Mayor offers condolences for Queen, James Smith Cree Nation tragedy


Fort Frances mayor June Caul extended her condolences to the British Royal Family, as well as those impacted by the violence on a northern Saskatchewan First Nation during her verbal update at Monday night’s council meeting.

“I first want to start his evening letting everyone know we certainly mourn the loss of our monarch Queen Elizabeth II,” Caul began.

“We offer our sincerest sympathy to her family and all those around the world for this extraordinary woman, for her long service and dedication to this country and the world. We welcome our new Royal Majesty King Charles III to the throne.”

The Queen died suddenly on Thursday morning at the age of 96, sending England and the commonwealth nations into a prolonged period of mourning. Charles, her eldest son, became King at the moment of her death.

Caul also acknowledged and extended her sympathy to those affected by the tragedy that befell James Smith Cree Nation when two men armed with knives went on a violent spree that left ten people dead and an additional 18 injured. Both suspects in the attack have since died.