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Erin Layton speaks with Air Ronge Council about the new soccer club.
Erin Layton speaks with Air Ronge Council about the new soccer club. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

New youth soccer club launching soon

By Derek Cornet
May 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

Air Ronge Council threw their support behind a new soccer club launching in a couple of months.

Organizer Erin Layton addressed council at a regular meeting Tuesday asking for permission to use the soccer fields in Air Ronge, a spot to place a shed to hold supplies and for.....

Film director Alanis Obomsawin is in La Ronge to show and speak about her documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance.
Film director Alanis Obomsawin is in La Ronge to show and speak about her documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Oka Crisis focus of special documentary screening in La Ronge

By Derek Cornet
May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

An Indigenous film director is in La Ronge today speaking about the 78 days she spent filming behind police lines during the Mohawk’s struggle with Quebec police and the Canadian Army.

Working with the National Film Board of Canada, Alanis Obomsawin was on her way to work one morning.....

Children North offers a variety of services to people living in northern communities.
Children North offers a variety of services to people living in northern communities. Submitted photo/Daina Lapworth

Children North expands programming in northern communities

By Derek Cornet
May 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

Described as a one-stop shop for families, Children North continues to expand its services to meet the needs of northern communities.

“There were three of us when I started, and that was close to 12 years ago,” Executive Director Daina Lapworth said. “We are up to 18 staff now.”.....

At the Lac La Ronge Visitor Centre, Judy Hanke said she didn't notice a drop in the number of visitors due to the 2015 fire.
At the Lac La Ronge Visitor Centre, Judy Hanke said she didn't notice a drop in the number of visitors due to the 2015 fire. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Campers returning to Lac La Ronge Provincial Park

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

Campground use in the Lac La Ronge Provincial Park is returning to normal levels after a 2015 wildfire caused devastation.

That’s according to Park Manager Natasha Merriman, who said the Egg Fire, which reached 950 square kilometers in size , destroyed more than half of the Nemeiben Lake and.....

A crew of volunteers took 27 truck-and-trailer loads of garbage to the landfill.
A crew of volunteers took 27 truck-and-trailer loads of garbage to the landfill. Submitted photo/Jamie Charles

'It's a dream come true': Restauranteurs give back to tri-community with cleanup effort

By Derek Cornet
May 18, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: May 18, 2018 - 3:50pm

A local couple and a group of volunteers showed their appreciation for the tri-community by making the area a cleaner place to live.

Business owners Jamie and Charmaine Charles, who operate Cravings Late Night Food in Air Ronge, were driving around the community earlier this month when they noticed.....

Anne Cook hangs artwork from tri-community students at Mistasinihk Place.
Anne Cook hangs artwork from tri-community students at Mistasinihk Place. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Student artwork displayed at La Ronge gallery

By Derek Cornet
May 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Students in the tri-communities have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in a public gallery this month.

The artwork, displayed at Mistasinihk Place this month, included pieces by students from La Ronge’s Pre-Cam Elementary School and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band’s Senator Myles Venne School. La Ronge.....

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