A voice led the group in song over a tinny-sounding PA system.
“Let it shine all over La Loche, Lord. I’m going to let it shine.”
Gathered in a common area Wednesday inside the high school in La Loche, Sask., hundreds of people joined in to sing the reworked lyrics to This Little Light of Mine.
They were there to take back La Loche Community School. They were there to find relief.
On Jan. 22, everything changed for the northern Saskatchewan village, when two staff members were killed and seven people were wounded in a shooting at the school. In a home nearby, two brothers were found dead. A 17-year-old is charged in connection with the shooting.