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CHS boys finish second

by Phil Ambroziak It was an effort to be proud of. That’s how Carpenter High School boys basketball coach Jesse Shakotko feels about his team’s performance at the home tournament held in Meadow Lake Jan. 16 and 17 that netted the team the runner-up place. “I’m very pleased with how things turned out in the … Continue reading

Two vie for chief in Canoe Lake

by Derek Cornet With an election date set for Dec. 12, two Canoe Lake Cree Nation band members have put their names forward in a bid for the top-spot on council. Robert Opekokew – who is seeking re-election – has served two, two-year terms and is pursuing a third. He said, among the highlights during … Continue reading

Midget AA squad goes 3-0 Thanksgiving weekend

by Phil Ambroziak After a rocky start to the season, the Meadow Lake Midget AA Stamps of the Centre Four Hockey League found themselves victorious, winning three straight games during Thanksgiving weekend. Friday, Oct. 10 saw the team in Unity where they earned a 4-3 win over the Midget AA Lazers thanks to the scoring … Continue reading

CHS boys win bronze

by Phil Ambroziak Home court advantage wasn’t enough for first place, but members of Carpenter High School’s boys volleyball team are still satisfied with the performance they gave at the tournament held in Meadow Lake on the weekend. CHS finished third overall, losing in the semi-finals to Waldheim. That team would go on to face … Continue reading

Pinehouse football player makes history

by Derek Cornet The La Loche Lakers football team was back on the field Sept. 16 following a bus rollover that left a half-dozen athletes injured. The Buffalo Narrows Eagles travelled to La Loche for La Loche community school’s home opener of the 2014 Northern Saskatchewan Football League (NSFL) season. Coach Stephen King described the … Continue reading

Dwight King receives Key to Community

by Phil Ambroziak Paradise became reality for Meadow Lake and area hockey fans last week when multitudes flocked to the hillside at PineRidge Ford Theatre in Lions Park Aug. 6 to witness the arrival of hometown hockey hero Dwight King and, with him, the sport’s holy grail – the Stanley Cup. As per tradition, members … Continue reading

Students learn about gender, sexual diversity

by Derek Cornet Four presentations at Meadow Lake’s Jonas Samson Junior High School (JSJH) last week put gender and sexual diversity (GSD) in the spotlight. Addictions counsellor Wendy Craig invited Saskatoon-based GSD educator Chandra McIvor to the school because, after talking with parents and students, she felt discussions on the topic needed to be held. … Continue reading

New apartment building proposed

by Phil Ambroziak City officials want to ensure Meadow Lake is getting the best bang for its buck. During the July 8 meeting of city council, local legislators had the opportunity to discuss a request from Dan Godard and Ron Marcotte, developers interested in purchasing a city-owned lot at 601 2nd Ave. West to construct … Continue reading

Golf club to save $6,500 by dropping Golf Saskatchewan

by Phil Ambroziak The Meadow Lake Golf Club hopes it’s hit a hole-in-one with a recent decision on where to spend a portion of the annual membership fees it collects. During the club’s annual general meeting held May 29, executive member Chris Reid explained how last year $6,500 of money collected in membership fees went … Continue reading