Family togetherness at Freeze, Wheeze and Breeze event

by Linda Mikolayenko Fifty-four athletes participated in the 25th annual Freeze, Breeze and Wheeze triathlon in La Ronge Sunday, Aug. 30. Although this was down from 66 last year, organizers were pleased with the turnout considering the upheaval this summer when the community was threatened by forest fires and residents were evacuated. “We even incorporated … Continue reading

Natural gas retrofit begins at La Ronge, Air Ronge schools

by Derek Cornet A natural gas expansion to Northern Lights School Division (NLSD) facilities is expected to cut energy bills nearly in half. Workers with SaskEnergy began digging trenches to lay natural gas pipeline to Pre-Cam Community School in La Ronge several weeks ago, having previously done so at the division’s head office in the … Continue reading

Liberal leader visits North

by Derek Cornet Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau broke the ice with residents of La Ronge and Meadow Lake Aug. 12 during his first campaign stop in Saskatchewan. Trudeau – along with Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River Liberal candidate Lawrence Joseph – began his visit of La Ronge in the early afternoon with a tour of wildfire-affected areas … Continue reading

Communities declare states of emergency

By Phil Ambroziak Forest fires raging in Saskatchewan’s north required some fast action by the Keewatin Regional Health Authority recently. “Fourteen patients in acute care, long-term care and respite care were transferred from the La Loche Health Centre on Thursday evening (June 25) with the majority going to Meadow Lake,” explained Dale West, KYRHA director … Continue reading

Northern nursing program to begin in fall

By Ben Ingram In the fight for improved healthcare in the North a new advantage has emerged. Beginning this year, students seeking a four-year nursing degree will be able to study in La Ronge and Ile-a-la Crosse, where an onsite program through Northlands College has been established to cater to the specific needs of northerners. … Continue reading