New MLTC vice-chief

By Derek Cornet Larry Iron of Canoe Lake Cree Nation has been declared the vice-chief of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. During the election held today (Nov. 15) in Saskatoon, Iron received 26 out of 49 v...

Legion launches poppy campaign

By Derek Cornet With the first poppy pinned to the lapel of Meadow Lake mayor Gary Vidal, the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual campaign is in full swing. “For Branch 76, this year marks 90 years of service ...

Hope for Hana

By Derek Cornet It was an unbelievable occasion for Rita and Troy Johnson and their daughter, Hana, as they watched the Meadow Lake Civic Centre fill to capacity via webcam. “Hana had the brightest smile ...

Etched in stone

Nearly 150 years ago, the first settlers of what would become Meadow Lake arrived with dreams of making their fortune. Working as fur trappers or ranchers, they cleared much of the land to make room for what wa...

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...

New La Ronge administrator leaves

by Derek Cornet Another departure at the Town of La Ronge has the mayor concerned about attracting new staff. Chief administrative officer (CAO) Gavin Willins – who was promoted to the position in March –...

Fresh hopes for land claim

By Derek Cornet Plaintiffs of the 1994 Northwest Saskatchewan Métis Land Claim are hopeful the recent accord signed with the federal government will provide closure. “We’ll continue living here, but every...

NORTEP marks end of era

By Derek Cornet A dark cloud of mixed emotions loomed over the recent Northern Teacher Education Program’s (NORTEP) farewell graduation ceremony. Hundreds of people from throughout northern Saskatchewan g...

FDFN works on new law

By Derek Cornet Officials with Flying Dust First Nation have launched meetings to gain public input into a new matrimonial property law. So far, two out of three sessions have occurred (March 30 and April...

New league for female Stamps

By Derek Cornet On the heels of a championship winning season, the Meadow Lake Female Midget AA Stampeders are increasing the intensity. It’s the Stamps first season ever playing as a AA team, having most...