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John Irving presents boarding school information to attendees.
John Irving presents boarding school information to attendees. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Scale models illustrate residential school history in La Ronge

By Derek Cornet
October 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Scale models of the All Saints Boarding Schools gave attendees a unique insight into the past at today's special presentation at the Alex Robertson Public Library.

“Everyone liked it,” model creator and presenter John Irving said. “It was my wife’s idea to build the models, so people would know.....

Carol Buffin stands with PNLS Director James Hope Howard after receiving her award.
Carol Buffin stands with PNLS Director James Hope Howard after receiving her award. submitted photo/Lisa Ulriksen

Northern librarian recognized for 30 years of service with PNLS

By Derek Cornet
October 15, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Northern Libraries Conference held last week in Air Ronge didn’t pass without acknowledging those who have hit a milestone in their work.

“With a square-footage in our area of 268,500 kilometers, it’s very easy to feel alone and isolated out there,” Pahkisimon Nuyeʔáh Library System (PNLS) Director James.....

Anne Hryniuk sits in her home in La Ronge.
Anne Hryniuk sits in her home in La Ronge. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Senior planning memoir of life and times in La Ronge

By Derek Cornet
October 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

The town was a much different place when long-time resident Anne Hryniuk was born in her family’s home along the shores of Lac La Ronge in 1936.

“People lived far apart and there were only a couple of stores,” she said, noting the permanent population at the time was.....

Heidi Walker moved to La Ronge in May to further research on the case study.
Heidi Walker moved to La Ronge in May to further research on the case study. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Residents invited to share wildfire stories as part of university case study

By Derek Cornet
October 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Stories of hardship, perseverance and the true meaning of community are some of the memories La Ronge and area residents are sharing as part of a case study about wildfires.

A collaboration between the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, the University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina, the study.....

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