Manitoba names lake after RCMP officer killed in the line of duty

WINNIPEG -- The Manitoba government has named a northern lake after an RCMP officer who was killed in the line of duty.

See Full Article

The body of water, about 45 kilometres north of Flin Flon, has been named Lake Strongquill.

It commemorates RCMP Const. Dennis Strongquill, who was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop in 2001.

The shooting led to a 14-hour search that ended at a hotel near Wolseley, Saskatchewan, when a gun battle erupted and one of three suspects was killed.

RCMP assistant commissioner Kevin Brosseau told a ceremony that Strongquill dedicated his life and 20-year career to protecting people.

Manitoba Attoney General Gord Mackintosh said naming a lake after Strongquill will help ensure that his name lives on.

Manitoba has named thousands of lakes, islands and other geographic locations after people -- most of them soldiers killed in war.

The province has also honoured others in the same way, such as hockey star Jonathan Toews, the Queen's six grandchildren and Manitoba residents who have helped in community development.

"Const. Strongquill dedicated his life to protecting the people of Manitoba and making our communities safer," Brosseau said at a ceremony Monday.

"The naming of Lake Strongquill is a humbling honour and will ensure that his sacrifice is never forgotten."



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Liberation of Mosul 'imminent,' ISIS days numbered: UN envoy

    World News CTV News
    The liberation of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul "is imminent" and the days of the Islamic State extremist group's self-declared caliphate "are numbered," the U.N. envoy for Iraq said Monday. But Jan Kubis told the Security Council that despite progress, fighting remains "a tremendous challenge" because IS fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in "a last-gasp effort that reveals little more than the inherent inhuman barbarity of the terrorists. Source
  • Canadian officials express concern, solidarity after deadly explosion in U.K.

    Canada News CTV News
    OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians "are shocked by the news of the horrific attack in Manchester." Canadians are shocked by the news of the horrific attack in Manchester tonight. Please keep the victims & their families in your thoughts. Source
  • Military to help displaced residents of flooded Labrador town

    Canada News CTV News
    HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. -- Ottawa is sending military assistance to help the displaced residents of a flooded-ravaged town in central Labrador. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the federal government is stepping in to respond to the severe flooding in Mud Lake. Source
  • Police: Manchester concert explosions treated as a 'terrorist incident' [Photos] [Video]

    World News Toronto Sun
    LONDON — Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured. There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena. Source
  • Brazil's Temer says he will only leave office if forced

    World News CTV News
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer says he will only leave office if forced out because stepping down would be an admission of guilt in a corruption scandal that has led to growing calls for his ouster. Source
  • Explosions reported at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

    World News Toronto Sun
    LONDON — Several people have died following reports of an explosion Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England, police said. A representative said the singer was not injured. There were no immediate details of what happened during the concert by the American singer, but police advised the public to avoid the area around the Manchester Arena. Source
  • 'Unbelievable': Dozens swarm dock where sea lion grabbed girl, despite warnings

    Canada News CBC News
    On Saturday, a girl was yanked off a dock in Richmond, B.C. by a California sea lion. Moments before, her family had thrown bread to the animal. Video of the incident has been viewed more than 14 million times. Source
  • First World War replica bi-plane squadron to fly coast-to-coast

    Canada News CTV News
    Allan Snowie admits his goggles did “mist up” on his first pass over the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in a First World War replica bi-plane ahead of the recent 100th anniversary of the pivotal battle. Source
  • This international student gets hard lesson in personal safety after 'brazen' purse snatching

    Canada News CBC News
    An international student got a tough lesson in personal safety after her purse was snatched amid the bustle of a busy brewery over the weekend in what police are calling a brazen theft. Areum An, 30, did what many were doing over the weekend — catching up with a friend at a restaurant over some beers. Source
  • 'Ultranationalist' group, worried about illegal crossings, monitors Quebec-U.S. border

    Canada News CBC News
    Over the holiday weekend, while many Quebecers were enjoying some overdue sunshine, a dozen people worried about lax border controls gathered in the woods near Hemingford, Que., in the hopes of staring down asylum seekers. Source