FORT QU’APPELLE, Sask. – A Saskatchewan First Nation has put a night curfew in place for children 16 and under. A notice posted to Standing Buffalo’s Facebook page says the curfew is from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. and was put in place due to concerns over safety.
It says children have been spotted walking along the highway, during the day and at night, without adult supervision.
The post also says there have been reports of strangers trying to pick up children.
It also asks parents to be aware of where their kids are and to talk to them about respecting public property.
“We are very concerned for their safety due to cases of missing people,” says the Facebook post signed by all six band councillors, but not the chief.
The band declined to comment.
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