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Charges laid after drug bust on Waterhen Lake First Nation PDF Print E-mail
Written by mbcnews   
Monday, 14 August 2017 11:25

Photo courtesy of RCMP

Two women are facing various drug charges and police are looking for a 35-year-old man after a drug seizure on Waterhen Lake First Nation.

RCMP say two homes were searched on Saturday, and about $50,000 worth of cocaine was found.

The search also turned up marijuana, Canadian and American currency and six firearms.

Investigators say 39-year-old Mona Lasas and 30-year-old Megan Mistickokat were both arrested. The charges they face include possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

Mounties are still trying to locate 35-year-old Miles Lasas.

He is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime and illegal possession of a firearm.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of 35-year-old Miles Lasas is asked to contact Meadow Lake RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 August 2017 11:33
 
Molanosa site cleaned and ready to go for annual cultural days PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chelsea Laskowski   
Monday, 14 August 2017 07:48

Cleanup crews out at Molanosa get the site ready for a week’s worth of events. Photos courtesy Freda Bird, Facebook.

Camp setup is now complete for the Molanosa Cultural Days, which runs in the Montreal Lake region until Friday.

Organizer Freda Bird says the cultural event is focused on positive, sober activities and this year they're adding a disciplinary advisory committee of four Elders to hold people accountable to their vision.

“If anybody in the campsite is caught doing anything they’re not supposed to be doing they would have to go and talk to the advisory committee to find out what we’re going to do with them,” Bird said.

It’s been a hectic few weeks of setup, with a storm that came through the Molanosa area downing trees. Luckily, the Montreal Lake fire crew and about 24 summer students working with the band’s programming have been made available to help prepare the grounds.

The transformation of mowing grass, cleaning up trees, and other debris has made the site look “so different from when we first started working on it two or three weeks ago,” Bird said.

She is most looking forward to a family tree workshop that's coming up for the first time ever, and will show how different people from the region are related. That is one in a long list of cultural events like jigging competitions, canoe races, a fishing derby, and traditional teaching presentations.

There are events scheduled every day from Monday to Thursday, with camp takedown scheduled for Friday.

There is daily transportation to Molanosa from the Nehethow Store at 9 a.m. and return transport at 9 p.m.

More information can be found on the event's Facebook page.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 August 2017 09:15
 
Search and Rescue Exercises Held in La Ronge PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith   
Monday, 14 August 2017 07:46

Photo courtesy David Smith

Aircraft from across western Canada were in La Ronge this weekend for an annual exercise organized by the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association.

An RCAF Hercules aircraft made a stop at the airport Sunday morning to train CASARA volunteers.

Two groups of people were taken on flights around the region to receive training and experience on how to be a spotter during an aerial search operation.

One of the organizers of the annual Sarex event is Paul Ricklefs of La Ronge.

He says part of the event also included a competition among pilots and spotters to find targets in the area.

"All around La Ronge and as far west at Beauval, down to Candle Lake there will be targets laid out on the ground or there will be an emergency locator transponder on the ground and we hone in on those signals."

Ricklefs says members of the local Canadian Rangers group were also a part of the weekend events which will included simulated rescues from northern lakes.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 August 2017 07:49
 
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