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					ANGRY MOB                                                                          NORTHERN WOLVES
                                                                                   Sudbury loses
Both sides denounce
violent protest at                                                                 opening game of
Caledonia standoff                                                                 Dudley Hewitt Cup
         Ontario/A6                                                                             Sports/B1                                                                        Life & Food/A7




98th YEAR NO. 95                                                                          WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2006                                                                                                   $1.00


                                                   Fallen soldiers return home                                                                                                            One victim
                                                                                                                                                                                          of triple
                                                                                                                                                                                          murder
                                                                                                                                                                                          grew up in
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sudbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                 BY CAROL MULLIGAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Sudbury Star

                                                                                                                                                                                             Friends and family are
                                                                                                                                                                                          struggling to come to terms
                                                                                                                                                                                          with the murder of a former
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sudbury man, one of three
                                                                                                                                                                                          members of a family killed
                                                                                                                                                                                          in a grisly homicide in Medi-
                                                                                                                                                                                          cine Hat, Alta.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Marc Richardson, 41, his
                                                                                                                                                                                          wife Debra and son Jacob,
                                                                                                                                                                                          10, were found dead in their
                                                                                                                                                                                          home about 1 p.m. Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                                          when a friend of Jacob’s
                                                                                                                                                                                          stopped by and spied a body
                                                                                                                                                                                          through the window. The
                                                                                                                                                                                          Richardsons’ elder child, a
                                                                                                                                                                              CP PHOTO    girl, is not dead.
Pallbearers carry the coffin of one of four soldiers killed in Afghanistan last week at CFB Trenton on Tuesday. The bodies of Cpl. Matthew Dinning, Bom-                                     A 12-year-old girl and her
bardier Myles Mansell, Lt. William Turner and Randy Payne returned to Canada on Tuesday. See related stores on pages A9 and B6.                                                           23-year-old boyfriend have
                                                                                                                                                                                          been charged and appeared
                                                                                                                                                                                          in a Medicine Hat court-
                                                                                                                                                                                          room Tuesday afternoon.




Falco Q1 profit soars to $462M
                                                                                                                                                                                             Jeremy Allen Steinke, 23,
                                                                                                                                                                                          of Medicine Hat is charged
                                                                                                                                                                                          with three counts of first-
                                                                                                                                                                                          degree murder as is the 12-
                                                                                                                                                                                          year-old Medicine Hat girl,
                                                                                                                                                                                          who can’t be identified
                                                                                                                                                                                          under the provisions of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Earnings up 163%                   and-share bid amounted to                                                        be too dominant in certain       offer.”                                 Those who packed the
                                   about $15.5 billion, or $40.71       Falconbridge Inc.                           nickel markets.                    Ray Goldie, an analyst with        courtroom hoping for some
as speculation                     per share.
                                      That’s up from about $12.5        FIRST QUARTER: 2006
                                                                                                                      The talks remain focused
                                                                                                                    on the disposal of Falcon-
                                                                                                                                                     Salman Partners Inc., said
                                                                                                                                                     Tuesday he expects Swiss-
                                                                                                                                                                                          inkling of what motivated
                                                                                                                                                                                          the slayings were frustrated
                                   billion, or $34 per share when                                                   bridge’s Nikkelverk nickel       based Xstrata PLC will jump          by the lack of emotion from
grows of a rival                   the bid was launched in Octo-
                                                                         Net earnings (US$ millions)
                                                                         2006                          462          refinery in Norway, Pannell      into the fray with its own bid       the pair.
                                   ber.                                                                             said.                            for Falconbridge.                       “I wanted to see for
bid from Xstrata                      Falconbridge shares closed
                                                                         2005             176
                                                                                                                      “I think that the progress       In August, Xstrata paid            myself,” said Crystal O’Don-
                                   at $44.91, after gaining 66           Earnings per diluted share (US$)           that we’ve made with them        Brascan Corp. — now called           nell, whose fiance knows
   TORONTO (CP) — Falcon-          cents over the day on the                 2006: 1.21         2005: 0.57          and the talks that we’ve had     Brookfield Asset Management          Steinke. “They showed no
bridge Ltd. (TSX:FAL.LV)           Toronto Stock Exchange,                                                          have been very positive, and I   (TSX:BAM) — $2 billion for a         expression — they just had
boosted its first-quarter prof-    suggesting that shareholders          Revenues (US$ billions)                    would see us coming to a         19.9 per cent stake in Falcon-       blank stares.”
its by 163 per cent on higher      are still expecting a higher              2006: 2.86         2005: 1.89          conclusion along those lines,”   bridge.                                 Steinke, slumped into a
metal prices as it waits to see    bid.                                                                             he said.                           Xstrata paid $28 per share         courtroom bench and had to
whether Inco Ltd.’s increas-          On a conference call, an                                               CP
                                                                                                                      European authorities will      for the stake, and signed a          be admonished by provin-
ingly expensive takeover offer     analyst noted that Falcon-                                                       have to render a decision by     deal agreeing that if it offers      cial court Judge Darwin
will go through.                   bridge’s share price has con-                                                    July 12, he said, while Inco’s   to pay more than $28 for fur-        Greaves to stand.
   Falconbridge executives         sistently traded about 10 per      ducer.                                        current offer for Falconbridge   ther Falconbridge shares                The matter was adjourned
largely dismissed the idea         cent above Inco’s offer, but         Falconbridge chief execu-                   expires June 30.                 before May 15, it must give          for the day and two more
Tuesday that Inco’s bid could      executives said the deal con-      tive Derek Pannell said the                     “Hopefully, we would get       the difference to Brascan.           court appearances were set
be thwarted, although its          tinues to make sense.              two miners are still working                  something sooner,” Pannell         Observers believe that if          for next week. The girl’s next
investors appear to be hold-          If Inco’s acquisition goes      with American and European                    said. “If we do not, it would    Xstrata is going to try to           court appearance will be
ing out for another offer.         through, the two Toronto-          competition regulators on a                   be Inco’s decision, but I        thwart Inco’s bid, it will do so     May 1 and Steinke’s May 2.
   At Inco’s closing share price   based miners will become the       remedy to address concerns                    would imagine that they          after May 15.                                           See VICTIM / A2
of $63.39, the miner’s cash-       world’s biggest nickel pro-        that the merged Inco would                    would want to extend their                          See FALCO / A2




Laughren to reach out to unhappy citizens
If approved by council, former MPP will deal with concerns of those upset with amalgamation
      BY DENIS ST. PIERRE          forming a “community solu-                              team of vol-             areas have expressed a desire    ing problems.”
         The Sudbury Star          tions team” to tackle the                               unteers      to          for the city to be more            The mayor’s motion comes
                                   disaffection of many resi-                              “conduct an              responsive to their needs,”      amidst a grassroots, anti-
  With an anti-amalgamation        dents with the amalgamated                              extensive pub-           Courtemanche’s motion            amalgamation campaign that
movement spreading in              city.                                                   lic consulta-            states.                          reportedly has garnered sup-
Greater Sudbury’s outlying           To lead the way in the                                tion that will             “Municipal       services,     port from a few thousand res-
communities, Mayor Dave            imposing task, the mayor is                             identify issues          bylaws and policies should       idents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    PHOTO SUPPLIED TO THE STAR
Courtemanche says it is time       calling on Floyd Laughren,                              and recom-               reflect the unique needs and       At least five community
to    “take     a   proactive      the former Nickel Belt MPP          Laughren            mend solu-               issues facing outlying           meetings have been held to           Marc Richardson, 41, his
approach” to the concerns of       and deputy premier in                                   tions to city            areas,” it adds. “City coun-     date, including a meeting            wife Debra and son Jacob
disgruntled citizens.              Ontario’s New Democratic                                council     by           cil should take a proactive      Monday night that attracted          (not pictured), were mur-
  In a motion to be debated        government of 1990-’95.            January 2007.”                                approach to addressing           about 120 residents of Valley        dered Sunday in Medicine
tonight by city council,             Courtemanche’s motion              It is time for council to rec-              these issues by identifying      East and Capreol.                    Hat. Marc is from Sudbury,
Courtemanche proposes              calls for Laughren to lead a       ognize “residents in outlying                 practical solutions to exist-                      See TEAM / A2      and his father still lives here.


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