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Toddler found safe 5 km away after wandering away from family in B.C. backcountry

Toddler found safe 5 km away after wandering away from family in B.C. backcountry
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Chiefs from the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations meet with Tristen Durocher at the Walking with our Angels site on the legislature grounds. (CTV Regina)

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REGINA -- A Regina judge is to hear a request from the Saskatchewan government today for the removal of a young man s teepee from the legislature s lawn.

Provincial lawyers filed an application to the Court of Queen s Bench seeking a court order to have Tristen Durocher s camp forced out of Wascana Park.

The 24-year-old Indigenous man walked more than 600 kilometres to Regina from a community in northern Saskatchewan to call for legislative action to address high suicide rates in the region.

Durocher, who is on a tea fast until mid-September, says grieving families have been coming to the site.

Court documents filed by the province say the man doesn t have a permit and that overnight camping and fires are prohibited in the park.

The documents say Durocher has been made aware of the rules and Regina police won t enforce them without a court order.
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