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Climate data has been tracked in La Ronge since 1924.
Climate data has been tracked in La Ronge since 1924. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

La Ronge breaks heat record set in 1976

By Derek Cornet
May 24, 2018 - 12:00pm

A heat record was broken in La Ronge Wednesday as the temperature soared to 29°C.

That’s according to Environment Canada Meteorologist John Paul Cragg, who said the old record of 26.7°C for May 23 was set back in 1976. Climate data has been collected in La Ronge since 1924,.....

Business owner Sonny Montilla is the first president of the La Ronge and District Filipino – Canadian Community.
Business owner Sonny Montilla is the first president of the La Ronge and District Filipino – Canadian Community. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

'Start to a better life': Filipino Canadians form non-profit to benefit tri-community

By Derek Cornet
May 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Filipino Canadians in the region have started a new non-profit organization to make a positive impact in the lives of local residents.

The La Ronge and District Filipino – Canadian Community was officially formed May 20 at a special meeting hosted at the home of current president Sonny Montilla......

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.....

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