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Whooping crane numbers once dipped below 50 birds. Now more than 600 birds are living in the wild thanks to continued conservation efforts.
Whooping crane numbers once dipped below 50 birds. Now more than 600 birds are living in the wild thanks to continued conservation efforts. submitted photo/Kim Mann

Whooping cranes see continued growth in numbers

By Brady Bateman
January 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

In 1941, only 21 whooping cranes existed in the world, but through decades of painstaking efforts the endangered whooping cranes now number some 650 in the wild.

At least 500 of those whooping cranes survive in the Wood Buffalo Aransas Texas flock, which migrates through Saskatchewan twice yearly, although.....

The visitor centre sells a large variety of handmade products.
The visitor centre sells a large variety of handmade products. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Visitor centre nets $25,000 worth of sales last month

By Derek Cornet
January 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

It was a busy holiday season at the Lac La Ronge Visitor Centre with more than $25,000 being spent on local art and products.

“An average month here would be $2,000 to $3,000 worth of art sold,” Manager Judy Hanke said. “In December alone, in about 15 days we.....

Caron Dubnick examines the fabric collage she created depicting a winter scene.
Caron Dubnick examines the fabric collage she created depicting a winter scene. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Fabric collage artwork on display in Mistasinihk Place

By Derek Cornet
January 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

Art comes in many shapes and forms, but fabric collage is the theme of an exhibit currently on display this month at La Ronge’s Mistasinihk Place.

Called In Stitches… Again , the exhibit marks the second time the La Ronge Arts Council chose to present fabric collage pieces in.....

Turnor Lake RCMP are thankful for the assistance of local guides during a recent call.
Turnor Lake RCMP are thankful for the assistance of local guides during a recent call. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

RCMP thankful for local guides during recent call near Turnor Lake

By Derek Cornet
January 22, 2019 - 12:00pm

A Turnor Lake RCMP officer who was involved in the search for a man in medical distress on Frobisher Lake said he's doing well and recovering from his injuries.

“I’m not sure if he has been released from hospital yet, but he’s expected to make a recovery,” Const. Colin.....

UPDATE:Missing Ahtahkakoop woman found safe

By paNOW Staff
January 21, 2019 - 7:30pm Updated: January 22, 2019 - 8:19am

UPDATE:Shellbrook RCMP informed the media 8:15 a.m.Tuesday that the missing woman, Hailey Elizabeth Sasakamoose, had been located safe and sound.

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A 21-year-old woman from Ahtahkakoop First Nation has been reported as missing.

RCMP said Hailey Elizabeth Sasakamoose was reported missing on Jan.18 at around 10 p.m.,.....

Pierre Dominic Morin photographed with his wife Belinda.
Pierre Dominic Morin photographed with his wife Belinda. submitted photo/Morin Family

Southend family seeks answers after 2017 murder

By Glenn Hicks
January 21, 2019 - 5:10pm

Family members of a man murdered in Southend 17 months ago continue to be frustrated that no one in the small northern community is prepared to talk to investigators. They are also frustrated by what they see as a lack of effort by the RCMP.

Pierre Dominic Morin, 33,.....

Conexus Manager Coralie Ylioja presents $10,000 to Children North Executive Director Daina Lapworth.
Conexus Manager Coralie Ylioja presents $10,000 to Children North Executive Director Daina Lapworth. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Children North reaches halfway mark of pediatric therapy room fundraiser

By Derek Cornet
January 21, 2019 - 4:51pm

Children North in La Ronge has received two large donations totalling $22,500 to purchase equipment for a pediatric therapy room currently in the works.

With $12,500 coming from the La Ronge Elk Club last week and another $10,000 from Conexus this afternoon, Executive Director Daina Lapworth said the organization.....

Debt load continues to be an issue for Saskatchewan families.
Debt load continues to be an issue for Saskatchewan families. File photo/paNOW Staff

Half of Saskatchewan families on verge of bankruptcy

By Ronald Quaroni
January 21, 2019 - 2:20pm

Saskatchewan families are just barely staying financially afloat.

The latest numbers according to accountancy firm MNP's Consumer Debt Index is that half of the province's residents are only $200 away from bankruptcy after they pay their regular bills.

Pam Meger, an MNP Senior Vice President of Insolvency and.....

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