The mother of a Saskatchewan RCMP officer who was killed two years ago says it was “hell” to watch a Winnipeg man plead guilty to manslaughter in her son’s death.
Alphonse Stanley Traverse pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the charge in Regina Court of King’s Bench for his role in Const. Shelby Patton’s death. Traverse also pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a motor vehicle.
Saskatchewan high school teacher Nick Day normally requests his students fill out a survey at the start of the year, asking them to write their hobbies or interests, as well as their names and pronouns.
Lawyers for UR Pride, an organization representing LGBTQ people in Regina, argued for the injunction, describing the policy as discriminatory because it could result in teachers misgendering students unable to get parental consent.
While Saskatchewan’s top Mountie says policing hasn’t dramatically changed since last year’s mass stabbing on a First Nation, what has is the RCMP’s relationship with the community. Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said James Smith Cree Nation’s new security team has become an extra set of eyes and ears, working closely with RCMP should officers need to be called in.
The chief of the Peter Chapman Band, which is part of James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, said people cried and held each other tightly, remembering the 11 people killed and 17 injured in the community and the nearby village of Weldon.
An early-childhood educator at a public school in Regina is concerned about Saskatchewan’s new changes requiring parental consent when children under 16 years old want to change their names or pronouns.