La Ronge

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...

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...