Pimicikamak cries out for help amid suicide pain

Manitoba community gripped by rash of suicides

APTN National News
A state of emergency has been called in a northern Manitoba community.

There have been six suicides there in a span of three months and many were just teenagers.

Now the Pimicikamak executive council are calling on the federal and provincial governments to step up with help.

APTN’s Dennis Ward is in Cross Lake reporting on the unfolding events.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.