Thunder Bay inquest into death of students reopening old wounds

Inquest about to resume hearings

APTN National News
It’s a stressful time for the students at staff at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay.

Seven First Nation students died in various circumstances while attending the school.

Now people are bracing for more painful revelations as a coroner’s inquest into their deaths resumes this week.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has this story from Thunder Bay.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

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.