Meadow Lake & Area

Fire levels rural home

by Phil Ambroziak It wasn’t the start to the New Year a Makwa area couple was hoping for, but – if anything – Bob and Diana Gristwood hope the fire that destroyed their home this past weekend serves as an e...

Loon Lake mayor resigns

by Phil Ambroziak After more than a decade, Larry Heon is no longer a member of Loon Lake village council. Heon, who was first elected to council in 2006, served as mayor since 2009. Prior to Christmas, howev...

CHS wins home tourney

by Phil Ambroziak The only thing better than winning is winning in front of a hometown crowd. This is exactly what the Carpenter High School boys basketball team got to experience this past weekend when they ...

Wrestlers topple competition

by Phil Ambroziak Success breeds success. After a tremendous 2018 season, the Carpenter High School Spartans wrestling team continued to dominate the competition at the first major tournament of the 2019 camp...

M.L. man faces drug charges

A special RCMP ‘F’ Division Crime Reduction Team arrested and charged a 24-year-old Meadow Lake resident with a number of drug-related offences following a traffic stop last week near Loon Lake. During the tra...

RCMP support Salvation Army

by Phil Ambroziak Who needs the man in red when you have the boys and girls in blue? Tuesday (Dec. 18) marked the Meadow Lake RCMP’s first-ever Christmas tree contest, an event designed to raise funds fo...

Vidal named federal candidate

by Phil Ambroziak Gary Vidal is one step closer to occupying a seat on Parliament Hill. Following a week of voting at various locations throughout the Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River riding including...

Fighter wins pro debut

by Phil Ambroziak He may be new to Meadow Lake, but Chad Sutherland plans to make his name one people won’t soon forget. Sutherland, who is originally from Duck Lake, SK, recently won his first professio...

Jolibois to seek re-election

by Phil Ambroziak Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP MP Georgina Jolibois is looking to continue what she’s started at Parliament Hill and within her riding following next year’s federal election. “...

Funds raised, faces shaved

by Phil Ambroziak There are several fresh new faces at Jonas Samson Junior High in Meadow Lake. Well, perhaps not so many new ones, but certainly freshly shaven faces as the result of a recent Movember fu...