School division talks pot

by Derek Cornet The legalization of cannabis was discussed Nov. 28 at a regular board meeting of the Northwest School Division. With the federal government expected to legalize marijuana next year, NWSD v...

Dene language celebrated

by Phil Ambroziak No matter what language they’re written in, the books of renowned children’s author Robert Munsch continue to enlighten and entertain. That’s how the staff at Clearwater River Dene Natio...

Small school, big heart

by Derek Cornet ‘Family’ was the word most used by staff when describing what makes Dorintosh Central School (DCS) unique from the rest. “The classroom can become more like a family,” said new DCS princip...

Lost in translation

by Derek Cornet Students returning to class with the Northwest School Division’s French immersion program have a set of new challenges. When the new school year began last week, Jonas Samson Junior High S...

NWSD appoints new chair

by Derek Cornet Two board members of the Northwest School Division (NWSD) will serve as chair and vice-chair on an interim basis until an organizational meeting can be held in November. The change was spa...

NORTEP raising northern spirits

by Derek Cornet Deep roots in history The wheels of time have taken a sharp turn in northern Saskatchewan. “If you really want something, you make it work no matter what,” said third-year Northern Teac...

School safety remains a priority

There’s strength in unity. That’s why it’s reassuring to  know all schools under the jurisdiction of the Northwest School Division are now on the same page when it comes to being ready for the absolute worst. ...

Future at risk for NORTEP

by Derek Cornet The 40th anniversary of the Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP) was supposed to be a time of celebration, but now officials are scrambling to salvage what they can. This week marke...

School buses raring to go

by Phil Ambroziak After more than two months of inactivity, the wheels on the bus are about to go round and round once again in Meadow Lake and other parts of the Northwest. Students are scheduled to return...

The Conversation

An import from Ontario, Ile-a-la Crosse School Division director of education Laura Vilness has spent the last 35 years forging an identity in Saskatchewan. Recently, Laura spoke with Northern Pride about the n...