Recent news media reports about Northern Village of Pinehouse

May 2019

On buried dangers

By Greg Fingas, Accidental Deliberations Blogspot, 20 May 2019

Pinehouse struggles to explain Councillor Greg Ross’s financial perks: A climate of evasion and preferential treatment in village administration

Information and Privacy Commissioner says access to information response from Northern Village of Pinehouse ‘unacceptable’

By Jason Kerr, Prince Albert Daily Herald, 3 May 2019

Pinehouse called out again for failure to comply with freedom of information request

Pinehouse village office goes silent over payments for Harpauer’s holiday weekends

By, 3 May 2019

Pinehouse asked to re-search and comply with freedom of info request

As Pinehouse inquiry continues, village chided over missing council, board minutes


April 2019

Privacy Commissioner issues strong rebuke in 14th report on Northern Village of Pinehouse

By Jason Kerr, Prince Albert Daily Herald, 26 Apr 2019

Info Commissioner once again finds Village of Pinehouse non-compliant, 26 Apr 2019

Pinehouse Mayor’s giant shrug on Freedom of Information and the abuse behind it

By D’Arcy Hande,, 16 Apr 2019

Salary and expense claims for Pinehouse officials raise eyebrows, 16 Apr 2019

Editorial: Pinehouse prompts action

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Editorial Board & Regina Leader-Post Editorial Board, 12 Apr 2019

Harpauer recuses herself from Pinehouse

By Dan Jones and Fraser Needham, MBC Radio News, updated 9 Apr 2019

Finance Minister distances herself from Pinehouse inquiry

By Glenn Hicks, paNOW, 6 Apr 2019


Finance minister Donna Harpauer steps back from Pinehouse discussions

By Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 6 Apr 2019

NDP wants Pinehouse report made public after media exposé

By Glenn Hicks, LarongeNOW, 4 Apr 2019

Government still refusing to release report on Pinehouse

By Fraser Needham, MBC Radio News, 4 Apr 2019

Inspector asked Kaeding to consider removing Pinehouse mayor, councillor: report

By Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 4 Apr 2019


March 2019

Village of Pinehouse now under official inquiry and financial audit

By Glenn Hicks, LarongeNOW, 29 Mar 2019

From inspection to inquiry: Sask. government elevates scrutiny of Pinehouse village

CBC News, 28 Mar 2019

Le village de Pinehouse fera l’objet d’une enquête élargie

Radio-Canada, 28 Mar 2019

Pinehouse inspection report complete and now under review by province

By Thia James, Leader-Post, 16 Mar 2019

Inspection report on Village of Pinehouse completed

By Glenn Hicks, LarongeNOW, 16 Mar 2019

Independent investigation into Pinehouse now complete

By Dan Jones, MBC Radio News, 14 Mar 2019

NDP say Harpauer in conflict for accepting hotel gifts in Pinehouse

By Dan Jones, MBC Radio News, 12 Mar 2019


January 2019

‘We’ll get to it when we get to it;’ Pinehouse mayor says freedom of information requests not a priority

By Andrea Hill & Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 22 Jan 2019


December 2018

Harpauer not in conflict when she received Pinehouse hotel stay: commissioner

By Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 19 Dec 2018

Harpauer cleared of conflict of interest in accepting accommodations paid for by Pinehouse

By Dan Jones and Fraser Needham, MBC Radio News (Laronge), 18 Dec 2018

Visit to Pinehouse misunderstanding with Harpauer

By Avery LeBlanc, Discover Humboldt, 18 Dec 2018

Finance minister Donna Harpauer to repay hotel stays in Pinehouse financed by village

By Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 17 Dec 2018

NDP calls for broader investigation into strange dealings in Pinehouse

Saskatchewan NDP Caucus, 14 Dec 2018

Finance minister claims she had no idea personal trips were financed by northern municipality

By Fraser Needham, MBC Radio News, 13 Dec 2018

Minister Orders Inspection Of Northern Village Of Pinehouse

Saskatchewan Government News and Media, 10 Dec 2018

Sask. government orders inspection of Village of Pinehouse

By David Giles, Global News, 10 Dec 2018

La Municipalité de Pinehouse fera l’objet d’une enquête

Pinehouse man convicted of assaults removed from Northlands College board

By Derek Cornet, paNOW, 5 Dec 2018

Minister ‘horrified’ after revelations Northlands College board member was convicted of domestic assault

By Adam Hunter, CBC News, Posted: 4 Dec 2018; Last Updated: 5 Dec 2018


November 2018

Village of Pinehouse has nothing to hide: CAO

By Glenn Hicks, paNOW, 30 Nov 2018

Northern village obstructed Freedom of Information process: Privacy Commissioner

By Glenn Hicks, paNOW, 26 Nov 2018

News Release for Review Report 204-2018 Northern Village of Pinehouse

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, 22 Nov 2018

Province should investigate Pinehouse, privacy commissioner says

By Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 22 Nov 2018

Sask. privacy commissioner asks for investigation of northern village of Pinehouse

By David Shield, CBC News, 22 Nov 2018

Province, privacy commissioner monitoring Northern Village of Pinehouse’s non-compliance releasing records

By Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, 20 Nov 2018


October 2018

Not so Free: My experiences with Saskatchewan’s Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act        

By D’Arcy Hande,  “Right to Know” panel, Regina, Sask., 1 Oct. 2018