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Boating safety promoted as smoke rolls into province

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:00
By Glenn Hicks There have been no major safety incidents on the region’s lakes so far this summer, and officials want to keep it that way. The forecast is calling for widespread smoke from the wildfires burning in B.C. and some boaters told paNOW about reduced visibility on the local waters last Saturday because of the heavy smoke. ... Read More
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Muskoday First Nation resident seeks power, water, and gas connections for home

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 17:00
By Bryan Eneas For 12 gruelling years, Anthony Bear has struggled to connect his home on the Muskoday First Nation to nearby power, water, and natural gas lines. When he ended his rodeo and chuckwagon career, Bear decided he wanted to settle down to be with his family. He left everything he had behind in Alberta to move to Muskoday First Nation, his home reserve. ... Read More
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Search continues for missing Rosthern senior

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 16:30
By By paNOW staff Police continue to ask for the public's help in finding a missing senior from the Rosthern area.  RCMP are looking for 77-year-old Victor Falk, who was last seen Wednesday evening. RCMP say the area around Rosthern has been searched already, and are asking the public to search any abandoned buildings, vehicles or outbuildings for the missing man.  ... Read More
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Meili hoping for reduced wait times in province

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:07
By Angela Brown Saskatchewan NDP leader Ryan Meili is concerned about overall wait time delays across the province in emergency rooms and for surgeries. Meili visited North Battleford Aug. 14 as part of his cross-province tour. He said in general he believes the province isn't fulfilling its promise on the issue of reducing wait times. ... Read More
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New service will soon provide a safe ride home

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:13
By Angela Brown CAA Saskatchewan drivers who are CAA members and need a little help getting home will soon be able to take advantage of a new CAA service available this fall with Ride Assist. The company announced the service on Wednesday with spokespeople saying it is aimed to help drivers who need a ride due to various reasons such as personal health issues, or perhaps because they are having vision concerns such as dealing with broken or lost prescription eyewear, as an example. People may also ask for the service when they are physically impaired and unable to drive their own vehicles. ... Read More
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Marit takes over as agriculture minister

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 17:00
By Charlene Tebbutt Saskatchewan’s new Agriculture minister says he has a lot to learn in his new post, but appreciates the opportunity to represent the industry. David Marit was named Saskatchewan’s new minister of agriculture Thursday. Marit, who farms with his brother in southern Saskatchewan and is a former head of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, takes over from Lyle Stewart who stepped down from Premier Scott Moe's cabinet due to health issues. Marit was previously the province’s minister of highways and infrastructure. ... Read More
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Conference aims to help First Nations explore medical marijuana production

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 15:00
By Angela Brown Members of many First Nations attended a conference in North Battleford Thursday to find out more about the benefits of getting involved in niche markets such as medical marijuana production and how it could create more economic opportunites for Indigenous people ... Read More
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Today is Burgers to Beat MS Day at A&W

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:00
By Martin Martinson The A&W Burgers to Beat Multiple Sclerosis initiative first came to Saskatchewan in 2008, and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary today. When asked how the annual celebration initially came about, Neil Farmer, Vice President of Operations for A&W Canada said that partnering with the MS Society of Canada seemed like a natural fit due to the high number of Canadians affected by the disease. ... Read More
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