Canada This Week: A mother's wish for compassion, celeb stuck in elevator and Mattea Roach returns to Jeopardy!

Canada This Week is a curated collection of some of the best stories published by CTV News journalists across the country this week.
September 18, 2022
Canada This Week

Canada This Week is a curated collection of some of the best stories published by CTV News journalists across the country this week. Here's what's been happening.

Mother's wish for compassion

A Guelph, Ont. family is grieving the loss of a 19-year-old who died after he was struck by a car while riding a motorcycle, and his mother is asking the community for compassion for the 17-year-old driver involved in the fatal crash.

Matthew Framst was killed while riding his motorcycle in Guelph, just a few blocks from where he lived.

"I was just going to bed and I heard sirens and something just hit me in the gut, and I knew," says Tania, Matthew's mother.

The driver of the SUV was not injured and has been charged with careless driving causing death. Tania is asking those who cared for Matt to show the young driver compassion.

"I don't think it was malicious and I think this person will have to live with this themselves and I don't want to bring further anything to this young person," she says.

Canadian 'Jeopardy!' champion returns

Canadian 'Jeopardy!' champion Mattea Roach has officially been named one of the contestants in the game show's Tournament of Champions.

Roach's impressive 23-game wining-streak came to an end in May after she lost to a woman from Georgia by just $1.

Roach is the only Canadian contestant listed in this Tournament of Champions season.

Anna Kendrick stuck in elevator

Anna Kendrick had a good excuse to be late for her TIFF appearance on Sunday night.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, the Oscar-nominated actor posted a light-hearted video on Instagram of herself stuck in a packed elevator.

"Ah, the classic. I'm behind schedule at this film festival because I had to be rescued from an elevator," excuse #TIFF22," she wrote.

A photo of a killer

There is still no sign of the man who murdered a Moncton teenager in the 1980s after he breached his parole and disappeared almost two weeks ago.

Now, the victim's sister says she has been told she can't post a recent photo of the killer on social media.

Laura Ann Davis was just 16 when she was shot and killed by Patrice Mailloux at her family's store on George Street in Moncton in1987.

Mailloux was convicted in the teen's death in 1988. He was eventually granted day parole in Quebec in 2016. However, Correctional Service of Canada has confirmed Mailloux breached the conditions of his day parole in Quebec on Sept. 1 and has been unlawfully at-large since.

The victim's sister, Brenda Davis, says she posted a recent photo of Mailloux on Facebook last week, but was asked to take it down by the CSC.

Royal B.C. Museum apologizes

The Royal British Columbia Museum apologized Tuesday and admitted for the first time that one of its artifacts is not, in fact, a centuries-old Indigenous stone monument, as museum curators had claimed. 

The stone carving was created five years ago by a Victoria hobbyist with no ties to local Indigenous culture, despite the museum's grand assertions about the stone's historic significance to the First Peoples of Vancouver Island.

The museum clung to that ancient-origin story until Tuesday, when staff met with the local carver in the museum's underground loading dock and forklifted the stone into the back of his car to finally take home.

In a letter of apology, museum CEO Alicia Dubois said she was "relieved and pleased" to see the artwork returned to its rightful owner.

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Canada This Week is curated by journalists Matthew Talbot and Adam Frisk and is published on Saturdays. Like what you see here? Get the latest local headlines whenever you want them from the Local Spotlight.

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