Derek Cornet

The beer garden at the Elks Fair raises funds for the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
The beer garden at the Elks Fair raises funds for the La Ronge Ice Wolves. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

'You can’t condemn the beer garden': No backpacks allowed at La Ronge Elks Fair

By Derek Cornet
July 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Organizers of the Elks Fair in La Ronge are asking the public to keep their backpacks at home.

The request is in response to what Elks Exulted Ruler Shea Duncan described as an attempt to minimize the number of people inebriated at the three-day event. He noted there was.....

Shelley Isbister and Shaylynn McAuley are working as researchers this summer.
Shelley Isbister and Shaylynn McAuley are working as researchers this summer. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Researchers tour northern Saskatchewan as part of summer jobs

By Derek Cornet
July 20, 2018 - 2:00pm

Two Northern Voices and Community Wellness researchers with New North have been given a unique chance to showcase some of the region’s proudest moments.

Shelley Isbister and Shaylynn McAuley began working as researchers in the beginning of June and they’ve since travelled to Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park, Black.....

Plans are to create a 12-by-48-foot mural in the tri-community before the end of 2018.
Plans are to create a 12-by-48-foot mural in the tri-community before the end of 2018. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Mural planning meeting tonight at Alex Robertson Public Library

By Derek Cornet
July 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Residents of the tri-community are welcomed to join a mural planning meeting tonight at the Alex Robertson Public Library.

Facilitated by artist/writer-in-residence Miriam Körner and artist Allen Morrow, attendees will be asked to share their ideas about what to include on a 12-by-48-foot mural with a reconciliation theme. While.....

About 50 trees will be cut down in Patterson Park in the coming weeks.
About 50 trees will be cut down in Patterson Park in the coming weeks. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Community meeting planned to discuss future of Patterson Park

By Derek Cornet
July 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Dozens of trees are being removed from La Ronge’s Patterson Park for safety reasons.

“We did a thorough inventory of what was healthy and what was not, and we found about 50 or so trees were not healthy,” town administrator Stephen Conway said. “We drilled through a tree and.....

Program leader Sarah Brown reads to children at the TD Summer Reading Club.
Program leader Sarah Brown reads to children at the TD Summer Reading Club. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Reading club at Alex Robertson Public Library more than just books

By Derek Cornet
July 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

The TD Summer Reading Club at the Alex Robertson Public Library is proving to be a hit with youngsters.

The seven-week camp began July 3 with summer program leaders Sarah Brown and Teagan Kirzinger hired to come up with various activities and deliver them until Aug. 17. While the.....

La Ronge Powwow Group was formed by volunteers who want to bring dancing to the region.
La Ronge Powwow Group was formed by volunteers who want to bring dancing to the region. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Powwow group forms in La Ronge to spur interest among residents

By Derek Cornet
July 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Volunteers from the tri-community are educating residents about the powwow tradition to get more people dancing.

“We just all got together to talk about how we’re going to make it happen,” Cathy Wheaton said of the newly formed La Ronge Powwow Group. “Before we even started meeting, we were.....

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