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New Year’s babies arrive

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by Derek Cornet The New Year’s babies in Meadow Lake and La Ronge are both girls. Brynn Gilroyed was born Jan. 1 at 5:54 a.m. at the Meadow Lake Hospital to parents Scott and Jackie Gilroyed while, at the La Ronge...

CHS gears up for tourney

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by Phil Ambroziak The Carpenter High School boys basketball team can’t wait to compete on their home turf when they host their annual Northern Lights Classic basketball tournament Jan. 15 and 16. First, however, they’ll see how much momentum they can...

Legion Ladies disband

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by Phil Ambroziak Nothing lasts forever. The Royal Canadian Legion in Meadow Lake can certainly attest to that following the recent disbandment of its Ladies Auxiliary, a group that’s been providing its support to the local branch for the past 83...

Female team shines

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by Derek Cornet The Meadow Lake Midget ‘A’ Stampeders have so far won six out of nine games in the North Saskatchewan Female Hockey League. The team most recently competed against the Diefenbaker Thunder Dec. 18 at PineRidge Ford Place on...

Timmies is here

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by Derek Cornet It’s been a busy week for the new Tim Hortons restaurant in Meadow Lake as coffee and donut lovers seek out their favourite snacks. The store officially opened Dec. 11 at 7 a.m. and it didn’t take customers...

Water break closes Jubilee

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by Phil Ambroziak Students at Jubilee Elementary School in Meadow Lake received an unexpected day off last week when a broken water line resulted in classes cancelled Dec. 10. The break, which involved a previously repaired line beneath 5th Avenue West,...

Mild temps boost construction

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by Phil Ambroziak Any outdoor work always goes better when the weather cooperates. This is especially true in terms of construction, an area that’s benefited greatly in recent weeks thanks to milder than normal temperatures and minimal snowfall throughout November and...

Cattle still grazing

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by Phil Ambroziak When dry weather resulted in fewer crops this year, the price of hay went up leaving many ranchers throughout parts of Saskatchewan crunching numbers in an effort to balance their books by winter. Now, it seems, Mother...

Learning the basics

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by Derek Cornet Some of Meadow Lake’s younger folks are in the midst of a junior curling program at the PineRidge Ford Curling Club. Close to 30 children between the ages of six and 12 have been attending training sessions since...

A decade of giving

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by Phil Ambroziak “When we give at this event, we’re really giving back to ourselves.” That’s what Dr. Gavin Van de Venter – emcee at Saturday’s 10th annual Festival of Trees in Meadow Lake – had to say about the community’s...