Agriculture

A field of streams for farmers

by Phil Ambroziak Just because it’s an historic moment doesn’t mean it has to be a pleasant one. That’s what farmers from Meadow Lake and other parts of the Northwest have come to recognize in the wake of...

Pasture program axed

by Phil Ambroziak A popular government program has been put out to pasture. The Saskatchewan Pastures Program has been cut from the 2017 provincial budget, but – according to local pasture managers – it c...

Logging tradition continues

by Phil Ambroziak Tradition lives south of Meadow Lake. On his property near Rialto Road, long-time local resident Howard MacCuish operates his logging business by using a method not commonly seen in deca...

Hunting season on par

By Phil Ambroziak With Mother Nature doing a complete 180 compared to a month ago, hunting season in the Northwest is expected to improve dramatically. That’s how Rob Tether, area wildlife ecologist with ...

Agriculture has strong roots

Tradition certainly stands the test of time. And, nowhere does this statement hold truer than Saskatchewan where, not only has agriculture long been an economic staple, it’s become a way of life for several ...

Beauval builds grow tunnel

by Derek Cornet The road to food sustainability in Beauval took a big step forward last month after the construction of a gardening tunnel. “I’m really happy,” said executive director Nick Daigneault of Bea...

Elks derby snags funds

He had the winning fish last year and the first catch of the day at this past weekend’s 17th annual Elks Fishing Derby, but it wasn’t enough for Charlie Eaket to claim the top prize two years in a row. When ...

Prices take hit at 4-H sale

by Derek Cornet Although the average price of each steer took a dip compared to last year, members were still compensated well at the annual District 36 4-H Show and Sale. Held at the Meadow Lake and Dist...

Seacan hearing cut short

by Derek Cornet Two residents of the RM of Meadow Lake feel they were less than welcomed at a recent public hearing. On May 9, a regular meeting of RM council was held where the public had the opportunity...

Swamp fever strikes again

by Derek Cornet Horse wrangler Tricia Kroeker’s stable has been devastated. On April 27, 11 of her 17 horses were euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia – commonly known as swamp f...