Saskatchewan

A celebration of life took place Monday in Melfort for MLA Kevin Phillips.
A celebration of life took place Monday in Melfort for MLA Kevin Phillips. Facebook/April Phillips

Phillips laid to rest in Melfort

By paNOW Staff
November 20, 2017 - 6:28pm Updated: November 20, 2017 - 9:54pm

Fittingly at the Kerry Vickar Centre, a marquee venue Kevin Phillips spearheaded in Melfort, locals and colleagues gathered for his funeral on Monday.

The 63-year-old MLA for the Melfort constituency died suddenly on Nov. 13. Premier Brad Wall was among the many members of the legislature that attended the.....

NDP leadership candidate Ryan Meili speaks to a packed room at the Prince Albert Travelodge Nov. 19.
NDP leadership candidate Ryan Meili speaks to a packed room at the Prince Albert Travelodge Nov. 19. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

Meili sees strong support from Prince Albert NDP

By paNOW Staff
November 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Ryan Meili told his Prince Albert supporters he would to use his medical background to build a healthier province if he’s chosen to lead the Saskatchewan’s NDP .

The Saskatoon-Meewasin MLA, who won his seat in a March byelection , now has his sights set on winning the party’s.....

Former MP and RCMP officer Rob Clarke said he wants the candidates to debate in northern Saskatchewan.
Former MP and RCMP officer Rob Clarke said he wants the candidates to debate in northern Saskatchewan. submitted photo/SaskParty

Clarke demands northern debate, SaskParty says no

By paNOW Staff
November 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

SaskParty leadership hopeful Rob Clarke has demanded the party add a northern debate to the calendar, in order to ensure northern and Indigenous issues are not overlooked.

The SaskParty candidates have already debated four times, meeting in Swift Current, Melfort , Saskatoon and most recently North Battleford . Two.....

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Province preparing new pot legislation ahead of legalization

By paNOW Staff
November 17, 2017 - 5:44pm

There are unlikely to be government-run pot stores like there are for liquor in Saskatchewan.

The government is not interested in getting involved in the ownership or marketing of marijuana.

Instead, Justice Minister Don Morgan is confirming the province will instead concentrate on the product.

Saskatchewan is.....

Thirty-five candles, each representing a missing woman in Saskatchewan, were lit at a vigil in Prince Albert last month.
Thirty-five candles, each representing a missing woman in Saskatchewan, were lit at a vigil in Prince Albert last month. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

Family Liaison Unit wins praise from advocates

By paNOW Staff
November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

Both the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the Prince Albert Council of Women said Saskatchewan’s new Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) will be a valuable resource for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The liaison unit, which opened its doors last week , is a.....

La Ronge restaurateur Simon Grant was attacked and killed in April.
La Ronge restaurateur Simon Grant was attacked and killed in April. Simon Grant/Facebook

Widow disappointed after accessory charge stayed

By paNOW Staff
November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

The charges against an 18-year-old accused of acting as an accessory to a violent murder were stayed this morning in a La Ronge courtroom.

The charge stemmed from the April murder of well-known restauranteur Simon Grant, 64. Grant was attacked by masked men after-hours at his restaurant Louisiana’s Bar-B-Que......

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