Several topics at MD of Taber AGM

Regional Community Standards Program Bryce Surina, the Director of IT for the M.D. of Taber, shared information about the Regional Community Standards Program with those in attendance. Surina said he has had the unique...


Hwy 3 expansion stalls permitting Crowsnest Pass RV park

A company that owns a Crowsnest Pass RV park is asking municipal council to reconsider its decision not to sell off public land that was inadvertently built on when the park expanded its operations a little over 10 years ago....

Prairie Rose SD shrinks expected budget shortfall

At the regularly scheduled board meeting of Prairie Rose Public Schools, the budget for 2023-24 was presented by Ryan Boser, chief financial officer. The budget comes in with a deficit of $167,381, a significant decrease from...

Kneehill County cuts tax rate to balance assessment values

Kneehill County council will mitigate increases to ratepayer tax bills after passing a Property Tax bylaw with a reduced mill rate during the regular Tuesday, May 9 council meeting.  Property assessment values were up some...


Tiny council recently approved a housekeeping bylaw to improve lot grading and drainage in the municipality, with several changes proposed. The most noticeable change was in regards to the lot grading deposit, formerly set to $1,000 but increased to $5,000 with the approval. Public works director Tim Leitch explained the staff recommendation at the recent […] ...More

Silver Heights families are the latest to request the community’s public school allow their children to participate in Christian lessons during the day — a longstanding, but little-known possibility under provincial legislation. The St. James-Assiniboia School Board is expected to approve the use of Strathmillan School for elementary-aged theology programming at its next meeting. Trustees […] ...More

Food sovereignty project continues to grow

For Andrew Brant, gardening takes him back to his childhood, to precious time he spent with his late grandfather, bonding, learning, even making more work for a man he holds in the highest regard. Brant chuckled while standing roadside at his garden along York Road in Tydendinaga Mohawk Territory as he recounted how he used […] ...More

A neighbourhood group that raised concern over the establishment of a safe inhalation site in downtown Nelson is not opposed to the site, but rather is seeking proper process to discuss it, a recently-released organizational brochure claimed. Called the Neighbourhood Network, the grassroots organization — made up of “affected” residents, families, business owners, community recreation […] ...More

Political pressure renewed as G&R languishes in Kanesatake

More than 30 months after Quebec revoked its permit to operate, G&R Recycling is again in the headlines for its yet unresolved environmental damage, forcing politicians to answer why more has not been done on a file that has plagued Kanesatake for years. The reignited mainstream interest in the site was kicked off early this […] ...More

Bow Valley students learn cultural, ecological significance of bison

Like Walking Buffalo, who travelled the world to share Indigenous culture and ways of knowing, Îyârhe (Stoney) Nakoda elders still carry that tradition today with the animal for whom the former Bearspaw chief was named. Last week, Grade 5 classes from Bow Valley schools gathered at Star 6 Ranch near Exshaw, where they listened to […] ...More

 Saskatchewan Polytechnic has received $400,000 in funding from PrairiesCan’s – Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) program for innovation and development in Saskatchewan’s wild rice industry.   The funding will help bring together Sask Polytech’s engineering, design and fabrication capacity along with the training expertise required to create and maintain a sustainable fleet of harvester […] ...More

Bonnechere Excavating Inc., a Renfrew-based construction firm, has been awarded a $9,900,476 contract for the rehabilitation of eight streets in the town. At the May 9 council meeting, Councillor Kyle Cybulski, Chair of the Infrastructure, Public Works and Asset Management Committee, said in addition to the $9.9million contract, there is an overage of almost $2.6 […] ...More

TBM looking to expand waste collection services

The Town of The Blue Mountains is looking to expand its waste collection services in an effort to increase its overall diversion rate. At its committee of the whole meeting on May 16, council approved a report from Manager of Sustainability and Solid Waste Jeffery Fletcher that outlined waste collection service enhancements the town would like to […] ...More

Tips provided on how to make your home energy efficient

This will be a slightly different format of an article than you would normally see in the newspaper, it will likely read more along the lines of an opinion piece rather than a generic news article. For the last four years I have been contracted to four municipalities in the Smoky River Region as their […] ...More

Magnetawan launches third gigantic outdoor mural project

The Village of Magentawan has launched the third phase of its beautification project. The latest call has gone out to artists who are interested in painting a long mural on the outside wall of the Ahmic Harbour Community Centre. Laura Brandt, the municipality’s Deputy Clerk, says full details about the project are available online and prospective artists […] ...More

Son describes emotional mission to find missing Arviat hunter

It was a red object spotted in the distance and a hunch that it might be something important that led Jamie Kablutsiak to his father. The helicopter that brought Thomas Hiatalaaq Alikaswa back to Arviat is parked at the airport May 12. (Photo by Eric Anoee, special to Nunatsiaq News) It was May 12, and […] ...More