Friday, May 14, 2021

Northern Saskatchewan

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...

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. “A few years back, some allegations (of fraud)...

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 Investigation Section and the La Loche...

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 check stop...

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. “Things are looking...

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 – a sub-reserve of Canoe Lake...

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 River Dene Nation chief Teddy Clark...

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 are in the North (three in...