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General News · 23rd March 2019
Tanya Henck
Assault last night near Gunflint Lake.

Last night around midnight a woman was heard screaming on the side of the road. When her screams stopped a male voice was heard and noises that led to believe it was a possible sexual assault. A vehicle door slammed and drove off. By the time someone got to the road, there was no sign of anything. A report was made to the RCMP.

If you, or someone you know needs help please call the crisis line at 250-286-3666 or the RCMP. We can arrange for assistance and accompaniment to see a doctor or talk with police. Keep any evidence you may have and take pictures of any signs of assault. There is a community here to support you.
Police were on island today.

Please look out for each other.
We are not a crisis centre, but will do what we can to assist, providing companionship, food, basic needs and safe housing. The crisis line can connect you with a safe house on Cortes Island. The Women's Centre number is 250-935-6501.