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Kamsack Hospital locked; arrest warrant issued for man after …

CTV Regina
Published Monday, February 20, 2017 4:25PM CST
Last Updated Monday, February 20, 2017 7:20PM CST

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man Saskatchewan RCMP say threatened staff at the Kamsack Hospital. Mounties are searching for Fred Cote Jr. The 31-year-old threatened the hospital and its staff on Saturday morning, which prompted the Sunrise Health Region to implement security protocols, according to police.

The region has since locked the doors of the hospital and stationed a security guard at the entrance. The guard is monitoring who s entering and exiting the hospital, the region says. Cote Jr., who s described as 5-9 and 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, may be armed and should not be approached, RCMP say. He was last seen driving away from the hospital in an older, green pickup truck. The hospital s doors are expected to remain locked overnight Monday, with operations returning to normal Tuesday, according to the health region.

Merle R. Good – Ontario Argus Observer

Merle R. Good

March 17, 1928 – Feb. 12, 2017


Merle Raymond Good, 88, died of natural causes February 12, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Oregon. Grover Cleveland Good and Edith Carson Good welcomed the arrival of Merle into their family March 17, 1928, in White River, South Dakota. Born a middle child, he had six siblings. The family moved to Oregon in 1938. Merle graduated from Ontario High School. Following graduation, he served from 1946-1948 in the U.S. Army First Cavalry occupation forces in Japan. After his service in the military, he returned to Ontario and married his sweetheart, Barbara Sproul, June 9, 1949. Four children were born to this union. Merle drove milk truck for a local creamery, worked as a meat cutter at Coast Pack, then as a boiler tender and security officer for American Fine Foods. He also farmed from 1970 until 1999 in the Hyline area, outside of Ontario.

Merle is preceded in

death by his parents, his brothers; Robert, Donald, Elton, and Frank, and a sister, Roma Hines. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, his four children and their spouses; Linda and Harv Hatfield, Cherry and Dan Hatfield, Gary and Maria Good, and Wade and Kay Good, six grandchildren; Scott Hatfield, Sarah Hatfield, Adam Good, Justin Good, Becky Hatfield, and Nicki Lugo, eight great-grandchildren, his sister, Janice Justus, and numerous nieces and nephews. Suggested memorials may be given to a charity of your choice in his name. A memorial service will be held at a future date under the direction of Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel.

Suspect sought after alleged assault of hotel security guard downtown

Police are searching for a male suspect after a security guard was allegedly assaulted inside a downtown hotel on Thursday. According to investigators, a man was causing a disturbance in the lobby of a hotel in the area of Queen Street West and University Avenue at around 4 p.m. When a hotel security guard attempted to approach the man, it is alleged that he charged at the security guard while armed with a knife.

The security guard was able to move out of the way avoiding any injuries. The suspect then fled the scene. He was last seen heading towards city hall. The suspect has been described as a five-foot-eight man between the ages of 45 and 55 weighing approximately 180 pounds.

At the time, he was wearing a black bomber jacket and blue jeans. Police have released a security camera image of the suspect in an effort to identify him. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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