The life of Tina Fontaine and her lasting impact on a country

APTN National News
Few met her.

But, in death, few don’t know of her.

The life and tragic death of Tina Fontaine left a lasting impact on a city she called home and a country.

One year ago, Monday, the 15-year-old’s body was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River.

She had been thrown away like garbage.

The killing shocked even hardened homicide detectives.

APTN’s Dennis Ward takes a look at Fontaine and the unsolved murder.


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.