Manitoulin Island community in mourning

A Sacred Fire is burning in Wiikwemkoong today in honour of OPP Provincial Const. Marc Hovingh, who was killed Thursday in the line of duty on Manitoulin Island.

The 28-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police was critically injured after sustaining a gunshot wound while he and another police officer were investigating a property dispute in Gore Bay.

A 60-year-old civilian was also shot and later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

An outpouring of community support followed the news of Hovingh’s passing with members of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory and the larger Manitoulin Island community standing together in solidarity.
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