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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...

Bear attack north of Buffalo Narrows

Around 7:15 p.m. Aug. 20, Buffalo Narrows RCMP was advised of a bear attack that occurred in the forest north of the community of Buffalo Narrows. It was reported an adult male, a 44-year-old female and two...

Armed robbery near Beauval

On Aug. 14 at approximately 1 a.m., Beauval RCMP received a report of three suspects who entered and robbed a local business situated at the Beauval Forks off Highway 155 North. They threatened staff with a firearm...

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...

Monument stolen from gravesite

Loon Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in recovering a stolen monument from a cemetery north of the Village of Loon Lake. Some time during the last week of July, a large...

Rain washes out Patuanak Highway

Heading to Patuanak? Bring a boat. That’s what residents of the northern community, as well as nearby English River First Nation are jokingly advising visitors to do in the wake of two recent washouts...

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...

Flooding a concern for area ranchers

As the old saying goes, what goes up must come down. According to Dorintosh area rancher Don Campbell, the high water on the Beaver River is starting to decrease, a good sign, he added,...

Pilot’s heroic actions remembered

A tragic piece of Goodsoil history has not been forgotten. Sunday (June 28) members of Goodsoil’s 50:1 Vintage Snowmobile Club gathered at the ranch of club president Barry Getzinger on the south side of...