ROUNDUP 2019 06 29 NEWS & VIEWS FROM AROUND THE WEB

Major upgrades planned for Edmonton seniors’ housing centre

Karyn Mulcahy, CTV News Edmonton

A seniors’ housing centre in Edmonton will break ground for an expansion on Thursday.

The Canterbury Foundation is located in the Laurier Heights neighbourhood. The renovation project will see a new five story addition with 50 larger suites added to the 45-year-old facility.

A new hospice complex with 16 beds and guest rooms for family members as well as a team of care providers to provide specialized programming and support and comfort will be included.

The foundation’s dementia care program will also expand from 20 to 53 spaces.

“It is the 90+ year old who is coming to Canterbury, there are several residents who are living with a form of dementia. We need a space where they feel comfortable and at home, yet in a more controlled environment. Our goal is to develop and expand our dementia program to make a difference in residents’ lives and the lives of their families so we can deliver the promise of home.”

Wendy King, the Executive Director of Canterbury Foundation said in a news release.

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Trial for southern Alberta senior citizen facing sex assault charges to continue in the fall

By Lara Fominoff

LETHBRIDGE, AB – A 75-year-old man facing charges including sexual assault, sexual exploitation, obtaining sexual services, and death threats – will be back in court in October.

The accused in the case can not be named because it may identify the alleged victim, who was also under the age of 18 at the time.

The Crown has concluded its case; while Defense lawyer Greg White has told the court he will need one more day to present his case, before both the Crown and Defense present their closing arguments.

The trial began on April 29 and last four days. It then continued in early June, but was adjourned again.

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