Friday, May 14, 2021

Northern Saskatchewan

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 efforts will...

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 was immediate funding of $370,000 targeted...

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 the La Loche and Clearwater River...

Man in custody following police pursuit

On April 27 at approximately 3 a.m., La Loche RCMP responded to the report of an intoxicated adult male verbally threatening harm to the occupants of a residence located in La Loche. Upon arrival, La Loche RCMP received information the...

Beauval store closed due to COVID-19

The Beauval General Store and Gas Station located south of Beauval hastemporarily closed because an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Public health officials have been notified and the business is acting on their guidance. The employee, who last worked in...

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 Saskatchewan Administration...

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 from the...

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 felt things were mostly under control. “We...

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 appeal. “He pleaded guilty, but the issue...

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 War. Recently, veteran Donald Russell Linklater received...