SAGKEENG FIRST NATION, Man. — The woman who raised a teenage Indigenous girl whose body was found in the Red River says she hopes a new report from the children’s advocate will ensure a similar tragedy never happens again.
“Whatever happens, nothing will ever bring Tina back, but with this thing coming out I hope it saves other children,” Thelma Favel, the great-aunt of Tina Fontaine, told The Canadian Press.
The province is closing the westbound lanes over the Red River Bridge along the south Perimeter Highway to fix surface cracks in the bridge deck concrete.
One westbound lane of the bridge has been closed since November 14 as a safety precaution. Beginning Sunday, December 16, both westbond lanes will be closed until repairs can be completed by January 4, 2019.