Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Northwest Saskatchewan

ESS girls win v-ball districts

by Phil Ambroziak Ernie Studer School’s junior girls volleyball team are on top of the mountain. The Loon Lake squad took top honours at this past weekend’s North West High Schools Athletic Association (NWHSAA) district championships, the highest accolade available in...

Mayor in court over conflict of interest

by Phil Ambroziak The future of Cole Bay’s municipal council is now in the hands of a provincial court judge. Judge Lloyd Stang is expected to deliver a verdict some time in early November following a two-day hearing this week...

King family honoured by CPCA

by Phil Ambroziak The King family of Meadow Lake has long been associated with the sport of hockey. However, this past weekend, Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) driver DJ King, along with Chantal, and their children, Jacob and Drew, were...

Cole Bay man escapes wolves

by Phil Ambroziak “I’ll break your bike in half!” That’s the warning Cole Bay resident Annie Bouvier has given her brother, Kenneth, if he insists on continuing to cycle to the community from his cabin located about two kilometres west. Recently,...

New VP for Loon Lake school

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by Phil Ambroziak It was the kids who encouraged Cardell Musyj to sign on as the new vice-principal at Ernie Studer School in Loon Lake. Musyj, who started teaching in 1991, came to ESS this fall after teaching and serving as...

Loon Lake combats gangs

Over the last several months, the Loon Lake RCMP detachment has been working on a project to suppress gang activity and illegal drug sales in the community. On Aug. 18, the first arrests were made. Matthew Belly, 29, of Onion...

Mitsuing bids farewell

by Phil Ambroziak One more Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) championship was not in the cards for Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation’s Ray Mitsuing, but the veteran driver still went out a winner. Mitsuing tabulated a four-day aggregate time of 5:20.67 to...

Highway 903 washed out

by Phil Ambroziak Travellers to and from Canoe Lake Cree First Nation these days need just that – a canoe. Highway 903 at Devil’s Creek is currently closed after heavy rains this past week caused the water to rise to unprecedented...

Mine shutdown discussed

by Phil Ambroziak Orano Canada Inc.’s efforts to safely and securely decommission Cluff is definitely no bluff. That’s what a series of experts from Orano – the company formerly known as Areva Resources Canada – had to say as they wrapped...

New SIIT program a hit

by Phil Ambroziak The Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) isn’t afraid to build opportunities for its people. Recently, nine students from most of the MLTC bands completed a first-ever heavy equipment operator program offered by the tribal council through the Saskatchewan...