Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Northwest Saskatchewan

Shooter to be sentenced as adult

by Phil Ambroziak The teen guilty of killing four people and injuring several others in a 2016 shooting spree in La Loche could face the ultimate penalty for his crimes. The shooter will be sentenced as an adult, a decision announced...

Sawmill could be reopening

by Phil Ambroziak Opportunity could soon blossom in Green Lake. Recently, the Alberta-based Titan Lumber Corporation announced it is interested in purchasing the currently inoperative Green Lake Sawmill and utilizing it as a means of growing its operation. While the deal...

Locals escape Vegas shooting

by Phil Ambroziak Oct. 1 was an unlucky night to be in Las Vegas. Fortunately, Ile-a-la Crosse’s Sheylee Campbell (nee Belanger), her husband, Trent, and other northern visitors to Sin City, managed to escape physically unscathed when a gunman opened...

Rally garners support

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by Derek Cornet A call out to leaders to meet about the ongoing suicide crisis in northern Saskatchewan was responded to by three village mayors and a chief. In all, 250 community members, frontline workers and youth attended the special gathering...

Suicide crisis continues

by Derek Cornet The suicides of four young women in the Northwest this month have family and friends mourning their passing. In August, two members of the Birch Narrows Dene Nation ended their lives, as did a young woman from Flying...

Fishermen join forces

by Derek Cornet Northwest fishermen could soon organize themselves as a united front in a bid to get the best price for their product. The idea was discussed at a meeting Aug. 22 hosted by the Ile-a-la Crosse Fish Company. It...

Brad Wall to step down

After serving as Premier of Saskatchewan for nearly 10 years, Premier Brad Wall today announced that he will be retiring from that position and elected politics when his party elects a new Leader. Wall released a video about his...

Treaty 10 gathering held

by Derek Cornet A Treaty 10 Gathering hosted by English River First Nation (ERFN) had participants engaged in conversation about the spirit and intent of the agreement. In all, more than 100 people attended the event held Aug. 1 and 2...

Petition supports rare drug

by Derek Cornet Photo credit: Sweetmoon Photography A 20-year-old woman from Beauval is asking for the public’s help in pressuring the provincial government to fund a potentially lifesaving new drug. Christie Brizinski was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after she was born...

Manslaughter charge laid

In the early morning hours of March 31, Beauval RCMP responded to an assault complaint at a residence in that community. An adult male was located with serious injuries. EMS attended and the victim was transported to hospital in...