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The Rabbit Fire inside the Prince Albert National Park is now more than 29,000 hectares.
The Rabbit Fire inside the Prince Albert National Park is now more than 29,000 hectares. submitted photo/Parks Canada

Rabbit Fire grows in size

By Charlene Tebbutt
May 23, 2018 - 5:20pm

The fire inside the Prince Albert National Park has grown in size and now has about 200 firefighters working to knock it down, with new additions arriving from Quebec and the Northwest Territories in recent days.

The Rabbit Creek Fire is now more than 29,000 hectares and continues to.....

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......

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Premier Moe to face B.C.’s Horgan at western premiers meeting

By CJME News Staff
May 23, 2018 - 2:19pm

Premier Scott Moe won’t mince words about pipelines when he gets time with his B.C. counterpart John Horgan.

The two are attending the premiers meeting in Yellowknife.

Notably absent is Albert Premier Rachel Notley who is remaining in Edmonton to focus efforts on getting the Trans Mountain pipeline.....

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Pilot charged with impaired operation after small plane crash near Swift Current

By larongeNOW Staff
May 23, 2018 - 12:59pm Updated: May 23, 2018 - 1:39pm

The pilot of a Cessna passenger plane that crashed in a field outside Swift Current yesterday has been charged with impaired operation of a plane.

According to RCMP, officers were called to the crash site on the North side of the Trans Canada Highway four kilometres outside of Swift.....

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.....

Bison herds in the Prince Albert National Park could benefit from the so-called Rabbit Creek Fire which is currently burning in the southwestern portions of the park.
Bison herds in the Prince Albert National Park could benefit from the so-called Rabbit Creek Fire which is currently burning in the southwestern portions of the park. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Wildfire in national park could help dwindling bison herd

By Bryan Eneas
May 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

While the wildfire burning in the Prince Albert National Park is putting cabin-owners on edge, it could be beneficial to a unique animal population in the area.

The National Park is home to a herd of bison, whose numbers are dwindling. In the early 2000s counts indicated the herd’s.....

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.”.....

The Seabee gold mine was the scene of a wildfire earlier this month.
The Seabee gold mine was the scene of a wildfire earlier this month. SSR Mining

Wildfire strikes at gold mine

By Derek Cornet
May 21, 2018 - 8:00am

Wildfire Management was called out to suppress a manmade fire at the Seabee Gold Operation May 12.

According to the Ministry of Environment, a helicopter and firefighters responded to the mine site, located about 125 kilometers northeast of La Ronge, after company officials called for assistance. Staff had been.....

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