Saskatchewan

Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation Chief Louie Mercredi (right) was disappointed after the federal government wouldn't fund a longer runway and all-weather road.
Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation Chief Louie Mercredi (right) was disappointed after the federal government wouldn't fund a longer runway and all-weather road. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Fond du Lac Chief calls-out feds

By paNOW Staff
January 19, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 19, 2018 - 6:48pm

The Chief of the Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation said the federal government is shirking its responsibility to First Nations.

Literacy rates are improving in the North and officials with the Northern Lights School Division attribute it to the work being done by both staff and students.
Literacy rates are improving in the North and officials with the Northern Lights School Division attribute it to the work being done by both staff and students. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Northern literacy rates improving faster than in South

By Bryan Eneas
January 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Northern schools have long struggled to keep literacy rates on par with the rest of Saskatchewan. But after a concerted effort to better train teachers, implement new programs, and raise expectations, schools are seeing the results.

Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons.
Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons. Office of the Correctional Investigator

B.C. solitary confinement ruling has implications in Sask

By Taylor MacPherson
January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 19, 2018 - 3:40pm

A recent decision by British Columbia’s highest court ruled indefinite solitary confinement unconstitutional could have a major effect on corrections in Saskatchewan, according to a lea

The La Loche Community Safety Board is looking for people to tell their stories about how drunk or dangerous driving has changed their lives - in Dene.
The La Loche Community Safety Board is looking for people to tell their stories about how drunk or dangerous driving has changed their lives - in Dene. File photo/paNOW Staff

Group seeks to raise awareness about drunk, dangerous driving in La Loche

By Bryan Eneas
January 18, 2018 - 12:28am Updated: January 18, 2018 - 8:22am

A northern village is looking to solve two serious problems by telling personal stories in their own language.

The Graham Group president said the company is prepared to take over the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford project after news of Carillion's liquidation.
The Graham Group president said the company is prepared to take over the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford project after news of Carillion's liquidation. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Liquidation of Carillion could open opportunities for Graham Group

By Greg Higgins
January 17, 2018 - 5:05pm

Carilion’s liquidation could provide opportunities according to the president of Graham Group, the other company in charge of construction and maintenance of the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford.

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