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NLSD Director of Education Jason Young speaks with reporters after the event.
NLSD Director of Education Jason Young speaks with reporters after the event. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

'It's new beginnings': Special ceremony marks Dene High School grand reopening

By Derek Cornet
January 18, 2019 - 9:21pm

The phrase ‘Dene Strong’ was repeated over and over again at a grand reopening and memorial ceremony Jan. 18 at La Loche’s Dene High School.

While cameras and audio recording equipment weren’t permitted inside the event, hundreds of students, staff and local residents gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate.....

Crews work in the East Boundary Fuel Break in Prince Albert National Park collecting and burning brush piles in this area.
Crews work in the East Boundary Fuel Break in Prince Albert National Park collecting and burning brush piles in this area. submitted/Parks Canada

Waskesiu makes early preparations for fire season

By Brady Bateman
January 12, 2019 - 8:23am

Parks Canada employees are getting an early start preparing for the fire season in Prince Albert National Park.

Dustin Guedo, an ecologist with Parks Canada, told paNOW several projects are underway to ensure the safety of residents and their properties in the Town of Waskesiu and the surrounding area......

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.....

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.....

Hundreds of northerners will be without power tomorrow afternoon.
Hundreds of northerners will be without power tomorrow afternoon. file photo/paNOW staff

Planned power outages scheduled near La Ronge and Stanley Mission

By Derek Cornet
January 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Hundreds of SaskPower customers near La Ronge and Stanley Mission will be without power Jan. 9 for most of the afternoon for general maintenance.

“I don’t know if there’s any specific reason, but a big part of our general maintenance program is making sure the poles are in good.....

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