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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.....

This sign appeared in the Mel Hegland Uniplex about a week ago.
This sign appeared in the Mel Hegland Uniplex about a week ago. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Zero tolerance policy implemented at Mel Hegland Uniplex

By Derek Cornet
January 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

A resolution was passed at a regular council meeting last night to implement a zero-tolerance policy at the Mel Hegland Uniplex.

“There wasn’t any specific event which triggered this,” acting-administrator Robbie Bender said. “We’re trying to better our policies. We had some past experiences and had some verbal stuff.....

The former CIBC building in La Ronge will be the location of the town's cannabis store.
The former CIBC building in La Ronge will be the location of the town's cannabis store. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

La Ronge cannabis permit holder supportive of new town bylaw

By Derek Cornet
January 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

The permit holder for La Ronge’s soon-to-be pot shop doesn’t have any issues following the town’s new bylaw, which came into effect Jan. 1.

According to the bylaw, cannabis outlets and liquor retail stores must operate within the hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. between Monday to Saturday,.....

La Ronge Deputy-Mayor Hugh Watt describes the work completed in 2018.
La Ronge Deputy-Mayor Hugh Watt describes the work completed in 2018. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Busy year for Town of La Ronge with major changes coming in 2019

By Derek Cornet
December 27, 2018 - 12:00pm

With 2019 only days away, La Ronge Deputy-Mayor Hugh Watt wants residents to know 2018 was a time of progress and changes for the municipality.

Earlier this month, a new bylaw to control the sale, distribution and passed second and third readings and will come into force New Year’s.....

Air Ronge Mayor Gordon Stomp said 2018 was somewhat a normal year for the village.
Air Ronge Mayor Gordon Stomp said 2018 was somewhat a normal year for the village. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Heritage Park improvements, new garbage truck coming to Air Ronge in 2019

By Derek Cornet
December 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Air Ronge Mayor Gordon Stomp believes it was a good year for general operations in the village.

“We didn’t have a fire season or a flood season, so we had sort of a normal year to get through,” Stomp said about 2018. “We had excellent administrative involvement and maintenance.....

Nathan Holowaty, right, was one of the first to purchase legal cannabis in North Battleford.
Nathan Holowaty, right, was one of the first to purchase legal cannabis in North Battleford. Tyler Marr/ larongeNOW Staff

Year in Review: Veil lifted on cannabis prohibition in Canada

By Tyler Marr
December 24, 2018 - 8:00am

As the year draws to a close, larongeNOW is taking a look back at some of the most impactful stories of 2018, as selected by our reporters and editorial staff.

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Canada made history in 2018, becoming only the second industrialized nation to lift the veil on.....

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