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...

Animal abuse on the rise

by Derek Cornet Due to the efforts of RCMP officers in the Northwest, more abused animals are receiving a new lease on life. That’s according to DVM Dick Nitschelm of Meadow Lake’s Woodland Veterinary Cli...

Pot plan could work

The federal government’s recent effort to leagalize and regulate marijuana has left some Canadians feeling dazed and confused. In an historic moment, the Liberals tabled legislation last week to end the proh...

NORTEP transition ends

by Derek Cornet This month’s Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) graduating class will be the last. On April 11, students and applicants for the fall were directed to apply to other post-secondary...

Keep STC on the road

The wheels on the bus go round and round... but not for much longer. One of the biggest hits to come out of the 2017 provincial budget is the impending cancellation of the STC bus service. Considering the pr...

STC service to be cut

by Phil Ambroziak Good things come to those who wait. The Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging residents to heed these words and to weather the storm as it continues its efforts to bring its finances ba...

La Ronge ski season cools off

by Derek Cornet With the 34th annual Don Allen Saskaloppet in the books, operations with the La Ronge Ski Club are winding down. The two-day races held north of La Ronge March 3 and 4 attracted more than ...

Shakeup at La Ronge town office

by Derek Cornet Former Town of La Ronge chief administrative officer Victoria MacDonald said she’s exploring her options after being let go from the position last month. “It was a council decision, but we...

Committee looks to reduce crime

by Phil Ambroziak It’s time to cut down on crime. That’s the consensus of the provincial government and the key motivating factor behind a recently formed caucus committee on crime reduction, which made i...

Treat problems not symptoms

It appears the province is getting serious about cracking down on crime. This isn’t to say Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party government have been turning a blind eye or carelessly laughing off the issue u...