Dialysis OK’d for Meadow Lake

“This is a good news budget for Meadow Lake.”That’s how Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison sums up the 2019 provincial budget, tabled in the Legislature last Wednesday (March 20), when it comes to the benefits pe...

Public protests library cuts

by Derek Cornet With the interlibrary loan system coming to an end soon in Saskatchewan, 98-year-old Meadow Lake resident Flo Clark will need to find another hobby to pass the time. Clark relies on the se...

Pasture program axed

by Phil Ambroziak A popular government program has been put out to pasture. The Saskatchewan Pastures Program has been cut from the 2017 provincial budget, but – according to local pasture managers – it c...

Keep STC on the road

The wheels on the bus go round and round... but not for much longer. One of the biggest hits to come out of the 2017 provincial budget is the impending cancellation of the STC bus service. Considering the pr...

STC service to be cut

by Phil Ambroziak Good things come to those who wait. The Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging residents to heed these words and to weather the storm as it continues its efforts to bring its finances ba...

Correctional staff seek answers

by Derek Cornet Some northerners are asking what happens next after the Buffalo Narrows Correctional Centre was closed as a cost-savings measure by the provincial government. “This is a big devastation fo...

Budget requires public patience

“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” Such words of wisdom, in this case from screen legend Gregory Peck, could serve as an inspiration to anyone. But, in the last week, they’ve become especially poigna...

New lodge not in budget

by Phil Ambroziak Proponents of a new long-term care facility in Meadow Lake will have to wait at least another year before shovels hit the ground. The provincial government tabled its 2016-17 budget yest...