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Sask MP's controversial bill to amend the Indian Act on federal agenda

A northern Saskatchewan MP's private member bill has been held back not once, but twice.

Bill C-428 aims to repeal the Indian Act and develop a more modern legislation in modern Canada, said Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River Member of Parliament Rob Clarke.

It was drafted in December of 2011 and has gone through many incarnations. It passed through first reading in Parliament, and then moved into committee where consultations took place with people who wanted to share their thoughts on repealing and amending sections of the Indian Act of 1876.

PA homelessness program loses funding

A Prince Albert initiative aimed at supporting homeless families and individuals in the city has to close its doors.

Recent funding for Homes for the Homeless will run out as of Oct. 15, so the program will be forced to close its doors.

Co-ordinator Janice Henry said they will still be assisting clients and helping them find homes up until the very last day.

Donny Parenteau video tackles bullying

Prince Albert’s Donny Parenteau is joining the fight against bullying.

At a Saskatoon school on Tuesday, he introduced a new song and video called “Imagine a World." Both are meant to bring attention to the issue.

“All we’re doing is trying to make people aware that this problem is still here and it’s not going to go away unless we put it in the forefront,” Parenteau said.

In order to bring his anti-bullying message to as many people as possible, Parenteau has posted the song on his website and it can be downloaded for free.

Arson charges in deadly house fire that killed 10-year-old girl

It appears the house fire that killed a 10-year-old girl in northern Saskatchewan was set on purpose.

19-year-old Darryl Craig Sewap, has been charged with arson and criminal negligence causing death, in connection to the house fire in Pelican Narrows September 24.

Denasia Highway was a grade four student, remembered by her principal as a likable girl who always had a hug waiting for you. She was living in the house with her great-grandparents when it caught fire on September 24.

VIDEO: Prince Albert man holds world record in powerlifting

Michael Martin is living proof of what six months of dedication and hard work can accomplish.

The Prince Albert man recently competed at the World Powerlifting Championships in Hungary, where he won two gold medals. He also now owns a world record, through deadlifting 600 pounds.

"I was totally surprised when they yelled out I was doing a world record. I can't really remember what the number was, but it was fun," said Martin.

To qualify for the world championships, Martin had to first place at a competition in Calgary last May.

Accident and repairs on Hwy 2 north of PA slow traffic to a crawl

Construction, detours and a car accident added up to a slow drive for people on Hwy 2, north of Prince Albert, on Saturday afternoon.

An accident involving at least two vehicles just past the Diefenbaker Bridge blocked off a section of road as tow trucks dealt with the aftermath.

Just a few kilometres beyond that, road crews had started repaving part of the highway.

For drivers, that led to a detour on a back country road for several kilometres.

Cameco dismisses Sierra Club report alleging contamination

The anti-nuclear environmental group Sierra Club claim they have evidence that shows undisclosed large scale contamination by Cameco's uranium mine sites in northern Saskatchewan.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission begins hearings this week into Cameco's application to renew its licences at three mine sites in Saskatchewan. The re-licensing hearings affect operations at Key Lake, McArthur River and Rabbit Lake.

Ahead of the hearings Sierra Club plans to present their evidence that they claim shows undisclosed large scale contamination caused by the mines.

Woman involved in fatal PA hit and run guilty of 2 counts

The woman involved in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 21-year-old man has been found guilty of two out of three counts stemming from the incident.

Danielle Chamakese was found guilty of failure to remain at the scene and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death at the Prince Albert Court of Queen’s Bench on Friday morning.

10-year-old who died in house fire ran inside to find grandfather

A 10-year-old girl who died in a house fire in northern Saskatchewan is being remembered as a mature young lady, who always had a hug waiting for her friends.

Denasia Sewap died early Tuesday morning in a house fire in Pelican Narrows. She was living in the house with her great grand-parents. Initially she had gotten out safe with her great-grandmother but had gone back inside to look for her great-grandfather.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Updated: Young girl dies in house fire in Pelican Narrows

The RCMP is investigating after a 10-year-old girl is suspected to have been in a house that burned to the ground in Pelican Narrows.

The fire happened early Tuesday morning.

The occupants of the residence were an elderly couple and their 10-year-old great granddaughter. The elderly couple was able to make it out unharmed, and it was believed the child had made it out as well.

However, it was later learned the girl had not made it out. The residence burned to the ground and the remains of what is suspected to be the young child were located amongst the debris.

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