First Nations

PBCN Chief Peter Beatty said he and council take the issue of alcohol very seriously.
PBCN Chief Peter Beatty said he and council take the issue of alcohol very seriously. file photo/paNOW Staff

PBCN Chief commits full support to stop bootlegging

By Nigel Maxwell
November 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Chief of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) says he fully supports the idea of check stops to help curb illegal bootlegging.

Seven people were charged in the Creighton area last weekend. Several of those communities targeted fall under the jurisdiction of the PBCN.

The second-degree murder case involving Gerald Stanley is set to go to trial in January.
The second-degree murder case involving Gerald Stanley is set to go to trial in January. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Judge named in Stanley trial, voir dire being held

By Angela Brown
November 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

The name of the judge has been announced for the second-degree murder case involving Gerald Stanley.

Chief Justice Martel Popescul, who is the chief justice for the province, will preside in a trial by jury at Court of Queen's Bench in the town of Battleford.

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