Candle vigil brings missing persons case to light

first_imgPhoto: Around 100 residents march to the New Frontier Bar to help bring Abigail Andrews back home – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca Photo: Residents leave their candles burning outside of the New Frontier Bar on Wednesday evening – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca Once inside the bar, a photo slideshow displayed pictures of Abigail, and Connie Greyeyes sang a song called “Women’s Warrior.”Cobbett says Abigail’s parents didn’t attend the event because it was too difficult for them.Abigail’s brother, Judah Andrews, says he was surprised with the amount of people who took part in the vigil.[asset|aid=2863|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=780eea9fc047170c8a3185aac2358c83-Judah 1_1_Pub.mp3] Police have released few details about the investigation to date.Advertisement By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – A sea of candles lit the way for more than 100 people who attended a vigil for a missing Fort St. John woman on Wednesday.It was an effort to shed light on Abigail Andrews’ disappearance. Abigail went missing on April 7th, and was last seen leaving her apartment on 99th avenue.Her aunt, Beth Cobbett, is pleading with the public, and is asking anyone with any bit of information to contact the RCMP. [asset|aid=2861|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=780eea9fc047170c8a3185aac2358c83-Beth Cobbett 1_1_Pub.mp3] Cobbett says Abigail’s disappearance is completely out of character, and the family believes foul play is involved.Advertisementcenter_img Vigil participants met in Centennial park, where candles were distributed and lit.The march led down 100th street, and eventually ended at the New Frontier Bar, where Abigail worked.Abigail’s cousin, Delilah Andrews disputes any claims that Abigail was in with the wrong crowd. [asset|aid=2862|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=780eea9fc047170c8a3185aac2358c83-Delilah Andrews 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Abigail Andrews is described as six feet tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair. She has hazel eyes and a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back. She was last seen wearing a black mid-length, belted trench coat, dark pants and black sequined ballet flats.last_img read more

`Saw IV’ fright flick creates box office buzz

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Debuting at No. 2 was Disney’s “Dan in Real Life,” a romance starring Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche and Dane Cook that took in $12.1million. Overall Hollywood revenues declined for the sixth-straight weekend, though business was off only a fraction compared to the same weekend last year. The top-12 movies took in $86.1 million, down 2 percent, better results than the previous weeks, when business had fallen significantly more. The results for “Saw IV” were on par with the debut of “Saw III,” which pulled in $33.6 million over the same weekend last year. Since the original low-budget “Saw” became an out-of-nowhere fright sensation in 2004, Lionsgate has released a new chapter each October, all hits. “I would expect to see `Saw V’ next year, `Saw VI’ the year after that and `Saw VII’ the following year if they can keep it up,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “There’s just something inherently gruesome and compelling about these movies. I don’t know what that says about society in general, but it certainly works at the box office.” By David Germain THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The killer of the “Saw” franchise may be dead, but his sadistic spirit lives on. Lionsgate’s “Saw IV” led the weekend box office with $32.1 million, maintaining the horror franchise’s position as a Halloween perennial, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Saw IV” features post-mortem horrors concocted by the fiendish killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell, seen in flashbacks), whose autopsy turns up a cassette tape in his entrails that leads the cops into a new snare of torture puzzles the madman left behind. “Dan in Real Life” was the prime choice for the date crowd. The movie stars Carell as a widower raising three daughters who falls for his brother’s new girlfriend (Binoche) during a family reunion. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Media By Numbers LLC. Final figures will be released today. 1. “Saw IV,” $32.1 million. 2. “Dan in Real Life,” $12.1 million. 3. “30 Days of Night,” $6.7 million. 4. “The Game Plan,” $6.3 million. 5. “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?”, $5.7 million. 6. “Michael Clayton,” $5 million. 7. “Gone Baby Gone,” $3.9 million. 8. “The Comebacks,” $3.45 million. 9. “We Own the Night,” $3.4 million. 10. “Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas,” $3.35 million.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img