Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Teen couple shot to death in Alberta



CBC is reporting that "The people of Whitefish Lake First Nation, along with friends and family from across Alberta and across the country, have come together this week to mourn two teenagers shot to death on their remote reserve north of Lesser Slave Lake. Cory Grey and Dylan Laboucan both had graduated Grade 12 and planned to leave the reserve this week for Slave Lake, where they had rented an apartment and had been accepted to attend Northern Lakes College."

"Grey lived with Laboucan and his parents in a trailer on the reserve. On Saturday, July 23, Laboucan, 17, was found unconscious in front of that trailer by a cousin who lived nearby. The cousin drove to a nearby home to call 911, and when he returned Laboucan's body was gone. Grey was nowhere to be found. The community mobilized within hours to search for the teens. Laboucan was found on Monday, and Grey on Tuesday - their bodies dumped on well sites a few kilometres apart. RCMP are investigating their deaths as a double homicide."

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  1. an article regarding these deaths were not too flattering regarding the RCMP's willingness to get with the agenda at an earlier time, than they did. Just another case of the RCMP just being a tad too slow when it comes to First Nations people.

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    1. It's a tragic story. I'm not sure what the RCMP could have done to prevent it but it does sound like an impoverished reservation. Tragic that this wonderful couple were cut down right when they were rising up and making something out of their life.

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    2. It the delay the RCMP engaged in before they started actually looking for the young couple. The people in the band started searching themselves first. RCMP as usual was some where behind.

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  2. BTW Sheila Scott is reporting that five new commissioners have been chosen for a new missing women's inquiry:
    https://twitter.com/Sheila_Scott/status/760966608646844416?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email&iid=5d9627fe402c4f71902943e6bc000790&uid=160900442&nid=244+272699393

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    1. Why don't we save the millions that will be squandered on experts . And give these poor reservations some water wells roads and schools . Maybe some good lighting and safe streets . It's not rocket surgery.

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    2. Indeed. Sadly a lot of the money spent on First Nations doesn't actually go to help the members on the reservations.
      http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/267309-tax-free-chief-of-90-member-first-nation-may-be-canadas-highest-paid-politician

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    3. The money includes what is paid to those working at the federal department and those who run the various bands. The federal government which is required to sign off on all of this really doesn't monitor it unless they don't like the band chief.

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  3. Apparently a suspect is in custody.

    http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/suspect-in-custody-for-slaying-of-whitefish-lake-first-nation-teen-couple/ar-BBvwM1F?srcref=rss&ocid=OLCONUA

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