La Ronge & Area

Future at risk for NORTEP

by Derek Cornet The 40th anniversary of the Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) was supposed to be a time of celebration, but now officials are scrambling to salvage what they can. This week marke...

NORTEP integral to La Ronge

The right hand giveth and the left hand taketh away. Recently, La Loche and area residents did everything short of back flips to celebrate the provincial government and its efforts to provide greater opportu...

Feds to launch inquiry

by Derek Cornet An inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls will launch Sept. 1, and five independent commissioners will lead it. “It would be great if they could find answers...

Federal inquiry long overdue

Better late than never. At least, that’s how many people – including more than a few politicians on Parliament Hill – feel about the recent announcement regarding the launch of a federal inquiry into Canada’...

A sign of the times

The times they are a changin’... and, as far as the former Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is concerned, they’re changing for the better. The FSIN, which now stands for Federation of Sovereign Indi...

Correctional staff seek answers

by Derek Cornet Some northerners are asking what happens next after the Buffalo Narrows Correctional Centre was closed as a cost-savings measure by the provincial government. “This is a big devastation fo...

The Conversation

After a landslide victory during the 2016 provincial election, New Democratic Party Cumberland MLA Doyle Vermette is ready to get back to business for a third term. Recently, Doyle spoke with Northern Pride abo...

Fort Mac evacuees seek refuge

by Phil Ambroziak Life can change in the blink of an eye. That’s certainly a fact residents of Fort McMurray, AB have come to realize in the wake of the recent and ongoing wildfires that devastated the co...

Be prepared for wildfire season

Almost everyone’s been asked at one time or another what they’d bring with them if they were ever shipwrecked on a deserted island. While being stranded somewhere in the South Pacific may be considered a far cr...

Wildfire season starts early

by Phil Ambroziak It’s been a busy spring for fire crews at both the municipal and provincial level. While fire bans remain in place for both the city and RM of Meadow Lake, that doesn’t mean firefighters...