Tina Fontaine’s gravesite gets new headstone on anniversary of murder

APTN National News
The great aunt of Tina Fontaine says she now has some closure following a service in Sagkeeng Monday.

A new gravestone was unveiled for the teen, one year to the day her body was pulled from the Red River in Winnipeg.

APTN’s Dennis Ward was at the ceremony and has this report.

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.