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Calgarians host vigil for victims and families affected by James Smith Cree Nation stabbings – Calgary
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Calgarians host vigil for victims and families affected by James Smith Cree Nation stabbings – Calgary

Calgarians of all backgrounds gathered at Olympic Plaza Friday evening for a candlelight vigil for the victims of and families affected by the mass stabbing at the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. The evening was marked with an honour song, traditional prayers from elders and speeches from various Treaty 7 Indigenous leaders. Jingle dancers proffered healing dances and the vigil concluded with a round dance.Organizer Alycia Two Bears said it was important for Treaty 7 residents to show unity with the Treaty 6 First Nation that suffered the deaths of nine victims (a tenth victim was from Weldon, Sask.) and two suspects, as well as injuries to 18 more people.READ MORE: Saskatchewan RCMP locate vehicle believed to be used by mass stabbing suspect“This is to help them with the...
Saskatchewan stabbing suspect was not considered a risk by parole board, report shows
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Saskatchewan stabbing suspect was not considered a risk by parole board, report shows

Seven months before the mass killing in rural Saskatchewan, a parole official ruled that the key suspect did not pose a danger and that releasing him would help him become a “law-abiding citizen.” A Parole Board of Canada decision dated Feb. 1 found that Myles Sanderson would “not present an undue risk,” and freeing him would “contribute to the protection of society” by facilitating his reintegration.“The Board is satisfied that your risk is manageable in the community, if you live with your [blacked out] maintain sobriety and employment, and continue with developing supports, including getting therapy,” the board wrote. Story continues below advertisement Sanderson became the subject of a massive police manhunt after 11 people were killed and 19 inju...