Hatchet Lake Leaders Want Dry Reserve Enforced

Tuesday, November 01, 2005 at 15:09



The Hatchet Lake First Nation in Wollaston Lake is hosting some high-profile justice officials today.


Saskatchewan Justice Minister Frank Quennell and RCMP Assistant Commissioner Darryl McFayden are in the Far North for a series of public meetings on justice-related topics.


Yesterday, they were in Black Lake.


Hatchet Lake councillor Emil Hansen says one of the primary concerns in his community is the RCMP’s relative inability to enforce a dry reserve bylaw.


Hansen adds Chief Louis Josie really wants to see a crackdown on bootlegging.


Hansen also says there aren’t enough court workers and support staff for local residents making their way through the court system — and there is also a real need for Dene translators in court.