Infrastructure

Construction work is occurring along Robertson Drive in La Ronge.
Construction work is occurring along Robertson Drive in La Ronge. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Seniors living complex and residential care unit currently being built in La Ronge

By Derek Cornet
July 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

A 10-unit senior's living complex, a residential care unit and more are currently being built along Robertson Drive in La Ronge.

“The good part is they’re filling a need and there’s isn’t anyone in town who won’t say we don’t need that particular housing,” Mayor Ron Woytowich said. “The.....

Some cars of the train derailed while those carrying passengers all remained upright.
Some cars of the train derailed while those carrying passengers all remained upright. Submitted photo/Transportation Safety Board

Derailment site cleared but heavy rain sees further suspension of service

By larongeNOW Staff
July 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

VIA rail says the site of the derailment north of Hudson Bay last week is cleared and repaired, although their service through north central Manitoba remains suspended due to heavy rains elsewhere.

Sixteen passengers and five crew members were on the train which travels the route from Winnipeg to.....

Cooler, wetter weather in the North is expected to help wildfire crews get a handle on the 63 new fire starts that have occurred in the past five days.
Cooler, wetter weather in the North is expected to help wildfire crews get a handle on the 63 new fire starts that have occurred in the past five days. File photo/Tyler Marr

Southend wildfire threat diminishes as officials prep for evacuees' return

By Glenn Hicks
June 26, 2018 - 12:24pm

Repatriation of hundreds of people back to the northern community of Southend has begun after the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation rescinded its general evacuation order late Monday.

On Tuesday wildfire officials said the risk of the 'Woods' wildfire nearby had diminished, with no growth towards Southend to the north.....

File photo/Bryan Eneas

Provincial and federal governments invest in Sask. shelters

By larongeNOW Staff
June 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

The provincial and federal governments have teamed up to make a major investment in Saskatchewan’s domestic violence shelters.

On Tuesday, the governments announced a combined investment of more than $4.2 million towards 14 Saskatchewan shelters through the Shelter Enhancement Program. In the announcement, Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.....

A two-person job will become the work of just one thanks to the purchase of a new garbage truck.
A two-person job will become the work of just one thanks to the purchase of a new garbage truck. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

New garbage truck and nearly 400 bins coming to Air Ronge

By Derek Cornet
June 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Changes are coming to garbage collection in Air Ronge after council approved the purchase of a new truck and nearly 400 bins.

Air Ronge Mayor Gordon Stomp said he expects new truck, with a mechanical arm lift, to be delivered by December. Ordered from a Regina company, the truck.....

The 'Woods' wildfire south of Southend has grown, but in a southerly direction away from residents.
The 'Woods' wildfire south of Southend has grown, but in a southerly direction away from residents. Nelson Cook/Facebook

Wildfires grow near Southend and McArthur River mine

By Glenn Hicks
June 25, 2018 - 2:32pm

The wildfire that forced over 700 people to flee the northern community of Southend last week has grown to more than 9,300 hectares in size, but is no closer to the community.

The so-called 'Woods' fire, which is burning south of the reserve, was measured at 5,500 hectares Friday.....

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