Agriculture

Corn maze an educational outing

by Terry Villeneuve “It was an awful lot of people who came and we are just thrilled with the turnout. We didn’t know how many to expect, but in the end I can safely say we had more than 1,000 people show u...

Annual 4-H sale a hit

by Terry Villeneuve Voted this year’s Grand Champion Steer was Sage Pylot of the Meadow Lake 4-H Beef Club and her black Angus animal from a field of 44 entries. The award was given June 4 at the 68th annual ...

Fish quotas a concern

by Phil Ambroziak There are plenty of fish in the sea. At least that’s how Jacques Chartier, a commercial fisherman from Saskatchewan’s northwest, feels and also why he believes the province needs to better b...

B-C Ranch turns 70

by Terry Villeneuve Seventy years is a long time. But, that’s exactly the number of years the B-C Ranch, located just south of Dorintosh, has been in existence and, last Saturday evening (Sept. 15), the Cam...

Stampede survey online

by Phil Ambroziak The future of the historic Meadow Lake Stampede Grounds could be in the hands of the community itself. The city is encouraging residents to complete an online survey designed to garner p...

Meet the Ranger family

In farming families, dedication to the land is passed through generations like a treasured heirloom. That’s certainly the case for Keith Ranger and his son, Jason. Keith inherited his love of farming from his p...

Stockyards receive upgrade

by Phil Ambroziak Like the agriculture industry it serves, Meadow Lake Livestock Sales Ltd. continues to grow. Work is ongoing at the local stockyards where, by this fall, a new office building is expecte...

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...