Business & Economy

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.....

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.....

A Huawei phone display at a SaskTel retail store in Regina, Sask.
A Huawei phone display at a SaskTel retail store in Regina, Sask. Evan Radford/CJME News Staff

SaskTel ‘confident’ in Huawei deals despite NDP concerns

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
January 15, 2019 - 4:29pm

Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili is calling on the provincial government to review SaskTel’s relationship with Huawei, as concern grows worldwide about the security implications of the Chinese telecom.

In a formal letter to Premier Scott Moe, provided to reporters at a media scrum Tuesday, Meili expresses concerns about.....

The five per cent tax would be use to increase community safety and well-being.
The five per cent tax would be use to increase community safety and well-being. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

La Ronge Council to push for five per cent liquor tax at upcoming SUMA convention

By Derek Cornet
January 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

La Ronge Council will be calling for the provincial government to implement a five per cent tax on the sale of alcohol next month at the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association’s (SUMA) annual conference.

According to the resolution put forward by the town, the five per cent tax would then.....

Camilo Garcia Benitez promised to move his family to La Ronge from Fort McMurray if the silica mine goes ahead.
Camilo Garcia Benitez promised to move his family to La Ronge from Fort McMurray if the silica mine goes ahead. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Potential silica mine brings positives and negatives to consider

By Derek Cornet
January 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

A proposed mine near La Ronge by Garcia Silica Inc. is a major opportunity for northern Saskatchewan, but there are positive and negative aspects residents should consider.

Those are the words of Lac La Ronge Indian Band member Teco Bird, whose family has been residing on a piece of.....

The blue area shows where the proposed silica mine will be located.
The blue area shows where the proposed silica mine will be located. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Garcia Silica showcases what potential mine site could look like

By Derek Cornet
January 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Attendees at a public meeting Jan. 10 hosted by Garcia Silica Inc. in La Ronge were given a view of what the potential mining operation south of town could look like.

“This is a pilot project and we’re asking for permission to do it,” company owner Camilo Garcia Benitez.....

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