On what marks five years since the La Loche shooting, Premier Scott Moe released a statement commemorating the lives that were lost and the healing that he says is ongoing.
In the statement, he says everyone in the community has felt the impact of the tragedy, and the rest of the province has shared in their grief.
“During this time we also saw great courage, we saw compassion, we saw a community united and determined to recover and rebuild in the face of adversity that most of us could never imagine,” said Moe.
He says today is a day of remembrance for the victims, Dayne Fontaine, Drayden Fontaine, Marie Janvier, and Adam Wood.
“Today is also a day of reflection,” said Moe. “Reflection of the healing that has taken place over the past five-years, and the healing that will continue on.”
He continues to say there is a long road ahead and what was lost five years ago can never be recovered, adding the family and friends of the victims will always be in the hearts of the province as they continue to heal.
“I know the strength and resiliency of the people of La Loche will not only build a better tomorrow for future generations in Lac Loche, but you will be a beacon of hope for future generations across Saskatchewan,” said Moe.