No decision yet on whether La Loche, Sask. school will be torn down

The northern Saskatchewan school where nine people were shot Friday could be torn down if that's what the community of La Loche requests.

See Full Article

Donna Johnson, assistant deputy minister with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, said no decisions have been made yet about the fate of the high school.

The acting mayor of La Loche and others have called for the school to be torn down and rebuilt.

"We understand their need and we're committed to ensure that the school going forward is part of the community's healing process," Johnson said from Regina on Monday.

The government will consult with the community about what's to be done with the school.

"We'll work with them together to determine what plan will go forward to ensure there is a school facility that meets the community's needs."

A 17-year-old boy is expected to appear in court in Meadow Lake, Sask., this afternoon. The teen, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder.

A teacher and an aide were shot during an eight-minute period at the La Loche high school on Friday. Seven people were injured.

Two brothers were also shot to death at a home in La Loche prior to the school shooting.

The youth is also charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Both schools in the community are shut indefinitely as the elementary school is being used as crisis response centre. The province said victim support staff are on hand in the community, as well as the hospital where the injured were taken.

The ministry of health would not provide an update on the condition of the shooting victims citing patient privacy.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Manitoba minister won't say whether ban on night hunting is on the table

    Canada News CTV News
    WINNIPEG -- The Manitoba government refused to say Tuesday whether it will try to ban indigenous hunting at night -- a move that would appease municipal leaders and anger indigenous groups. Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox emerged from a 40-minute meeting with reeves from several communities in western Manitoba to say the government plans to bring both sides to the table in the near future and try to work out an agreement. Source
  • ThyssenKrupp fined $375,000 after man's elevator injury

    Canada News CTV News
    TORONTO -- An unapologetic ThyssenKrupp Canada was fined $375,000 on Tuesday, as the prosecution had urged, for a potentially fatal breach of elevator safety laws in which a man was injured. In passing sentence, Ontario court Judge Mindy Avrich-Skapinker said the Crown's request for the "really low" fine -- well short of the maximum $2 million -- had caught her off guard. Source
  • Senior military officer not suspended due to national security concerns: Sajjan

    Canada News CTV News
    OTTAWA -- Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has ruled out national security concerns following the sudden suspension last week of the military's second-highest-ranking officer. Government and military officials have been tight-lipped since Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was abruptly stripped of his responsibilities on Jan. Source
  • All 6 dead in helicopter crash in central Italy

    World News CTV News
    CAMPO FELICE, Italy -- A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes slammed into a mountainside in central Italy Tuesday, killing all six people aboard in a new tragedy to hit a region already hobbled by a series of earthquakes, paralyzing snowfall and a deadly avalanche. Source
  • Russian models face Dubai hotel ban over raunchy pics

    World News Toronto Sun
    Scantily clad Russian models are facing a ban from a Dubai hotel over revealing selfies. The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is taking exception to the naughty pics, which were taken in $1,500-a-night suites and splashed onto Instagram. Source
  • Man, 70, robbed bank to get away from wife

    World News Toronto Sun
    “Bet she didn’t tell you why her husband went there [jail]?” “How come?” “To get away from Jeannie!” -- Henry Hill explains to his wife a criminal confederate’s motives for going to prison in GoodFellas. Taking a page from Goodfellas, Lawrence Ripple wanted to get away from his wife too. Source
  • Vlogger Jenny McDermott on ‘kill all men and male babies’ video: just kidding...

    World News Toronto Sun
    An American video blogger who posted a video calling for followers to “kill all men” claims she was “joking” following a social media firestorm. Jenny McDermott posted the outrageous video on her YouTube channel last July but it’s resurfaced after another YouTube user uploaded an edited version of her video -- and people are angrier than ever. Source
  • Ex-porn star Jameson claims Bill Maher’s a ‘p---y grabber’

    World News Toronto Sun
    Former porn queen Jenna Jameson is slamming liberal stalwart Bill Maher, saying the talk show host “fits right in with us ‘p---- grabbers'”. Jameson – star of such sexxx-rated fare as Janine Loves Jenna, Rump Rangers and Saturday Night Beaver – took exception to Maher criticizing President Donald Trump. Source
  • N.B. police raid illegal marijuana stores

    Canada News CTV News
    SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Police raided six medical marijuana dispensaries in the Saint John area today, saying they know federal legal changes are coming but the New Brunswick stores are operating illegally for now. Six stores were raided by officers from the city police and nearby forces. Source
  • Rejecting Keystone XL chance for Trudeau to stand up to Trump: Mulcair

    Canada News CBC News
    NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project would be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's first opportunity to stand up to newly minted U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump has moved to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines —projects shot down by the previous U.S. Source