UPDATE #3: Holy Family Catholic Regional Division has issued a statement on Klymchuk’s death, signed by Superintendent Betty Turpin:
“It is with shock and sadness that we confirm the loss of a Holy Family Catholic Regional Division staff member.
“An Educational Assistant, Librarian and Bus Driver for St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview, was one of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. The scope of this tragedy is worldwide and we are feeling its impact here at home.
“The District will be continuing to support our entire school family. We will have crisis support in place immediately and as long as is needed.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, as well as all the families affected by this unimaginable attack.”
UPDATE #2: Klymchuk’s grandmother Margaret has confirmed her death to the Globe and Mail. She says she was a single mother of four and a librarian and school bus driver at St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview.
UPDATE: CityNews Edmonton has identified the woman as 28 year old Jessica Klymchuk of Edmonton. According to social media, Klymchuk was originally from Valleyview.
CTV News is reporting that a 28 year old Alberta woman is among the dead in Las Vegas. They have also identified a 23 year old B.C. man who was killed as Jordan Mclldoon.
The death toll after Sunday night’s attack on the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival has risen to 58, with another 515 people reportedly injured. Las Vegas police have confirmed the shooter is also among the dead. They say he turned the gun on himself before they entered his room on the 32nd floor.
Premier Rachel Notley has also released a statement expressing the shock and sadness she says she and many around the province are feeling today.
“Albertans join the United States, Canada and the world in mourning those killed and in prayers for their loved ones, the more than 400 wounded, and the survivors of an act of violence that is almost beyond comprehension in a time of peace.”
The shooting is the worst recorded mass murder in modern U.S. history. 49 people were killed in the attack on Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub and 32 people were killed at Virginia Tech.
Story by Tricia Kindleman.