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Tye Finley went missing during a trip to Vietnam this month, but was later found.
Tye Finley went missing during a trip to Vietnam this month, but was later found. Facebook/Sandra Charles

La Ronge man found after going missing during holiday in Vietnam

By Derek Cornet
December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: December 17, 2018 - 12:53pm

A former resident of La Ronge is back in Canada after disappearing for nearly a week in Vietnam.  

“I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting me and my family and helping my son come back home,” Sandra Charles said about Tye Finley, who arrived Dec. 15 in Saskatoon. 

One in three visits to the emergency room Saturdays involve alcohol.
One in three visits to the emergency room Saturdays involve alcohol. submitted photo/Mamawetan Churchill River Health Authority

La Ronge paying high economic price for excessive drinking

By Derek Cornet
December 7, 2018 - 2:04pm

octors agree residents of La Ronge are paying a high economic price for the heavy consumption of alcohol.

“The harms from alcohol is something most physicians see on a regular basis,” said Dr. James Irvine. “It’s been an ongoing concern for me over the years.”

The special meeting will be held Dec. 1 at the town office at 9:30 a.m.
The special meeting will be held Dec. 1 at the town office at 9:30 a.m. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Special council meeting scheduled in La Ronge after initial alcohol and cannabis bylaw defeated

By Derek Cornet
November 29, 2018 - 12:03pm

A special council meeting has been called in La Ronge after a bylaw to control the sale, distribution and consumption of alcohol and cannabis initially failed to garner enough votes to proceed.

Cora Laich and her daughter, Candice, are seen outside the La Ronge courthouse.
Cora Laich and her daughter, Candice, are seen outside the La Ronge courthouse. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Hearing adjourned after judge finds 'grave concerns' in victim impact statement

By Derek Cornet
November 26, 2018 - 5:19pm Updated: November 26, 2018 - 5:58pm

The sentencing hearing for a young man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the murder of Simon Grant was unexpectedly adjourned this afternoon after alarming details were shared in a victim impact statement.

Members of the Town of La Ronge Council.
Members of the Town of La Ronge Council. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

La Ronge Council allegations received by RCMP and provincial government

By Derek Cornet
September 25, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: September 26, 2018 - 10:32am

The Ministry of Government Relations has received a letter from former La Ronge Administrator Stephen Conway asking for an investigation into his claimed conduct of members of town council.

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