Feds fund ‘life-changing’ Indigenous youth program in northern Sask.

The federal government is putting $2.2 million towards a youth crime prevention project in northern Saskatchewan.  It’s expected to involve about 450 high-risk Indigenous youth from the Clearwater River School and the La Loche Community School. The money for the Clearwater River Dene Nation Project Venture comes from the National Crime Prevention Strategy and will be distributed over five years. “It’s targeted at the youth who need it the

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3 charged in Regina weapons bust

Three men are facing charges after Regina police discovered a number of firearms, machetes and ammunition this week.  Police were planning to search a home in the 1500 block of Argyle Street on Tuesday, but as officers were getting ready to enter they watched a man leave and go into a second house.  Then, two more people — both named in a search warrant

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Man escapes Sask. RCMP custody

A young Saskatchewan man is at large after escaping from the Turnor Lake RCMP Detachment on Tuesday. Gavin Montgrand, 19, escaped custody at about 1:20 p.m., police said. Montgrande is from Turnor Lake, which is 400 km northwest of La Ronge, but may be in the Saskatoon or Prince Albert areas, police say. A warrant has been issued for his

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Regina contractor being sued for health region ‘billing irregularities’

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region says it has filed a lawsuit and a complaint to the Regina Police Service after it noted “billing irregularities” on electrical work undertaken at the Pioneer Village long-term care home. According to a statement of claim filed at Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench on Wednesday, the health region alleges AB Electric Corp. submitted false invoices on work done at the Regina facility.  “AB

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‘The time is here’: Sask. has record number of female First Nations chiefs

A record number of Saskatchewan First Nations are now led by women. According to figures provided by the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, 16 of the province’s 74 chiefs are women. Plus, two of the five FSIN executive members are women, as are three of 10 heads of tribal councils. That’s a similar ratio to the provincial legislature, where 15 of 61 seats are

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SLGA to cut 32 liquor store jobs

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority is cutting 32 liquor store jobs in seven Saskatchewan communities, and more cuts may be on the way. The cuts take effect on Sept. 23 and include full-time and permanent part-time staff in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Estevan, Weyburn and Humboldt. Those affected were given notice on July 17, and shortly afterward the notice went company-wide. “Any sort

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