Friday, May 14, 2021

Northwest Saskatchewan

Drug charges laid in Pinehouse

On Saturday (June 13), Pinehouse Lake RCMP arrested an adult male for being intoxicated in a public place under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulations Act. During a search of the male incidental to his arrest, officers discovered he was in...

Virtual grads a go in Northwest

COVID-19 and the social restrictions in place as a result of the virus have caused high school grad season to break from tradition this year. “With the cancellation of all in-person graduation ceremonies this year, we’ve decided to go with...

MN-S donates sewing machines to ‘Masked Makers’

A group of seamstresses providing protective face masks to thousands of people throughout the province’s northwest will be able to carry on with their efforts thanks to a recent donation from the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S). “We’re going to keep going,...

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...

North continues COVID-19 fight

As COVID-19 slowly but surely is brought under control in Saskatchewan’s Northwest, the Northern Village of Buffalo Narrows is one of many communities remaining as vigilant as ever until the pandemic is over once and for all. “Things are looking...

RVs used as isolation units

Travel may be restricted as a result of COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped communities in the North from taking advantage of the benefits that come from owning an RV. Recently, Eagles Lake First Nation – a sub-reserve of Canoe Lake...

COVID-19 crisis ongoing in North

The provincial government is pulling out all the stops to help contain the coronavirus outbreak in Saskatchewan’s north. “Things are starting to come into place now, but it’s far from problem solved,” remarked Clearwater River Dene Nation chief Teddy Clark...

Twenty-six new cases, two more recoveries

As of May 1, Saskatchewan has 26 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 415. Nineteen of the new cases are in the Far North (La Loche and surrounding area), four are in the North (three in...

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...