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Extreme cold warning lifted after four days of arctic winds.
Extreme cold warning lifted after four days of arctic winds. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

'Dead of winter': La Ronge entering coldest time of year

By Derek Cornet
January 21, 2019 - 2:00pm

Four days of extreme cold warnings in La Ronge and other parts of Saskatchewan might have felt unnatural, but according to an Environment Canada meterologist, those events are typical for this time of year.

“We’re sort of in the dead of winter meaning if you plotted out the average.....

NLSD Director of Education Jason Young speaks with reporters after the event.
NLSD Director of Education Jason Young speaks with reporters after the event. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

'It's new beginnings': Special ceremony marks Dene High School grand reopening

By Derek Cornet
January 18, 2019 - 9:21pm

The phrase ‘Dene Strong’ was repeated over and over again at a grand reopening and memorial ceremony Jan. 18 at La Loche’s Dene High School.

While cameras and audio recording equipment weren’t permitted inside the event, hundreds of students, staff and local residents gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate.....

Eighteen mushers are signed up so far for the Canadian Challenge.
Eighteen mushers are signed up so far for the Canadian Challenge. submitted photo/Kandis Riese

Mushers from across Canada registered for Canadian Challenge

By Derek Cornet
January 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

With the start of Canadian Challenge only one month away, organizers are excited to have mushers from across Canada registered in the event.

The main 12-dog race features more than 500 kilometers of trails, which pass through dense forests, frozen lakes and the rocky landscape of the Canadian Shield......

Taylor Keast is the first female to dress for a regular season SJHL game.
Taylor Keast is the first female to dress for a regular season SJHL game. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

La Ronge athlete makes SJHL history after suiting up for the Ice Wolves

By Derek Cornet
January 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

La Ronge’s Taylor Keast, 17, had no idea suiting up for the Ice Wolves at a recent regular season game would be an historic moment for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

Her involvement with the team began the morning of Jan. 12, when midget Coach Tom Carlson received.....

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