Saskatchewan’s premier is headed to La Loche.
Brad Wall along with Regina MP and federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale along with two cabinet ministers, FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron and First Nations Grand Chief Perry Bellegarde will travel to La Loche on Sunday to meet with local leaders to ask what is needed in resources both now and in the future in the wake of a Friday shooting that killed four people and wounded many others at two different locations.
Wall spoke to reporters at the provincial legislature on Saturday afternoon as he still tries to come to grips with the tragic events.
“Every day in Saskatchewan, we send our kids to school because it’s a safe place for them to learn and to grow”, Wall said. “To have the lives and the futures of these students and staff cut short by this unspeakably horrible event is really unimaginable.”
While Wall and others will be in La Loche Sunday, NDP MLA Buckley Belanger, who serves the small community of 3,000 people, and leader Cam Broten are already there. Using his Twitter account on Saturday afternoon, Broten said “I’m inspired by their strength and love, but heartbroken by the reality they’re facing.”
A 17 year old boy has been charged with four counts of first degree murder in the deaths of 13 year old Dayne Fontaine and 17 year old Drayden Fontaine whose bodies were found in a home in the tiny community of 3, 000 located about six hours northwest of Saskatoon while 21 year old Marie Janvier and 35 year old Adam Wood were shot inside the school.
The boy can not be named because of his age.