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Lexi Verge (left) and mom Wendy planned a wedding dress fitting before her wedding was even planned. Wendy has stage four pancreatic cancer.
Lexi Verge (left) and mom Wendy planned a wedding dress fitting before her wedding was even planned. Wendy has stage four pancreatic cancer. submitted photo/Mason Neufeld Photography

P.A. woman’s bittersweet moment with mom captures Ellen DeGeneres' attention

By Dana Reynolds
July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Lexi Verge is only 19 years old, but realizes already her time with her mother is finite. Mom Wendy has suffered with pancreatic cancer for almost a year. She’s fought longer than doctors expected, but as the disease began to take its toll, it forced Lexi to face a painful reality.

The City of Regina said current mosquito populations are only about 20 per cent of last year's numbers on May 23, 2017.
The City of Regina said current mosquito populations are only about 20 per cent of last year's numbers on May 23, 2017. Britton Gray/CJME News Staff

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile found in Estevan area

By CJME News Staff
July 20, 2017 - 4:45pm

Saskatchewan’s mosquito surveillance program has discovered some pesky – and potentially life-threatening – insects.

According to the province, mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus were found on July 11 in traps in the Estevan area – a few weeks earlier than last year.

Pets are also vulnerable to the summer heat. Saskatchewan Veterninary Medical Association's registered vet technician Lorraine Serhienko has a few tips to help pets beat the heat.
Pets are also vulnerable to the summer heat. Saskatchewan Veterninary Medical Association's registered vet technician Lorraine Serhienko has a few tips to help pets beat the heat. Jeff Labine/paNOW Staff

Keeping pets cool during the dog days of summer

By Bryan Eneas
July 15, 2017 - 8:32am

With summer underway and temperatures forecasted for break 30C this weekend, heat stroke and other temperature related illnesses are top of mind.

The La Ronge town council vote 5-2 in favour of agreeing in principle to 49 recommendations made by the Northern Alcohol Strategy to reduce alcohol consumption on July 12.
The La Ronge town council vote 5-2 in favour of agreeing in principle to 49 recommendations made by the Northern Alcohol Strategy to reduce alcohol consumption on July 12. file photo/CKOM News Staff

La Ronge considers banning alcohol sales on paydays

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
July 14, 2017 - 8:22am

A series of recommendations to limit alcohol sales in the La Ronge area is sparking a fierce discussion in the community.
 

Prince Albert’s Jam Man Charlie Squire had reached out to the family and expressed a desire to sell his products and donate all the funds raised to Jackson’s Journey to Fight MS
Prince Albert’s Jam Man Charlie Squire had reached out to the family and expressed a desire to sell his products and donate all the funds raised to Jackson’s Journey to Fight MS Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Jam Man spreads some support for Jackson’s Journey

By Tyer Marr
July 8, 2017 - 3:42pm

In the face of two family members grappling with Multiple Sclerosis, Jackson Lepage wanted to give back to these two people who had given him so much.

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