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Police escort the youth into the Government of Saskatchewan building where court was held in La Loche this morning.
Police escort the youth into the Government of Saskatchewan building where court was held in La Loche this morning. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Reactions mixed as La Loche shooter sentenced as adult

By Kathy Gallant
February 23, 2018 - 3:18pm

A jam-packed courtroom in La Loche heard Judge McIvor’s decision today: The now 20-year-old shooter who killed four people and injured seven others in La Loche in January 2016 will be sentenced as an adult on March 16, 2018 in Meadow Lake.

Team Regina swept the feet from under their completion, taking nearly half the 15 medals available in the Judo Skills competition.
Team Regina swept the feet from under their completion, taking nearly half the 15 medals available in the Judo Skills competition. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Regina cleans up with 7 medals in Judo Skills Competition

By Greg Higgins
February 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Athletes showed off their technique in the Judo skills competition Wednesday morning in the Saskatchewan Winter Games, with Regina picking up seven medals in the event.

Mould and decaying drywall in Carol Peyachew's basement.
Mould and decaying drywall in Carol Peyachew's basement. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Red Pheasant residents frustrated with 'outrageous' living conditions

By Greg Higgins
February 21, 2018 - 3:30pm Updated: February 22, 2018 - 8:17am

Residents on Red Pheasant First Nation’s are living without running water or heat and have raw sewage on the ground. Many of those residents are accusing the Chief and council of neglecting their duties to help.

Zara Carter, with Team Rivers West, focuses on her form in the trampoline routine finals Wednesday.
Zara Carter, with Team Rivers West, focuses on her form in the trampoline routine finals Wednesday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Day of highs and lows for young gymnasts at games

By Angela Brown
February 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

It was a day of emotional highs and lows for young athletes vying in the final round of artistic gymnastics competitions on Wednesday.

Parents filled the stands cheering on their kids taking part in the events as part of the Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford. 

Kaleb Clayton, from Prince Albert, right, receives a little direction from the Lakeland district team's assistant coach Bryce Elliott, Tuesday.
Kaleb Clayton, from Prince Albert, right, receives a little direction from the Lakeland district team's assistant coach Bryce Elliott, Tuesday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Games a big first step for young gymnasts

By Angela Brown
February 21, 2018 - 8:30am

When they aren't buckling down perfecting their routines, gymnasts from across the province taking part in the Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford have been enjoying the atmosphere of the games.

Nadine Fehr (middle) Harley Harris (left) and Sam Silverthorn (right) pose with their medals after the ski-cross competition at Table Mountain on Tuesday. It was Fehr's won her second gold medal of the games, after winning the U-16 female ski-cross.
Nadine Fehr (middle) Harley Harris (left) and Sam Silverthorn (right) pose with their medals after the ski-cross competition at Table Mountain on Tuesday. It was Fehr's won her second gold medal of the games, after winning the U-16 female ski-cross. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Sask. Winter Games: Rivers West win 8 medals in alpine ski-cross

By Nathan Kanter
February 20, 2018 - 9:00pm Updated: February 20, 2018 - 9:30pm

Although a total of 18 medals were up for grabs in alpine skiing on day two of the Saskatchewan Winter Games, 19 medals were awarded in the end, due to a tie for the bronze in the U-16 male ski-cross.

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