Thursday, June 17, 2021

Northern Saskatchewan

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...

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 males with...

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 concerns about a need for more action by the RCMP...

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 to 65 people gathered to discuss issues currently facing northern...

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 Bay mayor has been confirmed in a court of law. Friday...

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 25 new appointments to the Order of Gabriel Dumont, am...

Mayor in court over conflict of interest

by Phil Ambroziak The future of Cole Bay’s municipal council is now in the hands of a provincial court judge. Judge Lloyd Stang is expected to deliver a verdict some time in early November following a two-day hearing this week...

Cole Bay man escapes wolves

by Phil Ambroziak “I’ll break your bike in half!” That’s the warning Cole Bay resident Annie Bouvier has given her brother, Kenneth, if he insists on continuing to cycle to the community from his cabin located about two kilometres west. Recently,...

New VP for Loon Lake school

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by Phil Ambroziak It was the kids who encouraged Cardell Musyj to sign on as the new vice-principal at Ernie Studer School in Loon Lake. Musyj, who started teaching in 1991, came to ESS this fall after teaching and serving as...

Building permits decline

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by Phil Ambroziak The number of new builds may be down this year, but that’s not indicative of a problem in Meadow Lake. That’s according to the city’s chief building official, Neil Marsh, who said the number of building permits issued...