La Loche gets more help for police-based victims services

LA LOCHE, Sask. - A northern Saskatchewan community where a deadly school shooting occurred is getting more help to recover.

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The Ministry of Justice is giving an organization called North Sask. Victims Services $60,000 for a second police-based victim services position in La Loche.

A teacher and a teacher's aide were killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at the La Loche high school in January, and two teenage brothers were shot dead in a nearby home.

Victim services workers from throughout the North have been in La Loche to respond to an increased demand for help since the shooting.

Victim services employees work with police and provide information and support to help lessen the immediate and long-term effects felt by victims of crime.

Justice Minister Gordon Wyant says he knows more needs to be done to support La Loche in the shooting's aftermath.



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