Thursday, July 9, 2020

Northern Saskatchewan

Province takes action to control COVID-19 in North

Following consultation with La Loche mayor Robert St. Pierre and other northern leaders, Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer, Dr. Shahab, signed a public health order April 24 restricting all non-critical travel into northern Saskatchewan, specifically the Northern...

RCMP investigate case of unlawful confinement

On April 23 shortly after 6 p.m., Ile-a-la Crosse RCMP received a report of a female youth being held against her will for the past four days in a cabin across Ile-a-la Crosse Lake, approximately 10 kilometres...

COVID-19 confirmed in La Loche, CRDN, ERFN

COVID-19 has gripped the neighbouring communities of La Loche and Clearwater River Dene Nation. This past weekend, six cases of coronavirus were confirmed in that part of Saskatchewan’s North, but, at that time, officials...

La Loche shooter’s appeal attempt rejected

“This ends it.” Those were the words of Aaron Fox, the defence lawyer for the La Loche shooter, in response to a failed attempt to have the Supreme Court of Canada hear his client’s...

Métis war vets recognized

by Phil Ambroziak The proper recognition may have been a long time coming, but the Métis National Council and federal government have not overlooked the contributions made by Métis veterans during the Second World...

Suspicious death in North

On March 22, police officers from the Buffalo Narrows RCMP and Dillon RCMP detachments responded to the report of a disturbance at a residence in Dillon. When police officers arrived at the residence, they located two adult...

Vandals target village administrator

by Phil Ambroziak Ashraful Alam believes there needs to be a stronger police presence in Buffalo Narrows. Alam, who serves as chief administrative officer (CAO) for the northern village, expressed his...

Northerners willing to fight back

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by Phil Ambroziak It’s time to change the rules. That was the key message shared during a special meeting held Saturday (Feb. 8) at the Buffalo Narrows Friendship Centre where close...

Cole Bay mayor redeemed

by Phil Ambroziak “I look forward to continuing to serve the community of Cole Bay.” And that is exactly what Nadine Couillonneur plans to do now that her position as Cole...

GDI names Order of Gabriel Dumont appointees

by Phil Ambroziak Glenn Lafleur has dedicated his life to bettering educational opportunities for Saskatchewan’s Métis people and his efforts have not gone unrecognized. The former Beauval resident is one of...