Thursday, September 23, 2021

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EMS teams receive Star of Life Awards

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The work of first responders from Meadow Lake and other parts of the Northwest has not gone unnoticed. On Sept. 15, Lt.-Gov. Russ Mirasty presented Exemplary Service Medals and Star of Life Awards to emergency medical services professionals at Government House in Regina. The 2021 recipients were honoured during a...

Lodge aims for November completion

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If all goes according to plan, the long-awaited new long-term care facility in Meadow Lake could be completed before winter. “There is a lot of progress happening, at least from what you can see from the street, and we’re very pleased with how the facility is looking as it nears...

Fire destroys home of more than 40 years

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Life can change in an instant. That is a lesson that was reinforced for Bear Creek Road residents Walter and Elaine Vidal last week when, early Friday morning (Sept. 17), their home of more than 40 years was destroyed by fire. “It was about 2:40 a.m. when I woke up because...

Vidal re-elected

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Gary Vidal has done it again. The incumbent Conservative candidate for Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River was re-elected in tonight's (Sept. 20) federal vote, overcoming Liberal Buckley Belanger, the NDP's Harmonie King, as well as the Green Party's Nasser Dean Chalifoux, the People Party of Canada's Dezirae Reddekopp and independent Stephen King. With 124...

Alleged abduction victim located

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The female victim police had been searching for in connection to a recent alleged abduction in Meadow Lake was located Sept. 15 in Grande Prairie, AB with non-life-threatening injuries. The black Kia has also been located in Grande Prairie. The two female suspects, as well as the white, two-door 2004 Chevrolet...

Mandatory masks in Meadow Lake facilities

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The City of Meadow Lake is taking a stand against COVID-19. During its regular meeting held Monday (Sept. 13), city council approved mandatory masks for both employees and the public at all indoor city facilities excluding the Meadow Lake Civic Centre. Meanwhile, council is working to determine what effect the...

Hikers explore Boreal Trail

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The backcountry was brought to the forefront recently for visitors to the Meadow Lake Provincial Park. More than 60 hikers of various experience levels converged on the park Saturday (Sept. 11) for a backcountry hiking experience on the Boreal Trail. The hike was open to outdoor enthusiasts as well as...

City for out-of-town Stampede Grounds

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The Meadow Lake Stampede Grounds could soon be on the move. During Monday’s (Sept. 13) meeting of Meadow Lake city council, it was made clear current plans to develop a multi-use facility at the site of the former Meadow Lake and District Arena do not include a grandstand or racetrack. A...

Alleged abduction in Meadow Lake

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On Sep. 15 at approximately 3 a.m., Meadow Lake RCMP and Loon Lake RCMP were dispatched to a report of an abduction. An adult female victim reported she had been abducted at gunpoint from the Centre Street area in Meadow Lake at approximately 1:15 a.m. She was later dropped off...

Vaccine rates dismal: Dr. Van de Venter

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COVID-19 just won’t quit. According to a message shared with his community Tuesday morning (Sept. 7), Beauval mayor Nick Daigneault revealed – mainly because of COVID variants – there are 21 active cases in the village with more test results pending. “This is an obvious concern for the community,” Daigneault noted....