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Sask. pot retailers face a ‘few more hurdles:’ SLGA minister

By 980 CJME
October 13, 2018 - 9:00am

The minister responsible for Saskatchewan’s cannabis regulator says there’s “many moving parts” to the upcoming nationwide rollout of legal marijuana.

SLGA minister Gene Makowsky told Gormley Friday the province estimates a dozen of its 51 pot stores will be ready for legalization Wednesday.

“Things change rapidly as folks.....

This four-plex owned by the Town of La Ronge underwent $60,000 in repairs.
This four-plex owned by the Town of La Ronge underwent $60,000 in repairs. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

La Ronge Council spent $60,000 repairing four-plex for doctors

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

La Ronge Council spent just over $60,000 repairing a four-plex owned by the municipality and rented to doctors who come to town to work.

According to acting-administrator Robbie Bender, earlier this spring water infiltrated one of the basement bedrooms and, after some of the walls were removed to be.....

As of Aug. 31, 2018, 37 people have died on the job in Saskatchewan.
As of Aug. 31, 2018, 37 people have died on the job in Saskatchewan. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Uptick in Saskatchewan workplace fatalities in 2018 'shocking and disturbing'

By Tyler Marr
October 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

In the first eight months of 2018, 37 people died on the job in Saskatchewan, a steep increase over the number of workplace fatalities in 2017 and a count already on par with the 15-year average.

Last year, according to the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), the province saw.....

Holes in the drywall at the NAR compound.
Holes in the drywall at the NAR compound. submitted photo/Genevieve Candelora

NAR compound damaged by feral dog, closed until further notice

By Derek Cornet
October 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Northern Animal Rescue (NAR) is on the hook for nearly $1,000 worth of property damage after a feral dog the organization was caring for escaped a kennel and chewed holes through the walls in a municipal building.

The decision to hold NAR accountable for the damage was made Oct......

An 12,000-square-foot home near Weldon sold in an auction Thursday for $550,000.
An 12,000-square-foot home near Weldon sold in an auction Thursday for $550,000. Submitted photo/Ritchie Bros. Real Estate Services Ltd.

Mystery mansion sells to B.C.-based buyer

By Charlene Tebbutt
October 11, 2018 - 6:00pm

The subject of much mystery and intrigue, a half-built mansion near the town of Weldon now has a new owner following an online auction Thursday.

The unfinished, 12,000-square-foot home and surrounding agricultural land sold Thursday for $550,000 in an online auction conducted by Ritchie Bros. Luke Fritshaw, regional sales.....

Four patients, including the driver, were airlifted to hospital in Saskatoon.
Four patients, including the driver, were airlifted to hospital in Saskatoon. file photo/paNOW Staff

One dead, three in serious condition following single-vehicle collision near La Ronge

By larongeNOW Staff
October 11, 2018 - 3:22pm

One person is dead following a fatal motor vehicle accident about two kilometers south of La Ronge.

According to an RCMP news release, police responded to a single-vehicle collision at aproximately 3:30 a.m. this morning along Highway 2. Upon arrival, officers determined a northbound Toyota Tundra left the roadway.....

Government funding for homes like this one, opened by the River Bank Development Corp. in 2014, will provide more affordable housing solutions for larger families in Prince Albert.
Government funding for homes like this one, opened by the River Bank Development Corp. in 2014, will provide more affordable housing solutions for larger families in Prince Albert. file photo/paNOW Staff

Governments fund more 'Homes of Hope' in Prince Albert; northern communities

By Teena Monteleone
October 11, 2018 - 3:08pm

There will soon be more affordable housing solutions for families in greatest need in Prince Albert. The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invested nearly $2.39 million to help create 30 affordable housing units through six projects in five communities including Prince Albert, La Loche and Île-à-la-Crosse.

River Bank Development.....

The name of the deceased in the incident has not been released.
The name of the deceased in the incident has not been released. file photo/paNOW Staff

Impaired driving charges after fatal collision in Grandmother's Bay

By Derek Cornet
October 11, 2018 - 1:09pm Updated: October 11, 2018 - 2:13pm

Charges have been laid in relation to a fatal pedestrian collision in Grandmother’s Bay last weekend.

According to an RCMP news release, 43-year-old Lewis Roberts of Grandmother’s Bay was arrested Oct. 10 and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, failure to stop at the scene.....

Wild rice is packed at Northern Lights Foods in La Ronge.
Wild rice is packed at Northern Lights Foods in La Ronge. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Bad weather results in poor wild rice harvest

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

It’s wasn’t a good season for wild rice producers in northern Saskatchewan who weren’t able to harvest crops due to bad weather conditions.

“The wild rice was there, but people weren’t able to harvest it because of the weather and high winds,” Northern Lights Food owner Jean Poirier said......

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