Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ice Sculptor to Commemorate Victims of Mass Shooting in la Loche, Sask

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ice Sculptor to Commemorate Victims of Mass Shooting in la Loche, Sask

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Sculptor to commemorate shooting victims

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LA LOCHE, Sask. - A Saskatoon ice sculptor is preparing to build a memorial honouring the four people killed in last month's mass shooting in La Loche, Sask.

Douglas Lingelbach is heading to the northern Saskatchewan community this week to take part in the town's winter festival.

He originally planned to carve a fisherman out of ice, but changed his plans following the Jan. 22 shooting at a home and the local school that also left seven people injured.

Lingelbach says an elder approached him to see if he could create something to honour brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine, teacher Adam Wood and teacher's aide Marie Janvier.

He says he will recreate their faces in ice, with a tree beneath them and the roots entangled with hands and hearts.

He says the idea is to commemorate their life on earth. …

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