La Ronge & Area

Rally garners support

by Derek Cornet A call out to leaders to meet about the ongoing suicide crisis in northern Saskatchewan was responded to by three village mayors and a chief. In all, 250 community members, frontline worke...

Suicide crisis continues

by Derek Cornet The suicides of four young women in the Northwest this month have family and friends mourning their passing. In August, two members of the Birch Narrows Dene Nation ended their lives, as d...

Brad Wall to step down

After serving as Premier of Saskatchewan for nearly 10 years, Premier Brad Wall today announced that he will be retiring from that position and elected politics when his party elects a new Leader. Wall relea...

Treaty 10 gathering held

by Derek Cornet A Treaty 10 Gathering hosted by English River First Nation (ERFN) had participants engaged in conversation about the spirit and intent of the agreement. In all, more than 100 people attend...

New La Ronge administrator leaves

by Derek Cornet Another departure at the Town of La Ronge has the mayor concerned about attracting new staff. Chief administrative officer (CAO) Gavin Willins – who was promoted to the position in March –...

FDFN snags 2019 Games

by Phil Ambroziak It’s official. Yesterday (May 17), the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) announced Flying Dust First Nation will host the 2019 First Nations Summer Games. The last time the ...

Tow truck law’s hook is safety

by Phil Ambroziak A new piece of provincial legislation is expected to shed light – a blue light that is – on the safety and well-being of tow truck operators. Not everyone, however, is convinced adding b...

Jury out on blue lights

It’s time for impatient drivers to be shown the light when it comes to encountering emergency vehicles on the province’s highways and byways. Whether legislation introduced recently calling for the installat...

NORTEP marks end of era

By Derek Cornet A dark cloud of mixed emotions loomed over the recent Northern Teacher Education Program’s (NORTEP) farewell graduation ceremony. Hundreds of people from throughout northern Saskatchewan g...

Police, public react to pot law

by Phil Ambroziak New legislation put forward by the federal government is likely to see many Canadians hit an all-time high. Last week, the Liberal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on...