Mine shutdown discussed

by Phil Ambroziak Orano Canada Inc.’s efforts to safely and securely decommission Cluff is definitely no bluff. That’s what a series of experts from Orano – the company formerly known as Areva Resources C...

Rally garners support

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 worke...

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 d...

Fresh hopes for land claim

By Derek Cornet Plaintiffs of the 1994 Northwest Saskatchewan Métis Land Claim are hopeful the recent accord signed with the federal government will provide closure. “We’ll continue living here, but every...

M.L. RCMP release wanted list

The Meadow Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating five individuals. According to a news release, the public should not confront or approach the following suspects and call RCMP or Crimestoppers ...

UPDATE – Missing teen located

**UPDATE** As of 4 p.m. today, Victoria Laliberte has been located. **UPDATE** Ile-a-la Crosse RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Victoria Laliberte of Ile-a-la Crosse. Lalib...

Northern tourney a hit

by Derek Cornet A hockey tournament organized by the Buffalo Narrows Friendship Centre and Métis Local 62 attracted dozens of athletes from throughout the Northwest. Thousands of dollars in prize money we...

Boarding school toppled

by Derek Cornet The last structure of the Ile-a-la Crosse boarding school fell to the ground Feb. 22 to no longer serve as a reminder of the village’s horrific past. “We as a community needed to take a st...

Curlers advance to regionals

by Phil Ambroziak Three high school curling teams from the Northwest have advanced to regional competition after a strong showing in Meadow Lake this past weekend. Carpenter High School hosted the annual ...

Fiddle lessons boost Métis culture

by Derek Cornet The goal of a new program in Beauval is to keep Métis culture alive. On Jan. 28 and 29, about a dozen people gathered at the village’s community hall to learn how to play the fiddle for th...