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The Conversation: Al Maier

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Al Maier has built a career teaching in the Northwest. After stints at several area schools, he settled in Rapid View where he has been the principal for more than a decade. Recently, Northern Pride spoke with Al about...

CPCA awards presented

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by Derek Cornet Ray Mitsuing, DJ King and Kale Lajeunesse were among this year’s winners at the 2015 Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association’s annual awards banquet. Held Oct. 24 in Lloydminster, the banquet recognizes the best drivers, outriders and equine of the...

Jolibois elected MP

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by Phil Ambroziak The 42nd Canadian general election may be over, but one more trip to the polls still awaits the people of La Loche. Although a date for a municipal by-election has yet to be set, current La Loche mayor...

Clarke has no regrets

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by Phil Ambroziak On election night in Meadow Lake, Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River’s incumbent Conservative candidate Rob Clarke and a handful of his supporters spent the evening flipping back-and-forth between election coverage and Game 3 of the Toronto Blue Jays-Kansas City Royals...

The Conversation: Lyle Unger

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With close to 40 years of hockey officiating under his belt, Meadow Lake resident Lyle Unger is happy to be back on the ice after a brief hiatus. Recently, Northern Pride spoke with Lyle about refereeing, his career at...

Democracy gains strength

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It’s been said close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but for Lawrence Joseph these are more than mere words. The Liberal candidate for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River was only 70 votes away from matching the 10,300 it took for...

Fate of Rapid View, Dorintosh schools to be decided

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by Phil Ambroziak Class could be dismissed much sooner than expected for students and staff at two schools in northwest Saskatchewan. During the Northwest School Division’s Oct. 8 board meeting, a motion was carried allowing for the impending review of both...

CHS changes grad program

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by Phil Ambroziak The saying one bad apple spoils the whole bunch is a lesson Grade 12 students at Carpenter High School have come to learn the hard way. Recently, this year’s graduating class was informed of an upcoming change to...

Coverchuk wins BRC final

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Meadow Lake’s Cody Coverchuk rides Cooper’s Comet during the recent BRC final in Lloydminster. Coverchuk would go on to win the event. Photo by Jack Vanstone, Legendary Photoworks   By Phil Ambroziak Nothing beats winning in front of a home town crowd. And, for...

Cenotaph unveiled

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A granite cenotaph was erected outside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Meadow Lake Oct. 3 in honour of Canada’s veterans. The ceremony began with a parade, which was followed by speeches and the unveiling of the cenotaph. Here,...