More Legal Woes For Beleaguered Chief

For the second time in five months, the chief of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation has been arrested for breaching probation. Chief Stewart Baptiste, Jr. was arrested over the weekend for allegedly breaching probation on Saturday. He is accused of drinking alcohol and...

AREVA Applies For Changes To McClean Lake Licence

AREVA Resources has applied to Ottawa for a change in its operating licence at the McClean Lake uranium mill. The company says it wants to expand the capacity of its milling operation, among other things. The proposed changes include the operation of the ore slurry...

Province Non-Committal On Long-Awaited All-Weather Road

Residents of a remote northern Saskatchewan First Nation are pressing the provincial government to live up to a promise it made to the community back in 2008. They say it is a matter of life and death for the Hatchet Lake First Nation.  At issue is an all-weather road...

Poundmaker TLE Fraud Suspect Committed To Stand Trial

A trial will be held in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench for a Poundmaker First Nation resident facing TLE fraud charges. Victoria McMillan faces charges of theft over $5,000, fraud over $5,000 and breach of her duties as a trustee.  She pleaded not guilty to...

Former New North CEO Sentenced For Forged Cheques

A 15-month conditional sentence has been handed to the former CEO of New North, the umbrella organization for northern Saskatchewan municipalities. Eric Gardiner was in La Ronge Provincial Court yesterday after pleading guilty earlier this year to one count of fraud....