Northern Saskatchewan News

Police considering New Year's Day death in northern Sask. 'suspicious'

By 650 CKOM January 2, 2017 - 4:48pm Updated: January 2, 2017 - 4:48pm

RCMP in northern Saskatchewan is investigating the suspicious death of a woman early New Years Day.

Police in Southend found an injured 44-year-old woman at a residence...

Portion of Hwy 3 closed after serious crash west of Shellbrook

By 980 CJME November 21, 2016 - 8:51pm Updated: November 21, 2016 - 9:00pm

RCMP in northern Saskatchewan are currently at the scene of what is being called a serious collision about 20 kilometres west of Shellbrook.

Highway 3 is closed between...

Around 250 people came together for a candlelight vigil in La Ronge on Nov. 1, 2016 in support of families who have recently lost loved ones to suicide.

'We're here to listen:' Youth urged to seek support in wake of northern Sask. suicides

By Bryan Eneas November 2, 2016 - 8:39am Updated: November 2, 2016 - 8:39am

October has not been kind to La Ronge. 

Following another tragic loss of young life, the community has banded together for their youth. In the last month, six young...

Grand Chief Ron Michel of the Prince Albert Grand Council said the latest suicide involved a 10-year-old girl from Deschambault Lake, about 500 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

10-year-old girl latest victim of suicide in northern Sask.

By The Canadian Press October 19, 2016 - 11:17am Updated: October 19, 2016 - 3:01pm

Amid heightened calls for mental health supports, a 10-year-old girl in northern Saskatchewan has taken her own life.

Grand Chief Ron Michel of the Prince Albert Grand...

The C295W military aircraft lands at the Saskatoon airport on June 20, 2016.

Transwest Air looking to make food cheaper in northern Sask.

By JT Marshall June 21, 2016 - 6:49am Updated: June 25, 2016 - 11:23am

Transwest Air is looking at purchasing a C295W military aircraft to be able to transport more cargo to remote communities such as Stony Rapids.

While many northern...

Mental health, stock photo.

Preventing the suicide crisis in Northern Sask. comes with challenges

By Spencer Sterritt, Miranda Brumwell April 22, 2016 - 5:27pm Updated: April 22, 2016 - 5:30pm

Isolation is the root cause of mental health issues in the region, according to mental health workers in northern Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis communities.

The...

Circulating rumours about contaminated with HIV landed a northern man in handcuffs Tuesday

Northern man charged after food scare in La Ronge

By 650 CKOM, paNOW staff March 30, 2016 - 7:05am Updated: March 30, 2016 - 11:11am

A 48-year-old man from Stanley Mission is facing charges for allegedly spreading rumours that food at a La Ronge business had been contaminated with HIV by a needle.   The RCMP...

Marie Janvier, an educational assistant, was killed during a shooting at a highschool in La Loche on Jan. 22.

Teachers among 4 dead in La Loche shooting

By 980 CJME, 650 CKOM January 23, 2016 - 1:10pm Updated: January 25, 2016 - 9:00am

Two teachers are among the four people killed and two critically injured after a shooter opened fire at a high school in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Loche.

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Photo of ice road to Wollaston Lake in previous years.

Ice road to Wollaston Lake deemed unsafe

By Nigel Maxwell January 11, 2016 - 6:14pm Updated: January 11, 2016 - 6:15pm

Residents of Wollaston Lake in northern Saskatchewan are praying for some colder temperatures.

During the winter months the community relies on an ice road, but due to...

Crash splits car in half in northern Sask.

By paNOW staff January 2, 2016 - 10:30am Updated: January 2, 2016 - 10:45am

Several people were taken to hospital Friday afternoon after a head-on collision in northern Saskatchewan near Black Lake.

According to an RCMP news release, an impaired...

Waskesiu Beach at Prince Albert National Park.

Boosting tourism funding eyed by premier to help northern Saskatchewan

By paNOW staff September 2, 2015 - 12:17pm Updated: September 2, 2015 - 3:19pm

After meeting with Premier Brad Wall on Thursday afternoon, Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne said they are on the same page about the next step for northern Saskatchewan after...