Ontario coroner sets date for inquest into deaths of 7 First Nation youth in Thunder Bay

APTN National News
TORONTO — An inquest into the deaths of seven First Nation youth attending school in Thunder Bay will begin Oct. 5.

Ontario’s coroner set the long awaited date Wednesday.

Dr. Dirk Huyer said in a release that the inquest will run from October to March 2016, and hear from approximately 200 witnesses.

Huyer said Dr. David Eden will preside over the inquest at a location that has yet to be named.

Jethro Anderson, 15, Curran Strang, 18, Paul Panacheese, 21, Robyn Harper, 19, Kyle Morrisseau, 17, Jordan Wabasse, 15, and Reggie Bushie, 15 were all from remote First Nation communities and were attending school in Thunder Bay when they died.

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