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Simon Grant, 64, died of injuries he sustained in an armed robbery at his La Ronge restaurant Louisiana's Bar-B-Que in April 2017..

3 people charged in La Ronge man's death

By 650 CKOM April 29, 2017 - 11:16am Updated: April 29, 2017 - 11:30am

Nearly two weeks after an armed robbery at Louisiana's Bar-B-Que in La Ronge, RCMP have arrested three people.

Simon Grant, 64, died two days after being assaulted...

Suspect 1: believed to be a man wearing a black balaclava, black hooded sweatshirt, dark-coloured pants/jeans and carrying a light-coloured baseball bat.

Suspects wanted in fatal attack on La Ronge restaurant owner

By 650 CKOM April 19, 2017 - 5:52pm Updated: April 20, 2017 - 6:40am

RCMP are hoping to identify three suspects in connection to a  deadly attack on a restaurant owner in La Ronge Saturday night.

The community is mourning the death of 64-...

La Ronge restaurant owner Simon Grant was attacked by armed robbers Saturday night. He died in hospital Monday.

La Ronge mourns slain restaurant owner

By Taylor Macpherson April 19, 2017 - 10:19am Updated: April 19, 2017 - 10:30am

After an assault by armed robbers claimed the life of a La Ronge restaurant owner, the community is mourning a man who loved to help local youth succeed.

RCMP said Simon...

Simon Grant, 64, died of injuries he sustained in an armed robbery at his La Ronge restaurant Louisiana's Bar-B-Que.

La Ronge restaurant owner dead after armed robbery

By 650 CKOM April 17, 2017 - 6:29pm Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:14pm

RCMP have upgraded an armed robbery investigation to a homicide after a restaurant owner died of injuries sustained in the incident.

According to police, men in masks...

Premier Brad Wall speaks to reporters outside the Lac La Ronge band office Nov. 9, after meeting with local leaders to address the crisis of youth suicide.

Premier Wall visits La Ronge to address youth suicides

By paNOW November 10, 2016 - 7:28am Updated: November 10, 2016 - 7:28am

Saskatchewan’s Premier Brad Wall visited La Ronge yesterday to confer with local leaders and help develop strategies to address the crisis of youth suicides, which have...

Photo of 18-year-old Jarrod Charles, charged with abduction.

RCMP lay charges in Sask. Amber Alert

By 980 CJME September 29, 2016 - 3:05pm Updated: September 29, 2016 - 6:55pm

A La Ronge man has been charged after an early morning Amber Alert in Saskatchewan.

Jarrod Charles, 18, is facing two counts of abduction of person under 14 and two...

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson says at 4 a.m. a man was possibly attacked by a bear.

Lac La Ronge man injured in bear attack

By paNOW staff September 17, 2016 - 12:59pm Updated: September 17, 2016 - 1:00pm

A Lac La Ronge Indian Band man is in hospital after a bear attack. 

According to a Facebook post by LLRIB Chief Tammy Cook-Searson, the man was set upon by a bear at...

An RCMP arm patch

La Ronge and Nipawin RCMP searching for missing man

By 980 CJME July 27, 2016 - 3:41pm Updated: July 27, 2016 - 3:41pm

La Ronge and Nipawin RCMP are looking for a 78 year old man who has been missing since July 25.

Tony Olekas is described as aboriginal, he is 5-11 and has a medium build...

Todd McCormick.

Family confirms remains are of missing La Ronge man

By paNOW July 5, 2016 - 9:34am Updated: July 5, 2016 - 9:34am

Family members have confirmed through social media that the human remains found south of Lac La Ronge First Nation on Friday are those of a man from the La Ronge area.


William Taylor has been missing since December 2015.

Search continues for man missing from northern Sask. since December

By 650 CKOM March 3, 2016 - 10:39am Updated: March 3, 2016 - 10:45am

RCMP are still looking for a man who went missing over two months ago.   William Taylor was last seen leaving Fox Point, a community on Lac La Ronge, on Dec. 17, 2015. He was...

Photo of vehicle with the Scattered Site Outreach Program

La Ronge death points to greater need to support homeless

By Spencer Sterritt March 1, 2016 - 7:42am Updated: March 4, 2016 - 10:56am

The death of a homeless Montreal Lake woman in La Ronge is raising questions about support services in the northern community.

Nicole “Tracey” Bird was found dead...

Summer fires affected 50 communities and forced 13,000 people to flee their homes.

Year in Review: La Ronge mayor reflects on devastating summer wildfire season

By Brent Bosker December 29, 2015 - 7:05am Updated: December 29, 2015 - 9:26am

The man who lead La Ronge through last summer's devastating fire season said at one point he didn't know if there would be a community to come back to.

"There was some...