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Woman tears wall off burning shed to save 4 kids on northern Manitoba First Nation

Three children airlifted to Winnipeg hospital from northern Manitoba First Nation 

Burning shed on Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.

Burning shed on Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.

CBC News, June 08, 2015

Chasity Spence and Arnold Culley helped save four children from a burning shed on Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation this weekend.

Spence said she heard children crying and screaming inside a burning storage shed Saturday afternoon and knew she had to get them out somehow.

“I grabbed the wall and I ripped it right off. I couldn’t believe that, I’m a tiny little person and that wall was boarded on there pretty good with three other two-by-fours right over it,” she said.

“The flame came out and I kind of backed away. I was going to run in there and one of the little girls came running through the fire.” Read the rest of this entry

Mountie takes aboriginal woman home from jail cell to pursue relationship

RCMP car logo‘It’s a gross abuse of power,’ Manitoba’s grand chief says of officer, who was docked 7 days of pay

By Holly Moore, CBC News, Jan 8, 2015

RCMP Const. Kevin Theriault took an intoxicated woman he had arrested out of a cell and drove her to his northern Manitoba home to pursue a personal relationship, according to RCMP adjudication documents obtained by CBC News.

Fellow officers teased and goaded him by text message to see “how far he would go,” and another constable observed flirting between Theriault and the indigenous woman, saying he “jokingly made a comment about having a threesome” with her. Read the rest of this entry