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NDP MLAs hear property tax concerns from La Ronge homeowners PDF Print E-mail
Written by Travis Radke   
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 07:59

La Ronge. Photo courtesy of tourismsaskatchewan.com

NDP MLAs Nicole Rancourt and Doyle Vermette were in La Ronge Monday evening to address grievances of increased property taxes.

Some residents of the community claim their taxes have gone up 100 per cent this year.

"We learned that the issue is the properties were not assessed properly the last time in 2013," said Rancourt. "If they see that in the reassessment -- that the assessment was too high, they'll apply the change to all people in that level. So, if you aren't able to appeal it, but somebody in your level is able to, you'll be credited."

Re-evaluations by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency are currently underway in La Ronge.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:19
 
Models showcasing Indigenous and African designs will be hitting the runway this weekend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Travis Radke   
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 07:29


Models take the stage at the federation's fashion show in 2016. Photo courtesy of FETAAS Facebook page.

The African Artistic Talent Federation of Saskatchewan will feature clothing from African and First Nations designers in their bilingual fashion show on Saturday.

"We want to understand more of the (Saskatchewan) culture, and to share our culture with them. But we think finally that there is a big diversity of culture, and that it's very important that African culture is known," said Michel Ziriga, the president of the federation.

The event is being championed as bilingual, and will be presented in both French and English.

"We'll have urban dresses and ribbon skirts as well. We want to promote unity between African and First Nations cultures. We are both oppressed peoples, but we are promoting resilience through our culture, our fashion and careers and our ability to say this is part of our beauty regardless of what happened has to us," said Tala Tootoosis, a volunteer.

The fashion show will take place on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at École Canadienne-française in Saskatoon.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 07:50
 
A Prince Albert teen has been missing since Monday morning PDF Print E-mail
Written by Travis Radke   
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:01


Amy Lafond. Photo courtesy Prince Albert RCMP.

Police are asking for help with finding a missing Prince Albert girl.

Thirteen-year-old Amy Lafond was last seen around 8:30 yesterday morning.

She is described as Aboriginal, standing 5'1" tall, weighing 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Information on the missing teen is being requested by the RCMP and Crime Stoppers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 07:00
 
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