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Teen charged with second-degree murder

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On Feb. 10 at approximately 3 a.m., RCMP officers were called to a residence on Elbow Crescent in Ile-a-la Crosse when it was reported an adult male had allegedly been stabbed at that location. EMS and police arrived to find...

Gaming platform helps Indigenous students to ‘Level Up’

With nine career centres across the province (Creighton, La Ronge, Lloydminster, Meadow Lake, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, and Yorkton) and three campuses (Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon), SIIT is truly provincial in scope. SIIT provides adult learners...

Arrests made following several firearms incidents in Meadow Lake

Since Friday evening (Jan. 22), five firearms, masks and other items were seized as part of the following investigations. Based on evidence gathered to date, the incidents this weekend were not random in nature and several individuals arrested have...

Far Northwest a COVID hotbed

The upward trend when it comes to active COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan, including the Far Northwest, is something more people need to take seriously. This is according to Dr. Gavin Van de Venter, chief of staff at the Meadow Lake...

Ile-X man shot

On Jan. 19 at approximately 8 p.m., Ile-a-la Crosse RCMP attended a local hospital after receiving a report of an adult male who sustained injury from a gunshot wound to the leg.  Preliminary investigation by police determined the 36-year-old victim...

Buffalo Narrows election overturned

Darlene Petit is ready to file her nomination papers for a seat on Buffalo Narrows council for the third time in less than six months. Petit was unsuccessful in her previous bid for a council seat during the Nov. 9...

Homicide charge in Buffalo Narrows

The Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crimes Unit North (MCU-N), with the assistance of several RCMP detachments and specialized units, have been working together to investigate the suspicious death of an adult male from Buffalo Narrows that occurred Dec. 20, 2018. Police...

Writ drops, provincial election underway

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With less than a month to go before voters head to the polls, Lt.-Gov. Russ Mirasty – at the request of Premier Scott Moe – dissolved the Legislative Assembly Tuesday (Sept. 29) and issued a proclamation directing the issuance...

Communities focus on suicide prevention

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When it comes to the ongoing suicide crisis in the North, the Saskatchewan Health Authority believes in getting to the root of the problem. Anne Duriez is Meadow Lake’s community coordinator for Roots of Hope – a multi-site, community-led project...

Police respond to rollover near Canoe Lake

On Sunday (Aug. 2) just before 5 p.m., Beauval RCMP received a report of a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 965 between Canoe Lake and Cole Bay. A truck carrying four occupants was travelling west when it lost control...