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Members of the La Ronge Council discuss cannabis retail permits.
Members of the La Ronge Council discuss cannabis retail permits. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW staff

Town Council discusses partnering with LLRIB on pot shop

By Derek Cornet
January 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Working with the local First Nation on cannabis sales was debated at the regular La Ronge town council meeting Jan. 10.

With both the town and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) granted eligibility for marijuana retail permits, Coun. Jordan McPhail said it would make sense for the.....

Contaminated soil to remain at La Ronge Airport.
Contaminated soil to remain at La Ronge Airport. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW staff

Fuel polluted soil at airport to remain untouched

By Derek Cornet
January 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

Two spots at the La Ronge Airport contaminated with petroleum should be monitored and cleaned by the province, according to La Ronge Council.

The decision was made Jan. 10 at a regular council meeting, where Ministry of Environment Project Manager Jeff Hendry presented three options to move forward on.....

Melissa Cromarty, left, with Wild Rice Writers Group President Linda Mikolayenko at a recent meeting.
Melissa Cromarty, left, with Wild Rice Writers Group President Linda Mikolayenko at a recent meeting. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Writing club celebrates 25th anniversary

By Derek Cornet
January 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

For 25 years, members of the Wild Rice Writers Group have been in La Ronge to encourage aspiring authors.

The club meets twice per month at Mistasinihk Place to discuss their most recent stories, poems or whatever else they've been working on. Writers Group President Linda Mikolayenko said members.....

Lac La Ronge Indian Band chief Tammy Cook-Searson said council will discuss cannabis permit.
Lac La Ronge Indian Band chief Tammy Cook-Searson said council will discuss cannabis permit. Submitted photo/Tammy Cook-Searson

LLRIB chief already contacted by cannabis suppliers

By Derek Cornet
January 10, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: January 10, 2018 - 12:48pm

The chief of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) is already receiving emails from companies hoping to become the band's cannabis supplier.

"They already knew about it and obviously have my email address to be able to send that," Tammy Cook-Searson said. "We should have been at least.....

Librarian Edna Mirasty led the Cree Choir participants through a recent practice session.
Librarian Edna Mirasty led the Cree Choir participants through a recent practice session. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW staff

Cree Choir preparing for annual PAGC festival

By Derek Cornet
January 10, 2018 - 8:00am

In a bid to strengthen the Cree language, a special choir has been practicing every noon hour at Senator Myles Venne School.

Librarian Edna Mirasty has led the Cree Choir program for more than 20 years at the Lac La Ronge Indian Band facility. It's geared toward Grade 5.....

Jarrod Charles, 19, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual assault.
Jarrod Charles, 19, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual assault. submitted photo/PAPS

Triggered Amber Alert: Accused pleads guilty in abduction of Saskatchewan girl

By The Canadian Press
January 10, 2018 - 6:27am

A Saskatchewan man who was arrested after an Amber Alert was issued for a girl who disappeared from a school playground has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual assault.

However, Jared John Charles has pleaded not guilty to aggravated sexual assault.

Charles was arrested in July after the.....

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