Meadow Lake & Area

Lost in translation

by Derek Cornet Students returning to class with the Northwest School Division’s French immersion program have a set of new challenges. When the new school year began last week, Jonas Samson Junior High S...

Rally garners support

by Derek Cornet A call out to leaders to meet about the ongoing suicide crisis in northern Saskatchewan was responded to by three village mayors and a chief. In all, 250 community members, frontline worke...

Harvey has local impact

by Phil Ambroziak Residents of the northwest are not immune to the wrath of Hurricane Harvey. Don and Yvonne Arlett of Meadow Lake have been receiving daily updates from their daughter, Gail Goodman, who ...

Hockey sisters to Poland

by Phil Ambroziak Earlier this week, 19-year-old Delaney Ross and her 18-year-old sister, Hailey, departed for Katowice, Poland where they will spend the next year playing professionally for the GKS Katowice...

La Loche matter adjourned

by Phil Ambroziak The waiting game continues. Closing arguments to determine whether the La Loche shooter should be sentenced as an adult were scheduled to continue Sept. 1 in Meadow Lake. The matter was ...

Harrison withdraws

Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison will not be the next premier of Saskatchewan. Today (Sept. 1), Harrison announced he will be withdrawing from the Saskatchewan Party leadership race. "I am announcing today...

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...

Suicide crisis continues

by Derek Cornet The suicides of four young women in the Northwest this month have family and friends mourning their passing. In August, two members of the Birch Narrows Dene Nation ended their lives, as d...

Sentencing hearing adjourned

By Derek Cornet Closing arguments to determine whether the La Loche teen shooter should be sentenced as an adult lasted only 20 minutes before the hearing was adjourned. The teen, as well as Crown prosecu...

NWSD appoints new chair

by Derek Cornet Two board members of the Northwest School Division (NWSD) will serve as chair and vice-chair on an interim basis until an organizational meeting can be held in November. The change was spa...