Annual PACE Race rejuvenated

by Phil Ambroziak It was a change in pace from past years, but one that ultimately turned out to be for the better. Close to 170 people registered for Saturday’s (Sept. 12) Setting the Pace Race, the annual fundraiser for the People Advocating for Children with Exceptionalities (PACE) organization. More than $14,000 was raised during … Continue reading

Making a difference!

PNRHA takes over clinic

by Phil Ambroziak The Prairie North Regional Health Authority is helping to lighten the load on Meadow Lake and area doctors. Earlier this year, PNRHA assumed operations at the Meadow Lake Primary Health Centre, a building they already owned but a facility that was managed by local physicians. “The clinic downtown was owned by Dr. … Continue reading

Co-op donates $100,000 to new lodge

by Phil Ambroziak The Meadow Lake Co-op understands the value of meeting the needs of seniors both today and for generations to come. That, according to general manager Terry Tremblay, is why the Co-op board of directors chose to donate $100,000 over five years to the new Northland Pioneers Lodge. Efforts to develop a new … Continue reading

Survivors unite!

City councillor Elaine Yaychuk dies

by Phil Ambroziak Flags flew at half-staff outside city hall last week as colleagues and friends mourned the loss of an individual described as a true pillar of the Meadow Lake community. City councillor Elaine Yaychuk died in hospital during the early hours of May 27. She was 63. “During the last few months, Elaine … Continue reading

Final harvest for Canadian Blood Services

by Derek Cornet After drawing first blood in Meadow Lake eight years ago, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) held its final donor clinic here May 25. Since arriving in the city, the organization has partnered with the Meadow Lake Lions Club, which rented the space for the event and provided snacks to attendees. But, the relationship … Continue reading

Emergency response

Budget retains municipal revenue sharing

by Phil Ambroziak The fear of having to contend with a financial shortfall was alleviated for municipalities across Saskatchewan last week when the provincial government presented its 2015 budget March 18. “We wanted to make sure we had a balanced budget going into this thing, so everything was on the table including municipal revenue sharing,” … Continue reading

New lease on life

by Phil Ambroziak Life doesn’t often grant many second chances. That’s no longer the case, however, as far as Meadow Lake area resident Walter Vidal is concerned. In early May, Vidal was at death’s door until he became one of only 100 people throughout Canada to have a ventricular assist device (VAD) surgically installed as … Continue reading