Friday, May 14, 2021

Indigenous

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...

Northerners willing to fight back

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by Phil Ambroziak It’s time to change the rules. That was the key message shared during a special meeting held Saturday (Feb. 8) at the Buffalo Narrows Friendship Centre where close to 65 people gathered to discuss issues currently facing northern...

Cole Bay mayor redeemed

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by Phil Ambroziak “I look forward to continuing to serve the community of Cole Bay.” And that is exactly what Nadine Couillonneur plans to do now that her position as Cole Bay mayor has been confirmed in a court of law. Friday...

GDI names Order of Gabriel Dumont appointees

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by Phil Ambroziak Glenn Lafleur has dedicated his life to bettering educational opportunities for Saskatchewan’s Métis people and his efforts have not gone unrecognized. The former Beauval resident is one of 25 new appointments to the Order of Gabriel Dumont, am...

New CSO for FDFN

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Delbert Aubichon is ready to lay down the law. The 34-year-old Flying Dust First Nations member was officially sworn in as the reserve’s first-ever community safety officer (CSO) during a ceremony held Tuesday (Jan. 14) at the Flying Dust council...

New chief for ERFN

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by Phil Ambroziak As far as they’re concerned, the Bernard family has made history. Jerry Bernard, the husband of Waterhen Lake First Nation chief Carol Bernard, was recently elected chief of his home community, English River First Nation, following the band...

Mayor in court over conflict of interest

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by Phil Ambroziak The future of Cole Bay’s municipal council is now in the hands of a provincial court judge. Judge Lloyd Stang is expected to deliver a verdict some time in early November following a two-day hearing this week...

Anti-gang walk attracts 300-plus

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by Phil Ambroziak If the people of Loon Lake, Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation and the RCMP didn’t already have local gang members seeing red, they certainly do now. More than 300 people took part in an organized walk throughout the community...

Highway 903 washed out

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by Phil Ambroziak Travellers to and from Canoe Lake Cree First Nation these days need just that – a canoe. Highway 903 at Devil’s Creek is currently closed after heavy rains this past week caused the water to rise to unprecedented...

Young boxer rises in the ranks

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by Terry Villeneuve Only 12 years old, but already a seasoned fighter, Jace Derocher of Meadow Lake recently won the biggest match of his young career. On June 15 Derocher competed in a Pro-Am boxing card in Saskatoon that was televised...