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Polar bear swim raises funds for Bible camp

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The last thing on anyone’s mind given the frigid temperatures experienced in Northwest Saskatchewan as of late is to take a dip in the lake. Unless, of course, it’s for a good cause. Recently, staff at the Pine Ridge Bible...

Overall population up throughout Northwest

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Although slight in nature, 2021 census numbers do indicate an increase in the overall population throughout the Northwest region compared to the five years previous. When combining the majority of communities throughout the Northwest, the overall population increased by close...

Province recognizes teachers, staff

There’s likely not enough shiny red apples in all of Saskatchewan to properly show how appreciated teachers are. At least that’s how Nathan Favel, northern constituency representative for the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, feels about the hard work exhibited by...

War veteran Louis Roy passes away

Northern Saskatchewan’s last remaining Métis veteran of the Second World War has passed away. Louis Roy died Jan. 11 at a long-term care home in Ile-a-la Crosse. He was 101. “He was such an amazing man and lived such a fulfilled...

Candidates selected for Athabasca by-election

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The Saskatchewan NDP have named La Loche mayor Georgina Jolibois, while the SaskParty has Jim Lemaigre, a former RCMP member, as their respective candidates for the upcoming provincial by-election in the Athabasca riding. Jolibois, the former Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River MP, was...

New co-operative grocery store coming to Ile-X

Residents of Ile-a-la Crosse have come together to create opportunity. Recently, the Ile-a-la Crosse Co-operative Association Ltd. announced the brand new grocery store currently under construction in the community will be operational in 2022. “We are very excited about our new...

Missing child located

**UPDATE** RCMP have advised Tracy Buffin has been located safe and sound. **UPDATE** On Aug. 25 at approximately 11 p.m., Beauval RCMP received a complaint of a missing 12-year-old girl, Tracy Buffin. She had been attending a community event on Canoe...

Record high temperatures expected

Baby, it’s hot outside. According to Environment Canada, Meadow Lake could make its way into the record books by week’s end by hitting an all-time local high as far as temperature is concerned as an unseasonable hot spell continues to...

RCMP searching for two missing youth

Beauval RCMP are looking to the public for assistance in locating 18-year-old Dakota Opikokew and 16-year-old Clarissa Martell, both of Canoe Narrows. Opikokew is described as being approximately 6’4” tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds with brown hair and brown...

Ile-X school holds Michif Culture Festival

Métis pride is as strong as ever at Rossignol Elementary School in Ile-a-la Crosse. From March 22-26, Rossignol Elementary hosted its annual Michif Culture Festival, an event – as the name suggests – that celebrates the community’s Michif language and...