Saskatchewan

Colin Thatcher, former MLA of Saskatchewan and convicted murderer, walks out of the chamber after the speech from the throne at the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Premier Scott Moe has removed a member of the legislature’s duties after Lyle Stewart invited a notorious killer to watch the government’s throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Saskatchewan premier apologizes after killer invited to throne speech

Moe’s statement comes after originally refusing to apologize, saying he didn’t extend the invitation

 

Colin Thatcher walks out of the chamber after the speech from the throne at the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. A member of Saskatchewan’s legislative assembly is walking back comments he made after inviting a notorious convicted killer to sit in on the province’s tough-on-crime throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Saskatchewan legislature member says invite for killer to throne speech an ‘error’

Focus to crack down on crime, with Colin Thatcher’s attendance, drew quick reaction

 

Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore poses for a photo after an interview with the Canadian Press at RCMP “F” Division in Regina, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

‘Some heroes wear moccasins:’ Saskatchewan stabbing victims died helping others

‘They didn’t think of their own safety and they put themselves in harm’s way’

Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore poses for a photo after an interview with the Canadian Press at RCMP “F” Division in Regina, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone

Saskatchewan RCMP say one suspect killed everyone in rampage, including brother

Damien Sanderson did not kill anyone during the rampage and was killed by his own brother

Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone
Joyce and Earl Burns are shown in this photo. Earl Burns died in the stabbing attacks and his wife, Joyce Burns, is recovering in a Saskatoon hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mickey Djuric

‘Starting to heal’: Victim of Saskatchewan mass stabbing wakes in hospital a widow

Joyce Burns recently regained consciousness after attack that killed her husband Earl Burns

Joyce and Earl Burns are shown in this photo. Earl Burns died in the stabbing attacks and his wife, Joyce Burns, is recovering in a Saskatoon hospital. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mickey Djuric
Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Saskatchewan’s chief coroner says two public inquests are to be held following a deadly stabbing rampage northeast of Saskatoon earlier this month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone

Inquests to be held into Saskatchewan stabbings, death of suspect in custody

One will focus on stabbing victims, the other on the death of suspect Myles Sanderson

Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Saskatchewan’s chief coroner says two public inquests are to be held following a deadly stabbing rampage northeast of Saskatoon earlier this month.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Geraldine Malone
Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation is to speak the day after the suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage died after being taken into police custody. Myles Sanderson went into medical distress shortly after being arrested Wednesday, bringing an end to a four-day manhunt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

‘Here to forgive’: Victims’ families, Indigenous leaders gather after mass stabbing

Representatives of First Nations, the province and the RCMP express condolences, promise support

Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation is to speak the day after the suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage died after being taken into police custody. Myles Sanderson went into medical distress shortly after being arrested Wednesday, bringing an end to a four-day manhunt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation is to speak the day after the suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage died after being taken into police custody. Myles Sanderson went into medical distress shortly after being arrested Wednesday, bringing an end to a four-day manhunt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Chief to speak after mass stabbing suspect dies following four-day manhunt

Wally Burns scheduled to speak alongside other First Nations leaders in the community this morning

Police and investigators are seen at the side of the road outside Rosthern, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. The chief of a Saskatchewan First Nation is to speak the day after the suspect in a deadly stabbing rampage died after being taken into police custody. Myles Sanderson went into medical distress shortly after being arrested Wednesday, bringing an end to a four-day manhunt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

RCMP say suspect in Saskatchewan killings died after arrest

Myles Sanderson, wanted in a deadly mass stabbing rampage, found near Rosthern, Sask.

An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Victim of Saskatchewan stabbings described as “hero and true matriarch”

‘She was protecting her son, she was protecting three little boys’

An RCMP officer interacts with a driver at a police roadblock in James Smith Cree Nation, Sask., on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. A manhunt for the fugitive suspect in the Saskatchewan mass killing continues today after a tense police search yesterday came up empty. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as six-foot-one and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

RCMP come up empty after tip in search for Saskatchewan stabbing suspect

Police release names of 10 victims killed in Labour Day rampage

Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as six-foot-one and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as six-foot-one and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Possible sighting of stabbing suspect on Saskatchewan First Nation, RCMP say

Myles Sanderson accused in a deadly series of stabbings that happened northeast of Saskatoon

Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as six-foot-one and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Investigators examine the crime scene near a memorial of flowers outside the home of Wes Petterson in Weldon, Saskatchewan, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Petterson, 77, was killed in a series of stabbings in the area on Sunday. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)

Ex-Mountie says hunt for stabbing suspect complicated by vast open space of Prairies

Police continue to search for 30-year-old Myles Sanderson following Saskatchewan rampage

Investigators examine the crime scene near a memorial of flowers outside the home of Wes Petterson in Weldon, Saskatchewan, Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Petterson, 77, was killed in a series of stabbings in the area on Sunday. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)
Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as 6 foot one inch tall and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP

Past drug, alcohol use had caused stabbing suspect to lose mind: parole document

RCMP have not said what motivated Saskatchewan attacks that left 10 people dead and 18 injured

Myles Sanderson, seen in a police handout photo, is described by police as 6 foot one inch tall and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Police say Sanderson, who has a violent criminal record and is considered dangerous, remains on the loose, but he may be injured. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP
Investigators with protective equipment enter a house in a crime scene in Weldon, Sask., Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Saskatchewan RCMP has confirmed that there are 10 dead while 15 are injured following the stabbings that occurred at James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon in Saskatchewan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

VIDEO: Suspect in Saskatchewan stabbing rampage found dead, brother still at large

Police say he had visible injuries that were not self-inflicted

Investigators with protective equipment enter a house in a crime scene in Weldon, Sask., Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Saskatchewan RCMP has confirmed that there are 10 dead while 15 are injured following the stabbings that occurred at James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon in Saskatchewan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Damien and Myles Sanderson are shown in Saskatchewan RCMP handout photo. Police issued a province-wide alert in Saskatchewan Sunday morning with two suspects on the loose after multiple stabbings in James Smith Cree Nation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP

UPDATE: RCMP look for suspects after 10 dead, 18 injured in stabbings in Saskatchewan

Damien and Myles Sanderson are considered armed and dangerous

Damien and Myles Sanderson are shown in Saskatchewan RCMP handout photo. Police issued a province-wide alert in Saskatchewan Sunday morning with two suspects on the loose after multiple stabbings in James Smith Cree Nation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatchewan RCMP
Samwel Uko (right) was not given the proper service from the Saskatchewan Health Authority after going to a local hospital to seek help after suffering through a mental health issue. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Family says racism highlighted in inquest recommendations after drowning death of black B.C. man

Jury of six makes 20 recommendations to Saskatchewan Health Authority following public inquest

Samwel Uko (right) was not given the proper service from the Saskatchewan Health Authority after going to a local hospital to seek help after suffering through a mental health issue. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Premier Scott Moe speaks to the Canadian Press during a year-end interview at the Legislative Building in Regina on Tuesday Dec. 14, 2021. Saskatchewan Party government on Monday removed its two remaining pandemic health orders, which included mandatory masking in indoor public places. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Saskatchewan ends all COVID-19 health measures

Chief medical health officer says people who have not had a vaccine booster shot should get one

Premier Scott Moe speaks to the Canadian Press during a year-end interview at the Legislative Building in Regina on Tuesday Dec. 14, 2021. Saskatchewan Party government on Monday removed its two remaining pandemic health orders, which included mandatory masking in indoor public places. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
A nurse draws the vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Saskatchewan has lifted its public health order that required residents to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to enter most businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
A nurse draws the vaccine into a syringe at the Saskatoon Tribal Council run vaccination clinic inside SaskTel centre in Saskatoon, Sask., on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Saskatchewan has lifted its public health order that required residents to show a proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test to enter most businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis