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Trent Wotherspoon visited La Ronge, and the Gateway to the North on Oct. 16 and 17, where he announced his plans to re-establish a Ministry of Northern Affairs and plans to provide core funding to the Northern Trappers' Association.
Trent Wotherspoon visited La Ronge, and the Gateway to the North on Oct. 16 and 17, where he announced his plans to re-establish a Ministry of Northern Affairs and plans to provide core funding to the Northern Trappers' Association. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

NDP leadership hopeful visits the North

By Bryan Eneas
October 17, 2017 - 11:46am

One NDP leadership candidate is touring the North and announcing his plans to support the region in the future.

Trent Wotherspoon visited La Ronge on Oct. 16 where he announced his commitment to re-establishing the Ministry of Northern Affairs.

A 40 foot high pipe emits a tall flame as SaskEnergy conducts natural gas burn offs in areas west of Prince Albert ahead of planned system upgrades. The controlled flares were monitored to ensure public safety.
A 40 foot high pipe emits a tall flame as SaskEnergy conducts natural gas burn offs in areas west of Prince Albert ahead of planned system upgrades. The controlled flares were monitored to ensure public safety. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

SaskEnergy conducts controlled burns

By paNOW Staff
October 17, 2017 - 10:00am

SaskEnergy is conducting two controlled flares of natural gas today.

The flaring takes place west of Prince Albert near the south end of McLeod Rd. and northwest of Canwood.

A strong proponent of the project was Coun. Dennis Ogrodnick, who called the project a win for the city.
A strong proponent of the project was Coun. Dennis Ogrodnick, who called the project a win for the city. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Council approves incentive package, development permit for luxury hotel

By Tyler Marr
October 16, 2017 - 9:20pm Updated: October 17, 2017 - 11:56am

Despite stiff opposition from one member, city council voted to approve an incentive package and a development permit for a new luxury hotel slated for the southend of the city.

As the Water Security Agency conducts maintenance on the Lac La Ronge Dam, outflows from the structure will be reduced and will impact surrounding water levels.
As the Water Security Agency conducts maintenance on the Lac La Ronge Dam, outflows from the structure will be reduced and will impact surrounding water levels. file photo/paNOW staff

Maintenance on Lac La Ronge Dam will affect water levels: officials

By paNOW Staff
October 15, 2017 - 3:55pm

As the Water Security Agency (WSA) conducts maintenance on the Lac La Ronge Dam, outflows from the structure will be reduced and will impact surrounding water levels.

Councillors voted to award money to an outside contractor to complete the remaining landscape work on the Marquis Road West extension project, despite a number of head shakes over the "ten-year glacial move" of the project.
Councillors voted to award money to an outside contractor to complete the remaining landscape work on the Marquis Road West extension project, despite a number of head shakes over the "ten-year glacial move" of the project. file photo/paNOW staff

Marquis Road ‘saga’ sees head shakes over landscape request

By Tyler Marr
October 15, 2017 - 12:50pm Updated: October 15, 2017 - 3:10pm

The Marquis Road West extension project which has loomed over the city for nearly a decade will be a "lesson on how we as a corporation do business” for one city councillor.

A motion calling for Mayor Greg Dionne to support the federal government during softwood lumber negotiations passed during Tuesday's council meeting.
A motion calling for Mayor Greg Dionne to support the federal government during softwood lumber negotiations passed during Tuesday's council meeting. The Canadian Press

City backs federal government during softwood lumber negotiations

By Bryan Eneas
October 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

The city of Prince Albert is throwing support behind the federal government during NAFTA negotiations with the United States surrounding softwood lumber.

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