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A report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts says we should have no more than one hamburger a week.
A report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts says we should have no more than one hamburger a week. File photo/paNOW Staff

No appetite in Sask. for new diet: Beef and dairy industry

By Nigel Maxwell
January 17, 2019 - 4:47pm

A new report recommending a major overhaul to the world's diet, should be taken with a grain of salt, according to some officials within Saskatchewan's food industry.

The report organized by a Stockholm-based non-profit group, encourages people to limit their red meat intake to one serving a week, eggs.....

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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SaskPower working on coal as new regulations become official

By Lisa Schick/CJME News Staff
December 28, 2018 - 11:34am

In just over a decade, two Saskatchewan power plants could be shuttered, thanks to federal regulations that became official this month.

The rules will effectively end conventional coal power generation in a bid to help Canada meet its emissions obligations in the Paris Climate Agreement.

It would impose.....

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P.A.-area forestry worker rushed to hospital with "serious injuries": Parkland Ambulance

By Nigel Maxwell
December 20, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: December 20, 2018 - 3:37pm

larongeNOW has learned a worker at Aallcann Wood Suppliers Inc. was rushed to hospital Wednesday after getting his arm caught in a piece of machinery.

The Prince Albert Fire Department responded to the incident around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Alex Paul told larongeNOW the employee was.....

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Provincial auditor determines lack of progress made on inmate rehabilitation efforts

By larongeNOW Staff
December 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

Despite several follow-ups since its initial 2008 report recommending the province offer rehabilitation to inmates and track its effectiveness, there’s been “little progress” according to the provincial auditor.

The latest follow-up into the Ministry of Corrections and Policing was included in the October 2018 provincial audi t, released earlier.....

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