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Police seek escaped prisoner

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On Jan. 2 at approximately 12 noon, the La Ronge RCMP detachment was informed John Riley Sanderson, a 32-year-old male, had escaped custody. Sanderson was being escorted from the courthouse to a transport vehicle when he freed...

Northern teacher program launches

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by Phil Ambroziak The future of education is looking bright for Indigenous students in Saskatchewan’s north. This is how representatives from the University of Regina’s faculty of education, Gabriel Dumont Institute...

Fish quotas a concern

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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 balance the limitations it places on the...

Man killed at Pinehouse

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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 attended...

New SIIT program a hit

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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 operator program offered by the tribal council through the Saskatchewan...

Judo popular in North

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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 one of the greatest...

Telemiracle selects talent

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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, five are from the region...

Armed robbers arrested

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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...

Locals escape Vegas shooting

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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 escape physically unscathed when a gunman opened...

Rally garners support

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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 workers and youth attended the special gathering...