Saskatchewan

RCMP say 33-year-old Abbie Speir was murdered in a home in Yellow Grass on April 20.
RCMP say 33-year-old Abbie Speir was murdered in a home in Yellow Grass on April 20. submitted photo/RCMP

Man charged in murder of Yellow Grass woman

By CJME News Staff
April 24, 2017 - 6:28am

RCMP have laid a first-degree murder charge in connection with the fire and suspicious death at a home in Yellow Grass.

RCMP confirm Kevin Obina Okafor, 37, of Yellow Grass, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, fleeing police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Tracey Halkett, from the Little Red River reserve, part of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, was elected into office earlier this month. She is the youngest woman to ever hold such a position from Little Red.
Tracey Halkett, from the Little Red River reserve, part of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, was elected into office earlier this month. She is the youngest woman to ever hold such a position from Little Red. Bryan Eneas / paNOW staff

Youngest female councillor elected to represent Little Red River

By Bryan Eneas
April 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

At the beginning of April, ballots were tallied in the Lac La Ronge Indian Band elections; the community of Little Red River elected a new face to represent on their behalf.

An aerial view of the Gunnar Uranium Mine and Mill pit, which runs over 100 meters deep. The abandoned mine site is poised to enter a productive year in terms of the remediation process according to officials within the Ministry of Economy.
An aerial view of the Gunnar Uranium Mine and Mill pit, which runs over 100 meters deep. The abandoned mine site is poised to enter a productive year in terms of the remediation process according to officials within the Ministry of Economy. submitted photo/Rebecca Gotto, SRC

Gunnar mine clean-up project continues on for another year

By Bryan Eneas
April 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

In the far north, the town of Uranium City is surrounded by numerous mining projects including the Gunnar Uranium Mine and Mill site which was decommissioned in 1963, and closed in 1964.

Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan said the province is reviewing its options after a judge ruled it unconstitutional to provide per-student funding for non-Catholics attending Catholic schools.
Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan said the province is reviewing its options after a judge ruled it unconstitutional to provide per-student funding for non-Catholics attending Catholic schools. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Sask. education minister reacts to Catholic schools ruling

By CKOM News Staff
April 21, 2017 - 2:51pm

Saskatchewan's education minister says a recent decision out of Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench could mean chaos for both the province's separate and public school systems.
 

A Yorkton judge has ruled that the Saskatchewan government can't fund non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools effective June 30, 2018.
A Yorkton judge has ruled that the Saskatchewan government can't fund non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools effective June 30, 2018. file photo/CKOM

Saskatchewan can't give Catholic schools money for non-Catholic students; court

By The Canadian Press
April 21, 2017 - 7:04am

A judge says the Saskatchewan government doesn't have the legal right to give Catholic schools funding for students who aren't Catholic.

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