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Car submerged in Estevan.
Car submerged in Estevan. submitted photo/Kyle McLintock

Estevan prepares for Summer Games in wake of flash flood

By Brant Hilton/CJME News Staff
July 15, 2016 - 3:11pm

Organizers are scrambling to get the venues ready for the Saskatchewan Summer Games in Estevan after the community was hit by flash flooding.

Estevan was drenched by 125 mm or five inches of rain on Sunday, July 10, two weeks before the provincial games are set to start.

The first roundtable meeting of its kind to discuss systemic issues from Prince Albert to La Loche.
The first roundtable meeting of its kind to discuss systemic issues from Prince Albert to La Loche. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Roundtable meeting addresses ‘crisis’ situation in northern communities

By Bryan Eneas
July 15, 2016 - 12:41pm

Nothing’s changed in La Loche since the shootings in January of 2016.

This is the mentality of locals in the town, who, deciding to do something about it, contacted Prince Albert resident John Hanikenne. Hanikenne told these concerned individuals, he could help.

Chris Olson's truck and trailer stuck in the mud at the Craven Country Jamboree, July 13.
Chris Olson's truck and trailer stuck in the mud at the Craven Country Jamboree, July 13. Lisa Schick/CJME News Staff

Mud, puddles greet Craven festival goers

By Lisa Schick/CJME News Staff
July 14, 2016 - 8:20am

By the time the gates to the camping area opened Wednesday afternoon, there were already trucks and campers lined up in both directions on Highway 20.

The gates were closed after only two hours on Tuesday because of heavy rain.

Players take part in exhibition hand games before the main tournament at Sakicawasihk powwow.
Players take part in exhibition hand games before the main tournament at Sakicawasihk powwow. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

Hand games aim to teach culture and build community

By Sarah Rae
July 14, 2016 - 7:12am

A game played long ago is being revived in communities who lost it.

The Sakicawasihk powwow in North Battleford featured hand games for the first time this year, something Bill Wapass of Thunderchild First Nation said is important to Aboriginal culture.

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