On Aug. 17, Winnipeg police pulled the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine out of the Red River near Alexander Docks.
The scope of the tragedy prompted Holly Jarret of Hamilton, Ont. — cousin to Loretta Saunders, an indigenous woman who was murdered in February at age 26 — to launch the #AmINext hashtag earlier this month.
I was all set to yak on about independence referenda (go Scotland! ahem) and/or newly-diagnosed dairy intolerances and how dang hard they make everything and how I’m now basically vegan against my will, but luckily (for y’all) none of that is now necessary.
Well. I’ve been and gone and got myself Liebstered again, haven’t I.
This morning I…
I was hurrying down Morrison when he came at me, straight out of the alley beside the old grocery store. I put my head down and ignored him at first, sure he was just one of those guys who hadn’t taken to the process so well, but he was determined to catch my eye.
‘Hey,’ he muttered, shuffling over. ‘Hey, man. I gotta -‘