Escaped inmates quickly recaptured

Two Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village inmates apprehended by local police

  • Jan. 15, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Two inmates who escaped from Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village near Harrison Mills were recaptured in the early morning hours Friday by police.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Jan. 15, Blain Hocaluk and Zachary Armitage were apprehended after the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) contacted the Agassiz RCMP detachment, and a warrant for their arrest was issued.

During Thursday’s 11 p.m. count, staff members at the minimum security federal institution  discovered that Hocaluk and Armitage were not accounted for.

CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Ensuring the safety and security of institutions, staff, and public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system,” said a CSC spokesperson.