Stuck in 'halfway place,' remote Canadian community reels from shooting

January 23, 2016 8:27 PM

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Stuck in 'halfway place,' remote Canadian community reels from shooting

VANCOUVER/WINNIPEG The remote, northern Canadian community where a shooter killed four people and injured several others on Friday has long struggled under the weight of poverty, high suicide rates and disadvantages that most of the country can hardly imagine.

The isolated town of La Loche, in the province of Saskatchewan, and its neighboring Clearwater River Dene Indian reserve, six hours away from the nearest commercial airport, has neither restaurants nor recreation centers and scant jobs.

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