Murder charge for La Loche man

On May 25 at 7:30 p.m., La Loche RCMP responded to a complaint of an assault that occurred outdoors, near a recreation area in the community.  Witnesses advised they saw an assault between two adults. Whe...

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...

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 a...

Manslaughter charge in La Loche

At approximately 12:10 a.m. Aug. 10, La Loche RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter on the nearby Clearwater River Dene Nation. In the course of the investigation, an unresponsive, adult male was loca...

La Loche matter adjourned

by Phil Ambroziak The waiting game continues. Closing arguments to determine whether the La Loche shooter should be sentenced as an adult were scheduled to continue Sept. 1 in Meadow Lake. The matter was ...

Sentencing hearing adjourned

By Derek Cornet Closing arguments to determine whether the La Loche teen shooter should be sentenced as an adult lasted only 20 minutes before the hearing was adjourned. The teen, as well as Crown prosecu...

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...

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...

Columbine supports La Loche

by Derek Cornet With the one year anniversary of the La Loche shooting approaching (Jan. 22), a special guest arrived in the northern village to spread a message of hope. “I told them I knew exactly what ...

The Conversation

Currently in his second year of teaching in Meadow Lake, Gateway Elementary School educator Navanga Burke keeps himself busy. He coaches the Carpenter High School boys basketball team and recently spoke to Nort...