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A cairn commemorates the 74 individuals buried in the Battleford area gravesite of a former area residential school. The federal government is planning to create a new statutory holiday to recognize a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
A cairn commemorates the 74 individuals buried in the Battleford area gravesite of a former area residential school. The federal government is planning to create a new statutory holiday to recognize a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Province to decide on stat holiday to recognize residential school history

From battlefordsNOW
August 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

While the provincial government is still deciding on whether Saskatchewan will have a new stat holiday as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Saskatchewan NDP Leader Ryan Meili says he supports the idea.

Joanne Lewchuk (left) and Sylvia Duhaime (right) are planning the second annual Cody Duhaime Memorial Walk for suicide awareness. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 in Meota.
Joanne Lewchuk (left) and Sylvia Duhaime (right) are planning the second annual Cody Duhaime Memorial Walk for suicide awareness. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 in Meota. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Memorial walk to prevent suicide planned for Meota

From battlefordsNOW
August 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Area organizers are once again planning the Cody Duhaime Memorial Walk fundraiser to benefit mental health in the area and help prevent suicide.

This is the second year of the annual walk.

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