MLA criticizes pot plan

by Phil Ambroziak Athabasca NDP MLA Buckley Belanger wants to know what the provincial government was smoking when it recently announced details regarding Saskatchewan’s cannabis legalization plan. “For a...

City gives OK for pot shop

by Phil Ambroziak If someone is interested in opening a marijuana shop in Meadow Lake, city council won’t stand in his or her way. During council’s regular meeting Jan. 22, a motion was carried stating th...

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 relea...

NORTEP marks end of era

By Derek Cornet A dark cloud of mixed emotions loomed over the recent Northern Teacher Education Program’s (NORTEP) farewell graduation ceremony. Hundreds of people from throughout northern Saskatchewan g...

Fresh start for Métis

The correct saying is “go along to get along” but the opposite also holds true. Sometimes, you have to get along to go along. That’s something the Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S) must come to understand. Th...

Public protests library cuts

by Derek Cornet With the interlibrary loan system coming to an end soon in Saskatchewan, 98-year-old Meadow Lake resident Flo Clark will need to find another hobby to pass the time. Clark relies on the se...

Find ways to fund libraries

In the wake of the provincial government’s 2017 budget, which calls for a 58 per cent decrease in rural library funding, supporters of the local facility continue to take action in an effort to have their voice...

Pasture program axed

by Phil Ambroziak A popular government program has been put out to pasture. The Saskatchewan Pastures Program has been cut from the 2017 provincial budget, but – according to local pasture managers – it c...

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 pr...

Committee looks to reduce crime

by Phil Ambroziak It’s time to cut down on crime. That’s the consensus of the provincial government and the key motivating factor behind a recently formed caucus committee on crime reduction, which made i...