Event promotes emerg. services

by Phil Ambroziak There were several bear sightings – and other “animals” of all shapes and sizes for that matter – in Meadow Lake May 22. That was the day when local emergency services hosted their secon...

FDFN snags 2019 Games

by Phil Ambroziak It’s official. Yesterday (May 17), the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) announced Flying Dust First Nation will host the 2019 First Nations Summer Games. The last time the ...

Dog cop says farewell

by Phil Ambroziak Every dog has his day, and apparently so does every dog cop. Cpl. Shawn Irwin, who has served the northwest district as the RCMP’s police dog services handler since 2010, will depart the...

UPDATE – Ongoing incident near Loon Lake

This morning, Loon Lake RCMP received a complaint about an individual who allegedly entered a residence on Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation with a firearm. The male is believed to be inside the residence. The num...

Manslaughter charge laid

In the early morning hours of March 31, Beauval RCMP responded to an assault complaint at a residence in that community. An adult male was located with serious injuries. EMS attended and the victim was transpor...

Tow truck law’s hook is safety

by Phil Ambroziak A new piece of provincial legislation is expected to shed light – a blue light that is – on the safety and well-being of tow truck operators. Not everyone, however, is convinced adding b...

Sox home opener set for May 24

by Phil Ambroziak Baseball season is about to begin and the Meadow Lake MillTown White Sox are looking to come out swinging. The senior men’s team – which this year joins the North Saskatchewan River Base...

Jury out on blue lights

It’s time for impatient drivers to be shown the light when it comes to encountering emergency vehicles on the province’s highways and byways. Whether legislation introduced recently calling for the installat...

Fresh hopes for land claim

By Derek Cornet Plaintiffs of the 1994 Northwest Saskatchewan Métis Land Claim are hopeful the recent accord signed with the federal government will provide closure. “We’ll continue living here, but every...

Nurse climbs Kilimanjaro

By Phil Ambroziak The first in a seven-part journey is now complete for Meadow Lake’s Heather Benoit. Benoit, a nurse practitioner at the Meadow Lake Primary Health Centre, recently returned to the commun...