missing First Nations

Heidi Illingworth, federal ombudsman for victims of crime, takes part in an interview at her office in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Watchdog worries federal benefit for parents of missing, murdered kids going unused

Heidi Illingworth said the key is raising awareness of the program for families that need it

 

Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Red Dress Day honours Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous people

As vandals target displays, May 5 marks Red Dress Day across the country

 

Laurie Sakebow breaking into tears upon listening to the account of a dairy farm owner, where Sakebow was arrested by the Mission RCMP for being intoxicated. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

Family confirms body found in Mission is missing son’s, IIO investigating

Brandon Sakebow picked up intoxicated by Mission RCMP shortly before disappearance in March 2020

 

A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Fundraiser underway for April Parisian billboards

GoFundMe goal is on the way to $25,000.

A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Photo submitted by Laurie Sakebow.

Hundreds march in Saskatchewan in support of family searching for man last seen in Mission

Brandon Sakebow disappeared on March 21 after leaving Mission RCMP detachment, police say

Photo submitted by Laurie Sakebow.
April Parisian’s mother Keitha Parisian speaks at the MMIW Takes Back Canada rally in Hope. April has been missing for nearly a year from her home community of Spuzzum. (Photo/Trish Dunbar)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Hope MMIW Take Back Canada rally remembers April Parisian

Rallies for MMIW took place across Canada on March 13

April Parisian’s mother Keitha Parisian speaks at the MMIW Takes Back Canada rally in Hope. April has been missing for nearly a year from her home community of Spuzzum. (Photo/Trish Dunbar)
Approximately 100 people dressed in symbolic red participated in a solidarity march on Saturday at Mill Lake Park in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Missing and murdered Indigenous women march draws many in Abbotsford

Approximately 100 people dressed in symbolic red slowly marched around Mill Lake

Approximately 100 people dressed in symbolic red participated in a solidarity march on Saturday at Mill Lake Park in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Spuzzum First Nation credits relationship with Hope RCMP in probe of missing woman

Hobart said police treated land, people with respect

A missing persons poster for April Parisian in front of Hope’s district hall. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.

UPDATE: Mission RCMP continue search for Charlotte Rose Williams, last seen on Sept. 18

Department’s Serious Crime Unit now assigned to investigation

Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.

MISSING: Charlotte Rose Williams was last seen in Mission on Sept. 18

Mission RCMP seeking public’s assistance in search for missing woman

Photo courtesy of Mission RCMP.
Kevin Hewko, 32, was last seen in Mission on Sept. 20, but is known to frequent the Abbotsford area. Photo provided by the Mission RCMP.

MISSING: Mission RCMP asking for help locating Kevin Hewko

Hewko, 32, last seen in Mission on Sept. 20, but is know to frequent Abbotsford

Kevin Hewko, 32, was last seen in Mission on Sept. 20, but is known to frequent the Abbotsford area. Photo provided by the Mission RCMP.
Laurie Sakebow at the dairy farm in Dewdney on Sept.15, where her son was reportedly picked up by Mission RCMP officers. She claims that investigators have given her inconsistent timeline's surrounding his disappearance. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.

181 days gone: Family continues to look for man last seen in Mission RCMP custody 6 months ago

Brandon Sakebow’s last known location was leaving RCMP holding cell, police say; family has doubts

Laurie Sakebow at the dairy farm in Dewdney on Sept.15, where her son was reportedly picked up by Mission RCMP officers. She claims that investigators have given her inconsistent timeline's surrounding his disappearance. Patrick Penner / Mission Record.