Federal Politics

NDP MLA Nicole Rancourt says a good Canada-U.S. relationship is crucial for Saskatchewan’s economy.
NDP MLA Nicole Rancourt says a good Canada-U.S. relationship is crucial for Saskatchewan’s economy. File photo/paNOW Staff

U.S., Canada trade essential for country, province: local politicians

By Jeff Labine
April 27, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 12:35pm

According to two local politicians, a good trade relationship between Canada and the United States isn’t just good for the country; it's necessary for Saskatchewan’s 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.
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.

LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said she was thankful for the support she would be receiving from the federal government when it comes to the creation of a holistic wellness centre in La Ronge for residents in the North.
LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said she was thankful for the support she would be receiving from the federal government when it comes to the creation of a holistic wellness centre in La Ronge for residents in the North. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Federal government supports LLRIB’s quest for holistic wellness centre

By Bryan Eneas
April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

A long-term solution to one Indigenous community’s mental wellness plight is in the works.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott visited La Ronge on April 19 where she announced an additional $1.2 million in funds for mental wellness to the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott visited La Ronge on April 19 where she announced an additional $1.2 million in funds for mental wellness to the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Federal government announces new funding for mental wellness in N. Sask.

By Bryan Eneas
April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

More supports are coming to the communities affected by last year's Northern Saskatchewan suicide crisis.

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott meets FSIN Vice-Chief Heather Bear during her visit to Saskatchewan.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott meets FSIN Vice-Chief Heather Bear during her visit to Saskatchewan. Submitted Photo

Federal Health Minister invests in Saskatchewan

By Taylor MacPherson
April 19, 2017 - 10:00am

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott is on a tour of Saskatchewan, which has so far been highlighted by the announcement of a new health research centre in Saskatoon and visits to northern and First Nations communities.

For Trina Cockle, president of the local MADD chapter, the new impairment rules were “very solid”.
For Trina Cockle, president of the local MADD chapter, the new impairment rules were “very solid”. Canadian Press

MADD welcomes impaired driving rules attached to pot legalization

By Tyler Marr
April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

The president of MADD Prince Albert has faith the ramped-up impaired driving laws attached to the legislation to legalize marijuana in Canada will work to address a possible spike in drug-impaired driving.

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