Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan speaks to reporters at the legislature May 16, 2018.
Saskatchewan Environment Minister Dustin Duncan speaks to reporters at the legislature May 16, 2018. Adriana Christianson/CJME News Staff

Sask. applies for low-carbon funding amid carbon tax fight

By Adriana Christianson/CJME News Staff
May 16, 2018 - 3:25pm

Carbon tax or not, the Saskatchewan government is still applying for $62 million in low-carbon federal infrastructure money.

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has said publicly that Saskatchewan would not be eligible for this branch of federal funding unless the province agreed to a carbon tax.

Environment Minister.....

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RCMP officer dead, another injured after collision near Lampman, Sask.

By larongeNOW Staff
May 16, 2018 - 11:24am

One RCMP officer died and another was injured in a collision near Lampman, Sask. Tuesday night.

According to the RCMP, the single-vehicle collision happened just outside the southeastern town shortly after 9 p.m. May 15 when the vehicle carrying the two off-duty officers left the road and rolled. The.....

Saskatchewan Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck was the keynote speaker at this year's New North Northern Justice Symposium.
Saskatchewan Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck was the keynote speaker at this year's New North Northern Justice Symposium. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Canadian Senator delivers keynote at Northern Justice Symposium

By Bryan Eneas
May 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

Dignitaries from across the province assembled in Prince Albert to discuss the justice system and initiatives that are benefitting Saskatchewan’s northern residents.

Saskatchewan Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck kicked off the justice symposium, which is being held at Plaza 88 in Prince Albert between May 15 and 17. Her speech.....

Saskatchewan Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck will be visiting Prince Albert, where she will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Justice Symposium, which runs between May 15 and May 17.
Saskatchewan Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck will be visiting Prince Albert, where she will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Justice Symposium, which runs between May 15 and May 17. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Northern Justice Symposium to focus on the good stories

By Bryan Eneas
May 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

A gathering on Prince Albert will take a look at a number of community based initiatives which are proving to have success in northern communities.

Matt Heley, the CEO of New North, a northern advocacy group, said this year’s Northern Justice Symposium will highlight the efforts of northern residents.....

Regina Poitras and other relatives and friends of Happy Charles reached La Ronge May 13 just before 7 p.m.
Regina Poitras and other relatives and friends of Happy Charles reached La Ronge May 13 just before 7 p.m. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Family of missing woman Happy Charles completes walk to La Ronge

By Derek Cornet
May 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Mother’s Day in La Ronge held a special meaning this year as the daughters of missing woman Happy Charles brought her spirit home.

Their eight-day, 240-kilometer walk began May 6 in Prince Albert where people gathered to pray before family members and supporters left for the urban reserve in.....

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‘We still need help’: La Loche leader on mental counselling

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
May 9, 2018 - 2:54pm

As she sentenced the man who killed four people and injured seven others in La Loche in 2016, Judge Janet McIvor criticized the provincial and federal governments for not doing enough to help the northern community.

“They have been abandoned. They have been let down,” she said.

“More.....

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