Saturday, November 26, 2022

Northwest Saskatchewan

Tow truck law’s hook is safety

by Phil Ambroziak A new piece of provincial legislation is expected to shed light – a blue light that is – on the safety and well-being of tow truck operators. Not everyone, however, is convinced adding blue lights to the amber...

Jury out on blue lights

It’s time for impatient drivers to be shown the light when it comes to encountering emergency vehicles on the province’s highways and byways. Whether legislation introduced recently calling for the installation of blue lights on tow trucks throughout Saskatchewan makes...

Police, public react to pot law

by Phil Ambroziak New legislation put forward by the federal government is likely to see many Canadians hit an all-time high. Last week, the Liberal government tabled legislation to end the prohibition on marijuana and regulate it for recreational use. The goal...

Animal abuse on the rise

by Derek Cornet Due to the efforts of RCMP officers in the Northwest, more abused animals are receiving a new lease on life. That’s according to DVM Dick Nitschelm of Meadow Lake’s Woodland Veterinary Clinic who’s treated more neglected animals in...

Pot plan could work

The federal government’s recent effort to leagalize and regulate marijuana has left some Canadians feeling dazed and confused. In an historic moment, the Liberals tabled legislation last week to end the prohibition of pot and regulate it for recreational use....

NORTEP transition ends

by Derek Cornet This month’s Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) graduating class will be the last. On April 11, students and applicants for the fall were directed to apply to other post-secondary institutions after transition discussions with Northlands College hit a...

Keep STC on the road

The wheels on the bus go round and round... but not for much longer. One of the biggest hits to come out of the 2017 provincial budget is the impending cancellation of the STC bus service. Considering the pressure the...

STC service to be cut

by Phil Ambroziak Good things come to those who wait. The Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging residents to heed these words and to weather the storm as it continues its efforts to bring its finances back into check following a...

Armed robbery in Beauval

Beauval RCMP are currently investigating an armed robbery at a bar nine kilometres west of the village. According to police, the suspect – described as female, 5’5 tall and with a slim build – entered the bar Feb. 7 at...