Kathy Gallant

Phyllis Longobardi stands outside the Meadow Lake courthouse on Wednesday, May 17. She was shot on January 22, 2016.
Phyllis Longobardi stands outside the Meadow Lake courthouse on Wednesday, May 17. She was shot on January 22, 2016. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

La Loche shooter offered no explanation after guilty plea: Police

By Kathy Gallant
May 18, 2017 - 12:14pm

The opening two hours of video from a six-hour long police interview gave those in the Meadow Lake courtroom a glimpse into the demeanour of the teen responsible for killing four and injuring seven in January 2016’s brutal shooting in La Loche. 

Defence lawyer Aaron Fox speaks to media following court proceedings on Tuesday, May 16.
Defence lawyer Aaron Fox speaks to media following court proceedings on Tuesday, May 16. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

'It was the first time I ever felt scared in La Loche': Shooting victim

By Kathy Gallant
May 17, 2017 - 4:07pm

Fear of loud noises. Terror around windows and doors. Medical and financial implications. Waking up crying. Reliving the day’s events. A complete loss of safety and security. Unending pain. Relentless trauma.

Defence lawyer Aaron Fox speaks to media outside of the Meadow Lake courthouse.
Defence lawyer Aaron Fox speaks to media outside of the Meadow Lake courthouse. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

La Loche shooting: Teen researched guns, spoke of school shooting before killing 4

By Kathy Gallant
May 16, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: May 17, 2017 - 4:28pm

CONTENT WARNING

"How does it feel to take someone's life?" is what a 17-year-old gunman looked up online before committing a brazen attack in La Loche leaving four dead and seven others injured in January, 2016. 

Prosecutor Lloyd Stang (pictured centre) confirmed that the Crown is going ahead with the application to have the accused sentenced as an adult.
Prosecutor Lloyd Stang (pictured centre) confirmed that the Crown is going ahead with the application to have the accused sentenced as an adult. file photo/Canadian Press

Sentencing hearings for La Loche school shooter start Tuesday

By Kathy Gallant
May 15, 2017 - 5:43pm

The teen who pleaded guilty to murdering four people and injuring seven in La Loche last January will be appearing in court for sentencing hearings this week.

Proceedings will start at 9:30 am Tuesday, May 16 and run through until Friday, May 19. 

Shelly Ann Wieringa addresses the audience at the Other Side Youth Centre. This was the Meadow Lake stop of her book tour that took place on May 2.
Shelly Ann Wieringa addresses the audience at the Other Side Youth Centre. This was the Meadow Lake stop of her book tour that took place on May 2. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Author shares survival story at M.L. workshop

By Kathy Gallant
May 3, 2017 - 6:21pm

Shelly Ann Wieringa was a victim, but she is not letting her traumatic past define her. She is a sexual abuse survivor. She is trained in social work, is a certified anger resolution therapist, program facilitator, public speaker, and a staunch advocate for victims of sexual abuse.