Northwest Saskatchewan

Positive COVID-19 result had contacts in Northwest

Saskatchewan Health Authority Public Health staff have begun contact tracing related to a positive result for COVID-19 that had contacts in the Buffalo Narrows and La Loche area. Due to patient privacy conc...

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 loc...

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 co...

Northerners willing to fight back

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...

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...

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 on...

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 t...

King family honoured by CPCA

by Phil Ambroziak The King family of Meadow Lake has long been associated with the sport of hockey. However, this past weekend, Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) driver DJ King, along with...

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 l...

New VP for Loon Lake school

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 t...