Provincial Politics

One in three visits to the emergency room Saturdays involve alcohol.
One in three visits to the emergency room Saturdays involve alcohol. submitted photo/Mamawetan Churchill River Health Authority

La Ronge paying high economic price for excessive drinking

By Derek Cornet
December 7, 2018 - 1:50pm

Doctors agree residents of La Ronge are paying a high economic price for the heavy consumption of alcohol.

“The harms from alcohol is something most physicians see on a regular basis,” said Dr. James Irvine. “It’s been an ongoing concern for me over the years.”

submitted photo/Lindsay Arnesen

Wait times report does not reflect reality for northern families: Saskatoon mother

By Nigel Maxwell
December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

A new report from the Fraser Institute indicates the wait time to see a specialist in Saskatchewan is the lowest in the country, but according to one Saskatoon mother, the report does not reflect the actual experiences for families living North of Saskatoon.

Joe Yungwirth points to a map which has pins in it showing where the company has done jobs over the years.
Joe Yungwirth points to a map which has pins in it showing where the company has done jobs over the years. Michael Joel-Hansen/paNOW Staff

Construction industry in Prince Albert slow

By Michael Joel-Hansen
December 6, 2018 - 4:56pm

The province’s construction industry been receiving some attention with the Saskatchewan Construction Association recently announcing that over 10,000 jobs had been lost in the industry over the last three years.

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