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Saskatchewan school shooting: La Loche official says youth support desperately needed

 


Community workers in the village of La Loche, Sask. say their young people desperately need a place they can call their own.

While the northern Saskatchewan community has recently gained international attention as the site of a school shooting that killed four people, La Loche has been plagued by youth suicide, violence and addiction for decades.

"For far too long, we've been a forgotten people," said Connie Cheecham, human resources co-ordinator for the community of La Loche. "And the only way government pays attention is if they discover uranium mining or some sort of resource development. That's the only way they know that La Loche does exist."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/la-loche-youth-centre-saskatchewan-school-shooting-1.3418721

 

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