Saskatchewan

Ruth Bitner on one of her many travels in Hazlet Sk. viewing a truck mural.
Ruth Bitner on one of her many travels in Hazlet Sk. viewing a truck mural. submitted photo/Leslee Newman

Seeing Saskatchewan one community at a time

By Roger White
October 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

What began as a personal project to celebrate Saskatchewan’s anniversary quickly culminated into something much bigger for Ruth Bitner of Dalmeny – a project that would take her 12 years and thousands of kilometres on the province's backroads and highways to complete.

Rodney Martin Janvier appeared in court in La Loche on Friday after being charged with manslaughter in the death of a 41-year-old man from Clearwater River Dene Nation on Aug. 10.
Rodney Martin Janvier appeared in court in La Loche on Friday after being charged with manslaughter in the death of a 41-year-old man from Clearwater River Dene Nation on Aug. 10. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Clearwater River Dene Nation man charged with manslaughter

By battlefordsNOW Staff
October 13, 2017 - 12:21pm

A 29-year-old man appeared in La Loche Provincial Court today on manslaughter charges following his arrest, Thursday.

 Rodney Martin Janvier of Clearwater River Dene Nation was arrested without incident after a two month investigation into the death of Bradley Scott Lemaigre, 41.

The exterior of the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital.
The exterior of the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital. Tyler Marr/paNOW Staff

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital nears completion

By paNOW Staff
October 13, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: October 13, 2017 - 1:32pm

The Jim Pattison Children's Hospital will soon be a reality as the structure is 70 per cent complete.

With its final shape in place, all levels of the hospital including its helipad are complete and in keeping with schedule and budget.

RCMP are currently on scene of an ongoing investigation in the Maidstone area following an incident which began last night in Edmonton.
RCMP are currently on scene of an ongoing investigation in the Maidstone area following an incident which began last night in Edmonton. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

UPDATE: Police presence continues in Maidstone, searching rural areas

By battlefordsNOW Staff
October 12, 2017 - 10:30am Updated: October 12, 2017 - 4:37pm

Members of the Emergency Response Team remain active in the Maidstone area and Mounties are now searching rural locations. 

The RCMP issued a media release this afternoon which requested locals and media refrain from approaching suspicious people or vehicles.

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Representatives from RBC, the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation, the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Government announced a big donation this morning which will improve remote access to mental healthcare.
Representatives from RBC, the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation, the University of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Government announced a big donation this morning which will improve remote access to mental healthcare. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

Remote robotic technology "a game-changer” for youth mental health

By Taylor MacPherson
October 10, 2017 - 2:48pm

Young people suffering from mental health issues in remote Saskatchewan First Nations communities will soon have close-to-home treatment options through robotics technology, thanks to a big donation announced this morning.

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