Fond du Lac

Vulnerable residents evacuate from Saskatchewan First Nation due to wildfire smoke

Aug 2, 2023 | 9:32am

A First Nation in northern Saskatchewan says it has moved about 300 members out of the community to safety in response to health threats arising from forest fire smoke. The Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation, which is on Lake Athabasca and about 60 kilometres from the Northwest Territories boundary, says in a statement that the evacuation focused […]

A 19-year-old man has been charged with second degree murder in Fond du Lac

Apr 20, 2020 | 7:21am

Fond du Lac RCMP say they’ve charged 19-year-old Jacob John Pacquette with second degree murder and aggravated assault after the death of an 18-year-old man in the remote northern community. Police were called to the scene early Saturday morning after an altercation took place between several people at a residence. When officers arrived they found an […]

Second lawsuit filed in connection with 2017 Fond-du-Lac plane crash

Dec 7, 2019 | 3:01pm

West Wind Aviation is being sued by a passenger on one of their planes that crashed while attempting to leave Fond-du-Lac in December 2017. David Opper of Brantford, Ontario says  he sustained “lasting physical and emotional damages” as a result of the crash. He filed a statement of claim in Regina Court of Queen’s Bench […]

Fond-du-Lac airport still seeking funding nearly two years after deadly plane crash

Aug 22, 2019 | 3:59pm

After a deadly plane crash almost two years ago near Fond-du-Lac, the community is still looking for funding to improve their runway. The FSIN is calling out the province for the lack of funds, saying while Fond-du-Lac’s funding application was denied, Moose Jaw airport’s application was late and still approved. Fond-du-Lac Dene Chief Louie Mercredi […]