Statement from Buckley Belanger, MLA for Athabasca

The tightly-knight community of La Loche is devastated today. The unimaginable horror and sorrow will leave a deep, lasting mark on the families of the victims, the teachers and children of the La Loche Community School and the entire community.

My prayers are with the victims, their families and friends, and all those who feel the trauma of this tragedy. My thanks to the brave teachers and staff at the school, to the RCMP and to the first responders. It’s now a time to pull together and support each other through this difficult time. Healing is a long journey, but we are strong.