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Two Injured In Northern Saskatchewan Plane Crash PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith   
Friday, 25 July 2014 17:19

Two people were injured this morning following a plane crash in northern Saskatchewan.

Shortly before noon RCMP were contacted by the Winnipeg Flight Control Center which had received a distress call from a private plane.

The aircraft crashed about 20 kilometers southwest of Points North Landing at a permanent camp.

There were two people in the Republic RC-3 Seabee amphibious sports aircraft which was headed to Yellowknife.

At last report a 53-year-old male pilot and 29-year-old male co-pilot from Thorndale, Ontario were removed by search and rescue technicians in a Griffon Helicopter.

They were to be taken to Saskatoon for medical assessment in a Hercules aircraft.

Both the helicopter and Hercules are from the Department of National Defense.

Transport Canada has been notified and the men's names have not been released.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 17:21
Buffalo River Dene Nation Chief To Go On Trial For Assault In October PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith   
Friday, 25 July 2014 16:32

A trial date has been set for the chief of the Buffalo River Dene Nation on a charge of assault.

On Mar. 24, RCMP were called to a home on the reserve after receiving a report that a 29-year-old man had been assaulted.

After an investigation, 41-year-old Lance Byhette was arrested.

He is facing one count of assault and one count of being intoxicated on the reserve.

His trial is set for Oct. 15 in Dillon.

Byhette was elected as chief of the Buffalo River Dene Nation in March 2013.

New Regulatory Body To Certify And Discipline Teachers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Fraser Needham   
Friday, 25 July 2014 16:30

Saskatchewan educational stakeholders are in the process of designing a new regulatory body which will provide certification and discipline for teachers.

An eight-person transition committee has been appointed to oversee the process including representation from two Aboriginal groups – the First Nations Directors of Education and Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.

Ministry of Education assistant deputy minister Clint Repski says it is not really appropriate that the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation both lobby on behalf of and discipline teachers.

“Right now you’ve got an organization who is responsible for both advocacy and discipline and really in this day and age that’s not appropriate and that’s not in the best interests of the public,” he says.

Repski adds the transition committee will design what exactly the regulatory body will look like.

“The reason why we have this transition committee set up is so that we can determine that over the course of the next year and we are going to be getting input from the public, teachers, parents to make sure we have the right governance structure.”

Keith Frame will represent the First Nations Directors of Education on the transition committee and Gary Hurton will represent the FSIN.

Other members of the committee include Repski, Gwen Dueck and Fay Elke of the STF, Kyle McIntyre of the League of Educational Administrators, Directors and Superintendents; Elizabeth Perrault of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association and Derwyn Crozier as a member of the public.

The province has been in discussions with these groups and the universities of Saskatchewan and Regina since November 2013 about designing a regulatory body to regulate teachers.

The regulatory body is expected to be up and running by fall 2015.

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