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Fond du Lac Chief Louie Mercredi (right) is calling for better mental health support for his community following the second suicide of a firefighter in just three years.
Fond du Lac Chief Louie Mercredi (right) is calling for better mental health support for his community following the second suicide of a firefighter in just three years. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Fond du Lac Chief, FSIN call for more northern mental health supports

By paNOW Staff
August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

The chief of the Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation is calling for better mental health supports for his community and particularly first responders after the suicide of a local firefighter.

'Whoa, horsie!' Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie, holds the reins as he greets onlookers, as MLA Herb Cox leads the way ahead of him, during the Town of Battleford's annual parade Friday.
'Whoa, horsie!' Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie, holds the reins as he greets onlookers, as MLA Herb Cox leads the way ahead of him, during the Town of Battleford's annual parade Friday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town of Battleford parade offers plenty of variety

By Angela Brown
August 11, 2018 - 9:03am

Whether it was the horses, the farming equipment or the antique cars, the Town of Battleford parade offered plenty to see when it snaked through town Friday evening.

The town had more than 50 entries registered for the event.

With the combination of the heat warning and the poor air quality due to smoke, it is imperative to make sure animals stay safe as well as humans.
With the combination of the heat warning and the poor air quality due to smoke, it is imperative to make sure animals stay safe as well as humans. Brady Lang/battlefordsNOW Staff

Keep your pets safe during heat warnings: Humane Society

By Brady Lang
August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

With multiple heat warnings and air quality statements issued across Saskatchewan in the last 24 hours, it’s important to look after every member of the family, including pets.

Sheldon Hirschfeld, one of two specially-trained paramedics in the new paramedicine pilot program in Prince Albert works with a patient at a local care home.
Sheldon Hirschfeld, one of two specially-trained paramedics in the new paramedicine pilot program in Prince Albert works with a patient at a local care home. Saskatchewan Health Authority/Facebook

New paramedicine program being tested in Prince Albert

By Charlene Tebbutt
August 7, 2018 - 5:55pm

A new pilot program in Prince Albert is connecting residents in residential care homes with medical treatment, without a trip to hospital.

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