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JRMCC director shows dedication

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by Derek Cornet Director of sport, culture and recreation for the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre (JRMCC) since 2012, Kevin Roberts knows the meaning of the word dedication. “I always had it in my mind I’d get involved with recreation, but...

Health authorities to be dissolved

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by Derek Cornet A new provincial health body will be created to replace Saskatchewan’s 12 existing regional health authorities. The announcement occurred Jan. 4 and, according to a government press release, the new provincial health authority is anticipated to come into...

The Conversation 2016

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Please enjoy this look back... Dakota Ray Hebert, actor – Jan. 14, 2016 Q: When did you begin acting? A: That’s always a really good question because I don’t know who or what to credit. I’ve always kind of been the showboater...

NORTEP raising spirits, Part II

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by Derek Cornet In the second of a two-part series, northerners gain a better understanding about what’s at stake with NORTEP’s potential closure, and discover how the program is a source of hope for people throughout the region. Anger, hope and...

NORTEP raising northern spirits

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by Derek Cornet Deep roots in history The wheels of time have taken a sharp turn in northern Saskatchewan. “If you really want something, you make it work no matter what,” said third-year Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) student Sheena Morin. “There’s...

The Conversation: Julie Baschuk

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Entering her second term on Air Ronge council, Julie Baschuk is looking forward to her new role as deputy-mayor. Recently, she spoke with Northern Pride about her supporters, her passion for politics and what makes the village a special...

Wilson back with Broncos

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by Phil Ambroziak Timing is everything. That’s what Tyler Wilson of the Meadow Lake Broncos came to realize when – after playing for the Beaver Lakes Hockey League  (BLHL) team since its inception in 2012 – he missed out on being...

Northern health care lacking

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by Derek Cornet The president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) is shocked by the health care service disparities in the North compared to the rest of the province. Recently, SMA president Dr. Intheran Pillay, along with vice-president Joanne Siverston, toured...

La Ronge, Pinehouse win titles

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by Derek Cornet The Pinehouse Lakers and La Ronge Churchill Chargers are champions. Respectively, they snagged the 1A and 2A Ralph Pilz trophies after seven weeks of Northern Saskatchewan Football League action. While it marks the first time La Ronge has...

Winter storm fells trees

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by Phil Ambroziak If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Who knows? But, when a tree falls on your deck and you are around to hear it,...