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Pot plan could work

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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 prohibition of pot and regulate it for recreational use....

NORTEP transition ends

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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 institutions after transition discussions with Northlands College hit a...

Keep STC on the road

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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 pressure the...

STC service to be cut

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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 back into check following a...

La Ronge ski season cools off

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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 200 skiers from...

Shakeup at La Ronge town office

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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 amicably agreed to the terms after the...

Committee looks to reduce crime

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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 its way to Meadow Lake earlier this week. “We’re...

Treat problems not symptoms

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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 until now, but – for...

Columbine supports La Loche

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by Derek Cornet With the one year anniversary of the La Loche shooting approaching (Jan. 22), a special guest arrived in the northern village to spread a message of hope. “I told them I knew exactly what they were feeling because...

The Conversation: Dawn Ewart

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Originally from Ile-a-la Crosse, Dawn Ewart is one of the newest members of the village council in Beauval. Recently, Dawn spoke with Northern Pride about her reason for seeking the job, her career with the Northern Lights School Division...