Pinehouse Business North — Who owns it? Who controls it?

As of July 1, 2012, the business development corporation owned by the Northern Village of Pinehouse was transformed. Pinehouse Business North (PBN), as most locals know it, changed its ownership and control structure. The Village Council (i.e. the community’s elected representatives) can no longer exercise any oversight or control over PBN’s daily business operations, although […]

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The Curious Case of Councillor Ross

Village of Pinehouse ignores Freedom of Information request about the Councillor’s unusually high pay in 2013 and 2014 On August 2, 2016, the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner issued his ninth review report of the year criticizing the North Village of Pinehouse for failing to comply with the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection […]

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Pinehouse.info website launched

On June 6 and 10, 2016, Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ronald J. Kruzeniski, Q.C., issued eight (8) separate review reports taking the Northern Village of Pinehouse to task for failing to comply with the provincial Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP). He has given the Village 30 days to take corrective action or the matter will be referred to the Ministry of Justice.

As a result of this stonewalling on the part of the Village administration, those individuals who submitted the series of Access to Information requests have decided to launch their Pinehouse.info website. The intent is to share documents previously obtained from the Village, which are not generally accessible to the public, but which will begin to expose some of the severe administrative irregularities that have been manifested there since falling into the clutches of the uranium and nuclear industry.

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