Harrison retains positions

By Rhonda Cooper Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison and his Sask Party colleagues were back to work Dec. 5, 28 days after Harrison and the Sask Party claimed 49 seats giving Premier Brad Wall a second majority government. Harrison retains his duties as Minster of Enterprise, Minister Responsible for Trade and Deputy Government House Leader, … Continue reading

Belanger named NDP deputy leader

By Mac Christie Athabasca MLA Buckley Belanger has been named the deputy leader of the NDP, following November’s election that saw the party win only nine seats in the province. Belanger, who has been Athabasca’s MLA since 1995, will also be the party’s critic for environment, forestry, highways and infrastructure and the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority. … Continue reading

Belanger’s dominance continues in Athabasca

By Mac Christie and Rhonda Cooper Athabasca voters bucked the provincial trend and re-elected NDP MLA Buckley Belanger to the seat he has held since 1995. Belanger defeated the Sask Party’s Bobby Woods by more than 800 votes, 1,867 to 1,021. In a sea of green covering the province, Belanger is one of only nine … Continue reading

Harrison wins second term in Sask Party sweep

By Rhonda Cooper and Mac Christie Meadow Lake incumbent Jeremy Harrison was re-elected last night as part of a province-wide sweep for the Saskatchewan Party that saw them win 49 of 58 seats. Harrison won handily by more than 1,600 votes, something he found surprising after the constituency was decided by only 36 votes in … Continue reading

Election Fever: Candidates air their views

By Mac Christie Noella Mitsuing of Loon Lake, one of about 90 people who attended the all-candidates forum Oct. 25 in Meadow Lake, said although the debate was worthwhile, it didn’t change her vote. “It touched on issues I cared about,” she said, referring to highways and healthcare. All three candidates vying to be the … Continue reading

Party leaders visit Meadow Lake

By Mac Christie Both Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall and NDP leader Dwain Lingenfelter made stops in Meadow Lake last week, as the campaign turns to its final week. Wall was in the city Oct. 27 for a tour of NorSask Forest Products, followed by a stop a Jeremy Harrison’s campaign office. The constituency was … Continue reading

Know Your Candidates- Athabasca

Buckley Belanger Full name: Buckley Belanger Date of birth: March 21, 1960 Birthplace: Ilé-a la Crosse, Saskatchewan Spouse: Beckie Belanger Children: Three daughters -Michelle, Kellie, Taylor  and four grandchildren – Meika, Brody, Nixon, Mila Residence: Ile-a-la Crosse Profession: Businessman Current Occupation: Member of the Legislative Assembly Formal Education: Business Administration Certificate – GDI – Television and Radio Programming … Continue reading

Know Your Candidates

Meadow Lake Constituency Jeremy Harrison Full name: Jeremy Edward Harrison Date of birth: Jan. 29, 1978 Birthplace: Saskatoon Spouse: Alaina Harrison Children: MacGregor (2) and Finnley (8 months) Residence: Meadow Lake Profession: Lawyer Current Occupation: Cabinet Minister Formal Education: Carpenter High School, University of Alberta (Canadian History and Political Science), University of Saskatchewan (Law), and University … Continue reading

Highways the top issue in Athabasca

Three candidates registered                         By Mac Christie The election race is heating up in the Athabasca constituency, with three candidates declared for the Nov. 7 vote. Incumbent Buckley Belanger of the NDP has represented the riding since 1995, first as Liberal and then an … Continue reading

Provincial election officially announced

By Ben Ingram The writ dropped Oct. 10 on the 2011 provincial election and candidates vying for the Meadow Lake nod are launching their campaigns. During the last race, current MLA Jeremy Harrison of the Saskatchewan Party managed a win by a mere 36 votes in what he has described as one of the most … Continue reading