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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in connection to Simon Grant death PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 September 2017 16:57

La Ronge Provincial Court

A guilty plea has been entered in relation to the April death of La Ronge business owner Simon Grant.

Austin Bird, 18, entered a guilty plea to manslaughter in La Ronge Provincial Court today. The Crown is seeking an eight-year sentence, while the defence is looking for five years.

The case has been adjourned until October 12 in La Ronge.

Meantime, three other people are facing charges in connection to the death of Grant, but their matters are still winding through the courts.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 17:14
Poundmaker man dies in rollover PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 September 2017 15:09

A 48-year-old man from the Poundmaker Cree Nation has died following a rollover.

RCMP say the single-vehicle accident happened this past Friday afternoon on a grid road five kilometres south of Paynton.

The 48-year-old was said to be the rear passenger of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 44-year-old driver and a 58-year-old passenger, both from Poundmaker, were transported to hospital with unknown injuries.

The RCMP are currently investigating the incident.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 15:40
UPDATE: RCMP investigating fatal hunting accident PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith   
Monday, 18 September 2017 11:23

An autopsy will be done this week in Saskatoon after a hunting accident which took the life of a 23-year-old man from Prince Albert.

RCMP say the incident happened Saturday evening in a rural field 10 kilometers south of Weirdale.

Police say two men from Prince Albert were hunting in the same area when a shot was fired.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the two men were not hunting together and did not know each other.

The other man involved who is 22-years-old and from Prince Albert, reported the incident to the RCMP, and remained at the scene.

The death is not considered suspicious and the victim's name will not be released.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 September 2017 11:28
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