Elder marches for inquiry

by Derek Cornet After reading media reports that included a photo of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine of Winnipeg – whose body was found wrapped in a bag in the Red River Aug. 17 – Emil Bell of Canoe Lake Cree Nation couldn’t keep silent any longer. “We’re trying to get Prime Minister Stephen Harper to hold … Continue reading

Barrel racer wins provincial event

by Phil Ambroziak There’s always room for improvement. The 2014 Saskatchewan Barrel Racing Association (SBRA) finals may only be recent history, but Rapid View area rider Nancy Dancy is already determined to do better at next year’s competition. She set this goal for herself in spite of a strong showing at the July 28-31 finals … Continue reading

Country singer receives Grammy nod

by Derek Cornet After deciding to follow her dreams, a former Meadow Lake resident is rising to the top. Alma Sibley, 61, always knew she had musical ability like no one else. After being discovered by a well-known Nashville country music producer on ReverbNation, a music sharing website for musicians, Sibley released her debut album … Continue reading

New ‘jewel’ in WPCA crown

By Gaven Crites They call it the Half Mile of Hell, and it’s making a stop in Saskatchewan this summer. The World Professional Chuckwagon Association (WPCA), which primarily races in Alberta, recently inked a deal to bring a race to Prairieland Park in Saskatoon the weekend of June 6-9. According to WPCA president Arnold McKernon, … Continue reading