This is an undated handout phooto of RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson. There is an outpouring of grief across Nova Scotia today as the names of victims of a weekend mass killing begin to emerge, ranging from a nurse to a teacher to RCMP officer Heidi Stevenson.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP Mandatory Credit
An online vigil with recorded tributes and music honouring the 22 people who died in a tragic rampage began Friday with a fiddle performance from the massacre's youngest victim.
Nova Scotia residents spent the week gathering recorded tributes from public figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Stephen McNeil and Governor General Julie Payette.
Nova Scotia fiddler Natalie MacMaster recorded herself playing along with a video of 17 year old Emily Tuck performing the waltz ``In Memory of Herbie MacLeod,'' uploaded to Facebook a month before she was killed with her mother and father in Portapique.
Tuck was one of 22 who died Saturday and Sunday when a gunman dressed as an RCMP officer with a fake cruiser set fires and shot his victims across 90 kilometres in northern Nova Scotia.
A message from Trudeau said the people killed, among them an RCMP constable and a school teacher, represented the best of Canada and said the country is mourning with their loved ones.
Payette opened the video expressing grief at the violence and acknowledging that the vigil had to take place online as Canadians fight the ``other invisible enemy,'' the COVID-19 pandemic that has restricted physical gatherings.
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