Local News

Family allowed to stay for two years

[ • By Kevin Weedmark]
After a huge groundswell of support from their community, Victor Santos, Lesi Hernandez and their family have been allowed to stay in Canada. Just as hundreds of people gat. . .READ MORE

Government issues warning on West Nile Virus

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Health officials are advising residents to take precautions against mosquito bites, as the risk of West Nile Virus increases in Saskatchewan. The virus is transmitted throu. . .READ MORE

Saskatchewan wholesale trade up in April

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Wholesale trade in April 2017 increased by 13.0 per cent (seasonally adjusted) over April 2016—the second highest percentage growth among the provinces, and higher than the na. . .READ MORE

New technology for Saskatchewan heart patients

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TAVI Helps Patients not Eligible for Open-Heart Surgery Patients too fragile for open-heart surgery can now get an aortic valve replaced in Saskatchewan. In the procedure,. . .READ MORE

Family faces July 5 deportation date

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

A Moosomin family facing deportation to Honduras has now been given a date on which they must leave the country—Wednesday, July 5. The Santos family had previously been told that the deportation would take place after their kids were done school for the year—between July 1 and July 10. Last week they were given the date of July 5 to be on the. . .


Chinese Lion Dance will be part of Living Skies Come Alive

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

Plans just keep growing for the Living Skies Come Alive International Fireworks Competition at Moosomin Lake on the August long weekend. The two-day fireworks competition is going international for the first time this year, with Canada taking on China in the competition. Canada will shoot off fireworks Saturday, August 5 and China will go on Sund. . .


Saskatchewan, Manitoba cut out from carbon funding plan

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The federal Liberal government is cutting Saskatchewan and Manitoba out of a $1.4-billion federal-provincial, low-carbon economy program unless the premiers sign an agreement on climate change. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna provided details of the $2-billion climate fund aimed at boosting the efforts of provinces and territories to red. . .


Rocanville events going rain or shine on Saturday

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Organizers of Rocanville's Canada 150 celebrations this Saturday say the events will go rain or shine, as the forecast is calling for some rain on Saturday. Because of that, some events have been moved. There are many events set for Saturday: The parade is a go rain or shine! It will only be cancelled if it is thundering or lightening. Andre. . .


Serious collision on Highway 1 near Wapella

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Moosomin RCMP are currently on scene of a serious single vehicle collision involving a semi-truck near Wapella, Sask. Both eastbound lanes of Highway #1 are blocked as a result and motorists can expect detours and/or delays for the next several hours. Please slow down for emergency personnel in the area.. . .


Moosomin family hope Goodale will stay deportation

[ • BY Kevin Weedmark]

A Moosomin family is hoping a last minute intervention by Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale will save them from being deported to Honduras, where they feel their lives would be in danger. Victor Santos Chinchilla, his wife Lesi Cardoza Hernandez and their son Victor fled to Canada fearing for their lives and claimed refugee status in 2011.. . .


Strive Community Challenge Saturday

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The Strive Community Challenge is coming up Saturday June 10 in Moosomin Proceeds go toward phys ed equipment at McNaughton High School. The Run goes at 8 am. and includes a 2 km fun run, and five km, 10 km and half marathon walk/runs The event starts at the Moosomin Communiplex!. . .


Two charged in Wolseley robbery

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On June 1 at approximately 10:45 pm, the Indian Head Detachment responded to a call of an armed robbery at the Leland Hotel in Wolseley. A male wearing a mask entered the bar with a rifle and demanded cash. The male was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of money. Nobody was injured during the robbery. A subsequent investigation . . .


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