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The community of La Ronge could soon welcome Garcia Silica; CEO Camilo Garcia says he will be meeting with members of the tri-community area later this week to address residents about his goals for a silica mine in the area.
The community of La Ronge could soon welcome Garcia Silica; CEO Camilo Garcia says he will be meeting with members of the tri-community area later this week to address residents about his goals for a silica mine in the area. file photo/paNOW Staff

Silica mine hopes to bring billions to La Ronge

By Bryan Eneas
January 29, 2018 - 4:35pm Updated: January 29, 2018 - 5:13pm

A proposed silica mine south of La Ronge is one step closer to reality.

Camilo Garcia, the CEO of Garcia Silica Incorporated, confirmed he had recently acquired a lease to two lots of land roughly 20 kilometers South of La Ronge.

The Ministry of Environment is open to working with a new wildfire task force created by the Prince Albert Grand Council earlier this month.
The Ministry of Environment is open to working with a new wildfire task force created by the Prince Albert Grand Council earlier this month. submitted photo/Ashly Queens

Ministry open to working with wildfire task force

By Bryan Eneas
January 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

The new wildfire task force created by the Prince Albert Grand Council may find allies in the Ministry of Environment when it comes to finding answers to a complicated problem.

Mayor Greg Dionne took to the podium Thursday in his annual State of the City speech.
Mayor Greg Dionne took to the podium Thursday in his annual State of the City speech. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Diamonds, Husky apology, RM funding top State of the City address

By Tyler Marr
January 25, 2018 - 3:19pm Updated: January 25, 2018 - 3:53pm

The coming back of the diamond industry, asking Husky Energy for a $1 million apology, and approaching the surrounding rural municipalities for funding topped Mayor Greg Dionne’s State of the City address.

Clean Seed's Smart Seeder allows producers to seed without tilling and tailor seeding to specific soil conditions.
Clean Seed's Smart Seeder allows producers to seed without tilling and tailor seeding to specific soil conditions. submitted photo/Clean Seed Technologies

B.C. company planting new roots in Saskatchewan

By Nigel Maxwell
January 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

A B.C. based agriculture technology company is moving its headquarters to Saskatchewan.

Clean Seed Technologies has qualified for a provincial tax incentive, which allows the company to pay a lower corporate income tax rate for up to 15 years.

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