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Sylvan Lake Sees Small Increase In Total Reported Crimes In 2016

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By Sheldon Spackmn

A small increase in total reported crimes in Sylvan Lake so far this year.

That according to the latest figures provided to Sylvan Lake Town Council during their regular meeting this week from Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Andrew Shepherd.

Despite the increase, in breaking down the numbers, there are numerous categories where the number of reported crimes went down when comparing the first three quarters of 2015 with the first three quarters of 2016.

Among those, a decrease in crimes against people such as homicides and offences related to death, robberies, sexual assaults, other sexual offences, assaults, kidnappings, hostages and abductions, extortions and other persons crimes. Increases were seen in the number of criminal harassment and uttering threats charges.

In the broad category of property crimes, decreases were seen in break and enters, theft under $5,000, arsons and mischief to property charges. However, increases were seen in the categories of vehicle thefts, theft over $5,000, possession of stolen goods and fraud.

Total crimes against people decreased from 281 in the first three quarters of 2015 to 244 in the first three quarters of 2016, while total property crimes increased from 776 in that same time frame to 780 from January to the end of  September of this year.

There was also an increase in other criminal code violations such as offensive weapons charges, so the total amount of total reported crimes in Sylvan Lake so far this year has come in at 1,338, up from 1,323 at the same time in 2015.

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Canada ends scoring drought at men’s World Cup but can’t hold off Croatia

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Umm Şalāl ‘Alī – Canada wasted little time Sunday ending its scoring drought at the men’s World Cup via Alphonso Davies but could not hold off Croatia, losing 4-1 to end its hopes of reaching the tournament’s knockout round.

Ranked 12th in the world and runner-up to France four years ago in Russia, Croatia is filled with talent from top clubs and its class showed in rallying from an early 1-0 deficit.

Two goals by Andrej Kramaric and one by Marko Livaja accounted for the Croatian comeback. Lovro Majer added a stoppage-time goal in the 94th minute on a two-on-none attack.

The 41st-ranked Canadians started with a bang with a Milan Borjan goal kick finding Cyle Larin at midfield. Larin controlled the ball deftly with his foot and sent it over to Tajon Buchanan down the right flank. Buchanan surged ahead, took two touches, lifted his head and sent in a cross that Davies, soaring through the air high above fullback Josip Juranovic, headed home past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

The Canadians came into the contest — the first-ever meeting between the two countries — needing at least a point to keep alive their hope of advancing out of the group stage with coach John Herdman calling it “one of those do-or-die games.”

Croatia also needed a result after tying Morocco 0-0 in its opener.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2022

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Canada ends scoring drought at men’s World Cup but can’t hold off Croatia

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UMM ŞALĀL ‘ALĪ, Qatar — Canada wasted little time Sunday ending its scoring drought at the men’s World Cup via Alphonso Davies but could not hold off Croatia, losing 4-1 to end its hopes of reaching the tournament’s knockout round.

Ranked 12th in the world and runner-up to France four years ago in Russia, Croatia is filled with talent from top clubs and its class showed in rallying from an early 1-0 deficit.

Two goals by Andrej Kramaric and one by Marko Livaja accounted for the Croatian comeback. Lovro Majer added a stoppage-time goal in the 94th minute on a two-on-none attack. 

The 41st-ranked Canadians started with a bang with a Milan Borjan goal kick finding Cyle Larin at midfield. Larin controlled the ball deftly with his foot and sent it over to Tajon Buchanan down the right flank. Buchanan surged ahead, took two touches, lifted his head and sent in a cross that Davies, soaring through the air high above fullback Josip Juranovic, headed home past goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

The Canadians came into the contest — the first-ever meeting between the two countries — needing at least a point to keep alive their hope of advancing out of the group stage with coach John Herdman calling it “one of those do-or-die games.”

Croatia also needed a result after tying Morocco 0-0 in its opener.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2022

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