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'It hurts every day,' says grandfather of baby killed in Saskatoon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joel Willick   
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:48

Jeff Longman, grandfather of Nikosis Jace Cantre, speaks to reporters outside a Saskatoon courtroom. Photo by Joel Willick.

It was an emotional morning for the grandfather of a baby who was killed in Saskatoon.

Jeff Longman broke into tears outside a Saskatoon courtroom this morning just after a court appearance for the 17 year-old girl accused of killing his grandson.

"It hurts every day, every morning when I wake up, I pray to the creator that my baby is okay," he said

Officers found six-week-old, Nikosis Jace Cantre injured at a home on July 3.

The boy later died in hospital and a 16-year-old girl was charged with second-degree murder and escaping lawful custody.

She made a brief appearance by video at a Saskatoon courtroom Wednesday morning, where her matter was adjourned to October 12th, when a plea is expected to be entered.

The Grandfather of Nikosis, Jeff Longman, says the whole court process has been very difficult for him and the rest of the family.

"It brings back the nightmare on the day it happened, it brings back that memory every day," he said. "There's nothing that can cure the pain on my heart from the loss of my grandson."

Several friends and family were at the courthouse wearing shirts saying "Justice for Nikosis."

Longman says it means a lot to see that support, but in the end, all he wants is justice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:33
Teen facing charges after shooting incident in La Ronge area PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith   
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:40

File photo.

A 16-year-old has been charged after a shooting incident in the La Ronge area earlier this month.

Police say the charges include reckless discharge of a firearm, assault with a weapon and breach of undertaking.

He is scheduled to appear again in court Thursday.

On the morning of September 11th, RCMP were called out to the Lac Lac Ronge Indian Band after someone fired a shot at a taxi cab.

There were no injuries reported, but police were looking for several people believed to be in the area at the time.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:45
West Wind grounds planes to conduct administrative review of records PDF Print E-mail
Written by Manfred Joehnck   
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:49

Photo courtesy of westwindaviation.ca

West Wind Aviation has grounded its fleet while it does an administrative review to make sure all pilot training records are up-to-date and conform to Transport Canada safety standards.

Vice President, Dennis Baranieski, says it is not a safety concern, but it is a self-initiated review, involving hundreds of records to make sure all training has been documented and meets the latest regulations.

He says the company has 75 pilots that must undergo rigorous and ongoing training on hundreds of different flight operations.

He says the review could take a couple of days, or possibly a week or longer. He adds the time frame is not a concern to the airline.

"It's going to take as long as we think it’s going to take until we are comfortable the administrative side of this thing is sufficient for meeting our needs," he said. "It might take a day or two, or it might take a week."

While West Wind has grounded its flights, its subsidiary, Transwest Airlines, will make sure customer service is not disrupted.

West Wind is based out of Saskatoon and serves the province's north. It has an unblemished 33-year record and is considered to be one of the safest air services in the country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 11:01
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