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Volunteers coordinated rescue efforts at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre.
Volunteers coordinated rescue efforts at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW staff

Rescue operation assists more than 100 abandoned animals

By Derek Cornet
January 8, 2018 - 10:15am

It's a new beginning for more than 100 dogs and cats rescued from the Lac La Ronge tri-communities over the weekend.

On Jan. 7, Saving Grace Animal Sanctuary Canada and other rescue groups arrived at the Lac La Ronge Indian Band's Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Centre, ready to get.....

Zeus the husky is expected to leave Wollaston Lake for La Ronge later today.
Zeus the husky is expected to leave Wollaston Lake for La Ronge later today. Wendy Quinn/Facebook

Dogs to be airlifted out of Wollaston Lake

By Derek Cornet
January 5, 2018 - 2:00pm

Two dogs from Wollaston Lake have been given a new lease on life.

A medium-sized Husky named Zeus, as well as a younger pup who has recently been following him, are scheduled to be airlifted to La Ronge later today (Jan. 5). Their rescue comes after Wollaston Lake Health.....

Aaron Bell explores islands on Lac La Ronge
Aaron Bell explores islands on Lac La Ronge Submitted photo/Brandon White

Biologist has Lac La Ronge research published

By Derek Cornet
January 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

A biologist from La Ronge recently had his work published in an international journal for the first time.

Aaron Bell, who is currently completing an internship with Troutreach Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, had a research paper published last month in PLOS ONE , a multidisciplinary open-access journal.

"I knew.....

Athabasca MLA Buckley Belanger says 2017 was not an easy year for the North.
Athabasca MLA Buckley Belanger says 2017 was not an easy year for the North. Buckley Belanger/Facebook

Athabasca MLA looks back on 'challenging' year

By Derek Cornet
January 5, 2018 - 8:00am

It was a difficult year for residents of northern Saskatchewan.

That’s according to Athabasca NDP MLA Buckley Belanger, who said, 2017 was marked by a lack of planning in the region by the current SaskParty government. He said many northern leaders are getting fed up with the inaction and.....

Johnson speaks at a 2016 event.
Johnson speaks at a 2016 event. File photo/larongeNOW Staff

Retired La Ronge prosecutor plans to continue advocacy work

By Taylor MacPherson
January 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

Harold Johnson may have retired as a Crown Prosecutor, but he’s not planning to sit back and relax any time soon.

Johnson, who served as a prosecutor in La Ronge for nine years before retiring last month, said he plans to stay in his home community and continue both.....

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