Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parents Whose Teacher Daughter Died Want School Trip Policy Reviewed

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parents Whose Teacher Daughter Died Want School Trip Policy Reviewed

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Parents want school trip policy reviewed

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WINNIPEG - The parents of a Winnipeg high school teacher who died on a field trip say they want to see changes in policy over how such excursions are conducted on extremely hot days.

Darcee Gosselin, a 40-year-old science and psychology teacher at John Taylor high school, collapsed while on a sustainable wilderness trip in Spruce Woods provincial park in May 2016.

She was taken to hospital in nearby Carberry but died.

The initial diagnosis was a heart attack, but days later the medical examiner said she died of heat stroke.

Vicki and Perry Gosselin say they want the matter reviewed by the education minister and the school division.

In a statement on behalf of Education Minister Ian Wishart, the province says a resource manual is already available for school divisions on how to reduce risks on field trips. …

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