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National Column: This time, La Loche must stay in our focus – MorinvilleNews.com

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016222 Views

Now, we can place La Loche on a map.

It took a tragedy of unspeakable proportion for the tiny northern Saskatchewan community to burst into Canadian sensibilities, but it has lived tragedy time and time again.

That most Canadians knew nothing about that until a multiple shooting shook the country Friday speaks to the isolation, the invisibility and the gap in services in so many remote First Nations communities in this country.

Had Friday’s shootings happened in Surrey or Scarborough we might be talking gun control again. That the shootings happened in a Dene community in our north, a community without a hotel, a restaurant, a

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