Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Today's News: Continuing the story

The news is fast and furious today as the story about the mass stabbings at James Smith Cree Nation and the town of Weldon continues to be the most important news story in Saskatchewan. The Globe and Mail provides a summary of the victims identified so far
A mother of two, a 77-year-old widower and a crisis worker were the initial victims identified in the stabbing rampage that left 10 people dead and wounded at least 18. 
None of the deceased are children or infants, and the youngest victim was believed to be born in 1999, said Rhonda Blackmore, the commanding officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP. 
 At least nine of the 10 deceased are from the James Smith Cree Nation, and one is from the nearby town of Weldon. 
At least 15 of the 18 who were injured are also from the First Nation. 
RCMP said the attacks happened at 13 separate locations. 
Regarding the killers, Damien Sanderson was found murdered today at James Smith Cree Nation, but his brother Myles is still at large. It seems unlikely now that both men were actually in Regina on Sunday, but the hunt will continue.
Some beautiful memorials today on twitter:

Flags are flying at half mast across the country:

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