By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Cindy Gladue is not to be remembered as a victim, says her family, but as a woman with a “joyful, loving spirit.” Gladue, 36, a Cree and Metis woman, was killed in an Edmonton hotel room in June 2011. Ontario trucker Bradley Barton was convicted in 2021 of manslaughter in her death and sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison. Barton appealed his conviction and sentence. That appeal had been scheduled to be heard in Edmonton earlier this week. However, a power outage in the south tower of the Edmonton Law Courts Jan. 3 forced an indefinite postponement of the hearing. Barton’s case went through two trials and was appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, which ordered a new trial. “As the Supreme
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