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Suicide crisis continues

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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 did a young woman from Flying...

Brad Wall to step down

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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 released a video about his...

Treaty 10 gathering held

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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 attended the event held Aug. 1 and 2...

New La Ronge administrator leaves

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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 – submitted his resignation last month stating...

FDFN snags 2019 Games

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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 band hosted a provincial event of this nature...

Tow truck law’s hook is safety

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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 blue lights to the amber...

Jury out on blue lights

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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 installation of blue lights on tow trucks throughout Saskatchewan makes...

NORTEP marks end of era

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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 gathered in La Ronge April 29 to celebrate the achievements of 18 students...

Police, public react to pot law

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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 marijuana and regulate it for recreational use. The goal...

Animal abuse on the rise

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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 Clinic who’s treated more neglected animals in...