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Three Ontario wildfire evacuees facing assault charges in Saskatchewan


July 15, 2019
By The Canadian Press

Regina police say three men who were brought to Saskatchewan as wildfire evacuees from Northern Ontario are facing assault charges.

Police say the charges stem from two separate calls to the University of Regina campus, where evacuees are being housed.

Last Friday, police say a fight broke out in one of the residence towers and a 24-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by two men.

Edward Dawson Wade Keeper, who is 19, and Darian Moose, who is 22, are charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Early Saturday morning, campus security was alerted to the sounds of fighting coming from one of the rooms.

In the room, police discovered a 28-year-old woman with serious injuries.

A 29-year-old man who was staying in the same living area has been charged with aggravated assault and disobeying a court order.

Police say they are withholding the man’s name so to protect the identity of the woman.

Last week, Saskatchewan agreed to welcome around 2,000 residents from the Pikangikum First Nation in Ontario as a growing forest fire rages nearby.

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