The Saskatchewan NDP is raising a red flag about support for the northern community of La Loche.
This week, a judge expressed concern about services in La Loche during a sentencing hearing for a young man who killed four people in the community two years ago.
Opposition leader Ryan Meili echoed those worries in the legislature.
“She went on to say ‘what I heard was that counselling services aren’t available; heard that people aren’t having counselling anymore because they can’t afford counselling.’ These strong words should serve as a wake up call,” Meili said.
Premier Scott Moe says more needs to be done, but the province has provided four million dollars to the school.
“We increased the counsellors in the school from two to five, we increased the administrative supports in the schools themselves, we added additional funding in the community healing plan as well as mental health and first aid training,” Moe explained.
“Investments in the La Loche Friendship Centre and there are other investments in education and in supports for that community.”