Wildfires under control

by Phil Ambroziak Wildfire season is definitely here. On Monday afternoon (May 20), not one, but two fires broke out in the RM of Meadow Lake and, as of this week’s news deadline, suppression efforts con...

Multiple fires ongoing

by Terry Villeneuve Wildfire season is definitely here. Early this afternoon (Monday, May 20), not one, not two, but three wildfires ignited throughout the RM of Meadow Lake and, as of 7:30 p.m. today we...

Firefighters kept busy

by Phil Ambroziak There wasn’t much time off this holiday season for members of Meadow Lake Fire and Rescue. “We had a busy week,” remarked fire chief Neil Marsh when discussing a series of calls the depa...

Fire near Loon Lake

On Wednesday, March 1 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Loon Lake RCMP members responded to a complaint of a potential assault at a residence on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation. Upon arrival at the residence, m...

Fire shuts down mill

Operations at NorSask Forest Products east of Meadow Lake were temporarily halted this morning (Jan. 12) when fire broke out in the mill's infeed area. "It started around 7 a.m. " confirmed Al Balisky, presi...

Hay bales set ablaze

by Phil Ambroziak Losing a number of hay bales to fire was definitely not on Gwen and Daniel King’s Christmas wish list this year. However, that’s exactly what happened last Wednesday morning (Dec. 14) wh...

Learn about fire prevention

Fire prevention is once again a hot topic not only in Meadow Lake and the Northwest, but throughout Saskatchewan and across Canada. Indeed, for nearly a century, the second week in October has traditionally ...

Fire destroys sweat lodge

by Phil Ambroziak Things became a little too hot  recently for a sweat lodge being constructed on Waterhen Lake First Nation. For the past two years, Waterhen Lake member Sid Fiddler spearheaded construct...

A fresh start

Twilight is upon 2015 and soon a New Year will dawn. The arrival of 2016 in about a week’s time isn’t simply a matter of flipping the calendar to a new month. Rather, it will also be a time that marks new begin...

Football shed burns

by Phil Ambroziak The Carpenter High School Spartans football team is not about to let its legacy go up in smoke. “We will build back up – that’s not even a question,” remarked long-time CHS coach and cur...