Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Northern Saskatchewan

CRDN defrauded of more than $1 million

“This has been a long time coming.” That’s what Clearwater River Dene Nation chief Teddy Clark had to say in response to a recent charge laid against former CRDN band manager Jonny Cheecham.

Former band manager facing fraud charge

In July 2014, La Loche RCMP received a report of fraudulent activity committed by the former general manager of the Clearwater River Dene First Nation between 2008 and 2011. The Prince Albert RCMP General...

Bootlegging charges laid in North

On May 20 between 7 and 10 p.m., officers from the La Loche RCMP detachment were stationed on Highway 155 just south of the town limits and north of the provincial check stop. The RCMP stationary roadside...

North continues COVID-19 fight

As COVID-19 slowly but surely is brought under control in Saskatchewan’s Northwest, the Northern Village of Buffalo Narrows is one of many communities remaining as vigilant as ever until the pandemic is over once and for all.

RVs used as isolation units

Travel may be restricted as a result of COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped communities in the North from taking advantage of the benefits that come from owning an RV. Recently, Eagles Lake First Nation...

COVID-19 crisis ongoing in North

The provincial government is pulling out all the stops to help contain the coronavirus outbreak in Saskatchewan’s north. “Things are starting to come into place now, but it’s far from problem solved,” remarked Clearwater...

Twenty-six new cases, two more recoveries

As of May 1, Saskatchewan has 26 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 415. Nineteen of the new cases are in the Far North (La Loche and surrounding area), four...

SHA increasing COVID-19 supports in North

​The Saskatchew​an Health Authority is expanding its testing and contact tracing in La Loche and Clearwater River Dene Nation as it continues its vigorous approach to deal with an outbreak of COVID-19 in the area. The enhanced...

Further travel restrictions for North

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced further measures and supports to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in northern Saskatchewan. The announcement includes further travel restrictions for the Northern Saskatchewan Administrative District (NSAD). Also included...

La Loche records two COVID-19-related deaths

In spite of the optimism of Premier Scott Moe with regard to Saskatchewan’s ability to “flatten the curve”, the province’s COVID-19 nightmare is not over yet. This is something residents of Saskatchewan’s North, particularly...