owned a bulletproof vest and collected guns.And the person described Wortman’s property on Portapique Beach Road as having a large garage with rooms upstairs. “There are lots of motorcycles and a RCMP car that Gabriel was fixing up,” the statement said.The Canadian Press has emailed the RCMP to ask for the date Wortman acquired the Canadian firearm, but a spokeswoman said she didn’t expect to be able to provide a response to that and other questions until next week.The RCMP had earlier confirmed the killer’s firearms included two semi automatic handguns and two semi automatic rifles but declined further details due to the ongoing investigation.Gun control advocates have said details about the firearms used are important to the discussion surrounding the federal government’s recent move to ban 1,500 types of military style assault firearms, and other firearms legislation.The fifth firearm was taken from RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson after Wortman’s vehicle ran into hers and he killed her in an exchange of gunfire.The Crown also released a sentence from a witness statement saying the gunman purchased material used for the RCMP decals on his replica vehicle on July 3, about nine months before his rampage.On April 28, RCMP Supt.