The impacts of Tina Fontaine’s death, one year later


APTN National News

Monday, will mark a grim anniversary. It will be one year since the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg.

Her murder remains unsolved but the impacts of her death continue to be felt today.

Dennis Ward will look at some of those affects.

Here’s a look ahead to his story.


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Dennis is Métis 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 a 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.