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Zelensky Bros. Purchases Former Wapawekka Site PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:48

Zelensky Bros. Purchases Former Wapawekka Site

Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12:40

 

 

The owners of a La Ronge sawmill have finalized a deal to buy the former site of Wapawekka Lumber.

 

Brian Zelensky says he and brother Perry purchased the Prince Albert-area property because they already owned a planer mill on the site, and didn't want to tear it down.

 

Zelensky says that while Wapawekka has been closed for nearly four years, and their own La Ronge mill has been dormant for about a year and a half, they haven't given up on forestry.

 

"We closed that planer mill, and we've left all the equipment -- left everything ready to go again, in anticipation that there may have been a start-up there. And at this point, we're going to leave it in that position until we see how the forest industry sorts itself out here over the next few years," he says.

 

Zelensky says he's been negotiating a land purchase since last fall, when the site owners' other buildings and equipment were sold at auction to a company that is moving them to Alberta.

 

He says while he and his brother don't plan to re-start milling operations for now, they may look at leasing or renting the rest of the property out, or use it to temporarily house equipment from the nearby family farm.

 
Rivard Returns As MN-S Area Director PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:47

Rivard Returns As MN-S Area Director

Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12:39

 

 

Al Rivard has once again been given the reins as area director for the Metis Nation - Saskatchewan in Northern Region 1.

 

Rivard has held the position before, spending 12 years representing the Metis in northeast Saskatchewan, including La Ronge.

 

The position came open when former director Pat Knudsen stepped down partway through her term.

 

Rivard says that his first order of business is to keep working towards getting funding for an office in the north.

 

"It's not a matter of finding a place, it's a matter of finding the money. So we have proposals out to both levels of government to assist us in that," he says.

 

Rivard was acclaimed to the position after no one else came forward by this weekend's deadline.

 
FNUC Launches Haiti Fundraising Campaign PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:47

FNUC Launches Haiti Fundraising Campaign

Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12:38

 

 

The First Nations University of Canada's northern campus is challenging the Regina and Saskatoon campuses to see who can raise the most money for Haiti relief.

 

The northern campus will be holding a soup and 50/50 fundraiser on Wednesday, to help raise money for the earthquake survivors in Haiti.

 

They are working with the Red Cross, who will issue tax receipts for donations over $10.

 

The federal government is matching whatever donations are given.

 
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