Kathy Gallant

Police escort the youth into the Government of Saskatchewan building where court was held in La Loche this morning.
Police escort the youth into the Government of Saskatchewan building where court was held in La Loche this morning. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Reactions mixed as La Loche shooter sentenced as adult

By Kathy Gallant
February 23, 2018 - 3:18pm

A jam-packed courtroom in La Loche heard Judge McIvor’s decision today: The now 20-year-old shooter who killed four people and injured seven others in La Loche in January 2016 will be sentenced as an adult on March 16, 2018 in Meadow Lake.

A candle bearing Kegan McCallum's name at a vigil for the teen who was killed earlier this week.
A candle bearing Kegan McCallum's name at a vigil for the teen who was killed earlier this week. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Vigil honours shooting victim’s memory

By Kathy Gallant
November 17, 2017 - 10:18am

Family, friends, and community members gathered Thursday evening in Meadow Lake to remember Kegan McCallum by participating in a candlelight vigil walk. The 17-year-old died in hospital Monday, Nov. 13 after being shot in a home on Meadow Lake’s west side.

The home where Kegan McCallum was fatally shot on Monday, Nov. 13.
The home where Kegan McCallum was fatally shot on Monday, Nov. 13. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

15-year-old charged with manslaughter after fatal shooting

By Kathy Gallant
November 16, 2017 - 2:16pm

15-year-old teen known to the youth who was shot to death was arrested this morning and charged with manslaughter.

The youth, who cannot be named due to provisions under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is also charged with possession of a loaded prohibited firearm and public mischief.

La Loche Mayor Robert St. Pierre speaks to media outside of the courthouse in Meadow Lake.
La Loche Mayor Robert St. Pierre speaks to media outside of the courthouse in Meadow Lake. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

La Loche shooter: Sentencing delayed, no final date set

By Kathy Gallant
September 1, 2017 - 2:22pm

The court case of a La Loche teen who shot 11 people in January 2016, killing four and injuring seven is now adjourned until Monday, Sept. 11, when Judge Janet McIvor will fix a final date for sentencing. 

Today, it was announced that former Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang has been appointed to the bench as a judge.
Today, it was announced that former Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang has been appointed to the bench as a judge. file photo/meadowlakeNOW Staff

La Loche shooting case delayed as Crown prosecutor appointed to become a judge

By Kathy Gallant
September 1, 2017 - 10:07am

Proceedings in the sentencing hearing for the shootings in La Loche were set to resume this morning, but have now been delayed as former Crown prosecutor Lloyd Stang has been appointed to the bench as a judge. Further Crown cross-examination will take place on Monday, Sept. 11.

A vigil set up just off the school grounds to honour those killed in La Loche.
A vigil set up just off the school grounds to honour those killed in La Loche. file photo/meadowlakeNOW Staff

La Loche shooter diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

By Kathy Gallant
August 25, 2017 - 12:26pm Updated: August 25, 2017 - 2:40pm

Final arguments are on hold in the sentencing hearing for a La Loche male youth who shot 11 people in January 2016, killing four and injuring seven. This comes after two defence witness diagnosed the shooter with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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