Friday, June 14, 2024

Northern Saskatchewan

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...

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...