La Ronge & Area

Fish quotas a concern

by Phil Ambroziak There are plenty of fish in the sea. At least that’s how Jacques Chartier, a commercial fisherman from Saskatchewan’s northwest, feels and also why he believes the province needs to better b...

Man killed at Pinehouse

On March 4 at approximately 12:15 p.m., members of the Pinehouse RCMP were called to a dispute at a residence in Pinehouse. Prior to their arrival, a second call came into the RCMP reporting a nurse, who had at...

New SIIT program a hit

by Phil Ambroziak The Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) isn’t afraid to build opportunities for its people. Recently, nine students from most of the MLTC bands completed a first-ever heavy equipment opera...

Judo popular in North

Phil Ambroziak “I like the sport and always have fun with it – whether I win or lose.” These words belong to 12-year-old Luke Sampson of La Ronge, a fourth-year judo competitor who said he’s been having o...

Telemiracle selects talent

by Phil Ambroziak The North will be well represented at Telemiracle 42 when the popular telethon hits the airwaves from Regina March 3 and 4. Of the 60 acts scheduled to appear on the annual broadcast, fi...

Armed robbers arrested

On Monday (Dec. 11) at approximately 1 a.m., La Ronge RCMP were called to a complaint of an armed robbery at a business located just off Highway 2 on the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Two males, carrying what was d...

Locals escape Vegas shooting

by Phil Ambroziak Oct. 1 was an unlucky night to be in Las Vegas. Fortunately, Ile-a-la Crosse’s Sheylee Campbell (nee Belanger), her husband, Trent, and other northern visitors to Sin City, managed to escap...

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...