La Loche News

The first week of the La Loche shooter sentencing wrapped up Friday, but it will be affecting the community for much longer.

As sentencing hearing continues, La Loche still coping

By 650 CKOM May 19, 2017 - 8:26pm Updated: May 19, 2017 - 8:36pm

More supports are being sent to La Loche to help them deal with the gruesome details coming out in the sentencing hearing for the shooter convicted of last January's massacre...

A small memorial in front of Dene High School in La Loche on Feb. 12, 2016.

Sister of shooting victim demands more help for La Loche

By 650 CKOM February 8, 2017 - 12:54pm Updated: February 8, 2017 - 1:19pm

A Toronto woman is speaking out in support of the small Northern Saskatchewan community where her brother died in a mass shooting.

Caitlin Wood's brother Adam was among...

A January 2016 photo of a makeshift memorial in front of Dene High School in La Loche, Sask. following a shooting that killed two people and wounded seven others.  Two brothers were also killed in a home near the school.

Classes cancelled as La Loche continues to grieve

By 650 CKOM January 23, 2017 - 7:46am Updated: January 23, 2017 - 7:46am

There are no classes in La Loche Monday in the wake of a sombre anniversary.  On Sunday, the remote community privately marked one year since a shooting that killed two staff...

Four people died and seven more were wounded in a pair of shootings in La Loche on Jan. 22, 2016.

RCMP commander in charge of La Loche response praises officers, community

By Bryn Levy January 18, 2017 - 2:40pm Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:40pm

The RCMP inspector who served as incident commander during the La Loche shooting is praising the many people whose actions helped save lives that day.

Sunday will mark...

Members of the La Loche community honour the victims of the deadly mass shooting days after the tragedy on Jan. 22, 2016.

Province says assistance may take years to show results in La Loche

By Chris Vandenbreekel January 13, 2017 - 4:08pm Updated: January 13, 2017 - 4:08pm

The results may not be immediate in La Loche, but the help is there.

That was the response from provincial minister of First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs Donna...

A memorial along a fence in front of the La Loche Community School's Dene High School building.

Sask. teen pleads guilty to deadly shooting in La Loche

By 650 CKOM October 28, 2016 - 2:24pm Updated: October 30, 2016 - 11:26am

A teen has admitted to killing four people at a high school and in a home in northern Saskatchewan.

The boy, who can't be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has...

Teacher Nathan Peardon stands outside his new classroom at Dene High School in La Loche, Sask..

Teachers, students start new year at La Loche Community School

By JT Marshall September 4, 2016 - 2:43pm Updated: September 6, 2016 - 10:52am

The tight-knit community of La Loche will try to move on from tragedy when a new school year starts Tuesday.

The community was shaken on Jan. 22 when a gunman killed two...

Matthew Herman, 22, was the victim of a fatal stabbing in Saskatoon on April 16, 2016.

Saskatoon murder victim latest tragedy for La Loche

By Brent Bosker April 20, 2016 - 11:58am Updated: April 20, 2016 - 1:21pm

Friends and family are remembering Saskatoon's latest murder victim as an outgoing person who had a passion for hockey.

Matthew Herman, 22, was the victim of a fatal...

"Reclaiming Our School"walk pauses near Ducharme elementary

La Loche bands together as their high school re-opens

By Bryn Levy February 24, 2016 - 6:07pm Updated: February 24, 2016 - 9:26pm

The community of La Loche held a walk Wednesday to mark the re-opening of the Dene High School building, one month after a mass shooting.

Both the high school and the...

La Loche teachers back in classroom one month after school shooting

By 650 CKOM February 22, 2016 - 6:16am Updated: February 23, 2016 - 1:17pm

Exactly a month after a deadly school shooting, teachers in La Loche are returning to the building where seven people were injured and two instructors were killed.


A small memorial in front of Dene High School in La Loche

Staff returning to La Loche high school Feb. 22

By 980 CJME February 12, 2016 - 12:43pm Updated: February 12, 2016 - 12:45pm

The Northern Lights School Division is putting more plans in place as to when the La Loche high school will reopen following last month's deadly shooting.

Two of the...

A small memorial in front of Dene High School in LA Loche. January 23 2016

Mayor changes plea for La Loche school demolition

By 650 CKOM February 11, 2016 - 3:16pm Updated: February 11, 2016 - 3:33pm

A few short weeks ago, the mayor of La Loche announced he wanted to see the town's high school torn down to help the community heal after a tragic shooting.

Two of the...