Manslaughter charge in La Loche

At approximately 12:10 a.m. Aug. 10, La Loche RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter on the nearby Clearwater River Dene Nation. In the course of the investigation, an unresponsive, adult male was loca...

Manslaughter charge laid

At approximately 7:15 p.m. Sept. 25, Buffalo Narrows RCMP responded to a call of an unresponsive, adult female at a residence in that community. A 56-year-old female was located injured and was taken to local h...

Semi obstructs traffic

A semi truck blocked off a lane of traffic on the West Service Road in Meadow Lake for several hours earlier today (Oct. 12). The incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. and Meadow Lake community safety office...

Sawmill could be reopening

by Phil Ambroziak Opportunity could soon blossom in Green Lake. Recently, the Alberta-based Titan Lumber Corporation announced it is interested in purchasing the currently inoperative Green Lake Sawmill a...

RM office opening soon

by Derek Cornet The RM of Meadow Lake is on the move. Officials with the rural municipality expect to be in their newly built office – located along the west service road – by Nov. 6, although contractors...

Locals escape Vegas shooting

by Phil Ambroziak Oct. 1 was an unlucky night to be in Las Vegas. Fortunately, Ile-a-la Crosse’s Sheylee Campbell (nee Belanger), her husband, Trent, and other northern visitors to Sin City, managed to escap...

Cultures celebrated

by Phil Ambroziak When it comes to cultural diversity, there’s more to Meadow Lake than meets the eye. Sept. 28-30 marked the annual Culture Days celebration hosted by the Meadow Lake Library, and – accor...

Criminals target vehicles

By Phil Ambroziak “I’ll take what’s inside vehicle number one!” It may sound like a poor twist on a classic game show line, but there’s no fun and games involved with the series of vehicle break-ins that ...

Etched in stone

Nearly 150 years ago, the first settlers of what would become Meadow Lake arrived with dreams of making their fortune. Working as fur trappers or ranchers, they cleared much of the land to make room for what wa...

Stockyards expands

by Phil Ambroziak “You have to think anyway, so why not think big?” The quote may be attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump, but it also appears to be the mindset adopted by Brent Brooks of Northern Li...