At least 2 dead in northern Saskatchewan school shooting, source tells CP

RCMP officers have detained a suspect after reports of a gunman inside a school in northern Saskatchewan.

A source told The Canadian Press that at least two people were killed.

See Full Article

The incident happened at Dene High School in La Loche, a remote town about 600 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

A STARS air ambulance from Saskatoon was dispatched to the La Loche area, according to the organization's Twitter account.

RCMP have not released details, but Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall posted a statement on Facebook about “horrific events.”

Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche. My thoughts and prayers are with all...

Posted by Brad Wall on Friday, January 22, 2016

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair expressed condolences for those “affected by the shooting.”

My thoughts are with those affected by the shooting at La Loche Community School and @GeorginaNDP whose family members are at the school.

— Tom Mulcair (@ThomasMulcair) January 22, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to comment on the incident from Davos, Switzerland.

With files from CTV Saskatoon



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Nova Scotia woman recovering from 'unbearable' bite from unknown bug

    Canada News CTV News
    WARNING: This story contains graphic images that may disturb some readers. Although she didn’t feel it at first, Lily Doubleday is still recovering a week after she was bitten on the leg by an unknown insect. Source
  • US says some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

    World News Toronto Sun
    SINGAPORE — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, a day after the warship’s collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing. Source
  • Buddy the blind sea lion goes to Los Angeles Zoo

    World News Toronto Sun
    LOS ANGELES — He’s big and he’s loud. A nearly 700-pound blind California sea lion named Buddy has taken up residence at the Los Angeles Zoo, where his vocalizations can be heard throughout the 133-acre (54-hectare) facility. Source
  • Missouri prepares to execute Marcellus Williams despite new DNA evidence suggesting possible innocence

    World News Toronto Sun
    ST. LOUIS — Attorneys for a Missouri inmate scheduled for execution Tuesday warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man. Marcellus Williams, 48, was convicted of fatally stabbing former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle during a 1998 robbery at her home in the suburb of University City. Source
  • Sailors' remains found after U.S. warship collision

    World News CBC News
    The commander of the U.S. Pacific fleet says a number of remains of navy sailors have been found in a compartment of USS John McCain, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing. Source
  • Ambushed Ohio judge returns fire outside courthouse

    World News CTV News
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Source
  • North Korea has been following Trump’s ‘rubbish’ Twitter feed: “Weird articles of his ego-driven thoughts’

    World News Toronto Sun
    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Tuesday described President Donald Trump as a leader who frequently tweets “weird articles of his ego-driven thoughts” and “spouts rubbish” to give his assistants a hard time. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency made the comments in response to tough talk in Washington and Seoul over threats posed by Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. Source
  • Instant divorce among Muslims unlawful, Indian court rules

    World News CBC News
    ?India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The five senior judges of different faiths deliberated for three months before issuing an order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through the practice known as triple talaq. Source
  • Dozens injured, none life-threatening, in train crash

    World News CTV News
    UPPER DARBY, Pa. -- A regional rail train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator, a regional rail spokeswoman said. Rail spokeswoman Heather Redfern said none of the 42 people hurt in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries. Source
  • Dozens injured in Philadelphia train crash

    World News CTV News
    UPPER DARBY, Pa. -- A regional rail train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday morning, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator, a regional rail spokeswoman said. Rail spokeswoman Heather Redfern said none of the 42 people hurt in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries. Source