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Canoe Lake man describes COVID-19 experience

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“It was as though I was breathing fire.” This is how Canoe Lake Cree Nation member Leonard Opekokew described how he felt earlier this month while hospitalized with COVID-19. Opekokew, 65, tested positive Feb. 2 and, before the week was...

Park forest harvesting begins

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A long-awaited forest harvesting project is now underway in the Meadow Lake Provincial Park, but without the two major players originally involved. “The original request for proposal was awarded to Tolko Industries and Carrier Forest Products, but Tolko has since...

Gaming platform helps Indigenous students to ‘Level Up’

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With nine career centres across the province (Creighton, La Ronge, Lloydminster, Meadow Lake, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, and Yorkton) and three campuses (Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon), SIIT is truly provincial in scope. SIIT provides adult learners...

Flying Dust chief re-elected

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Jeremy Norman is ready, willing and able to continue serving his community. Norman was re-elected chief of Flying Dust First Nation Saturday (Dec. 5), earning 319 votes to fellow candidate Michael Matchee’s 111. According to Norman, a big part of...

Flyers’ prospect hosts goalie training in M.L.

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“It’s time to give back.” That’s what Canoe Lake Cree Nation’s Roddy Ross had to say about his latest endeavour – Double R Goalie Training – a one-day session designed to help local athletes develop their netminding skills. “We’re only allowing...

FDFN develops regulation size outdoor rink

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Winter can’t get here soon enough for the people of Flying Dust First Nation. According to Jon Mirasty, recreation director at FDFN, the new outdoor ice rink currently under construction adjacent to Kopahawakenum School should be completed “before the snow...

Bioenergy centre on schedule

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The Meadow Lake Tribal Council Bioenergy Centre is 12 months away from being fully functional, and those behind the project couldn’t be more pleased with the progress made on the facility thus far. “Everything is going well and we’re completely...

CRDN defrauded of more than $1 million

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“This has been a long time coming.” That’s what Clearwater River Dene Nation chief Teddy Clark had to say in response to a recent charge laid against former CRDN band manager Jonny Cheecham. “A few years back, some allegations (of fraud)...

Hockey players back on ice at Flying Dust

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Young hockey players are once again on the ice at PineRidge Ford Place on Flying Dust First Nation.After closing prematurely this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rink is once again in use thanks to the Snipe and...

Flying Dust security team in high demand

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Flying Dust Security Inc. has increased its presence both on and off the reserve. According to security manager Darren Lachance, the company has been in much demand recently especially when it comes to efforts to enforce stricter guidelines now in...