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

New beginnings in Canada

by Phil Ambroziak Even the quaintness of northwestern Saskatchewan isn’t enough to ward off feelings of unrest caused by conflict half a world away. Originally from Syria, Hussein Hamud came to Meadow Lake close to a year ago. And, although he plans to make Canada his permanent home, he can’t help being affected by the … Continue reading

New volleyball season underway

by Phil Ambroziak There’s strength in numbers. With the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association’s 2015 volleyball season set to begin this week, the Carpenter High School Spartans 5A girls team joined forced with their 4A counterparts from La Loche recently for a two-day practice outing held in Meadow Lake. “It was a training session of … Continue reading

CHS students to hold mock election

by Phil Ambroziak Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. That’s a message Carpenter High School in Meadow Lake has always instilled in its students, but one that holds even greater meaning this year with the 42nd Canadian general election on the horizon. “Essentially, I would be teaching this to my history students even if it wasn’t … Continue reading

RCMP in need of members

by Phil Ambroziak Numbers are low, but passion is at an all-time high. This is how Meadow Lake RCMP Staff Sgt. Rod Ens described the atmosphere at the local detachment where – for most of the summer – a staffing shortage has impacted day-to-day operations. “Our numbers are still low,” Ens explained. “We have nine … Continue reading

Family togetherness at Freeze, Wheeze and Breeze event

by Linda Mikolayenko Fifty-four athletes participated in the 25th annual Freeze, Breeze and Wheeze triathlon in La Ronge Sunday, Aug. 30. Although this was down from 66 last year, organizers were pleased with the turnout considering the upheaval this summer when the community was threatened by forest fires and residents were evacuated. “We even incorporated … Continue reading

Rabid bat found in provincial park

by Derek Cornet A bat found last week in the Meadow Lake Provincial Park has tested positive for rabies. According to Dr. Clarence Bischop, Saskatchewan’s rabies risk assessment veterinarian, the rabid bat was discovered Aug. 24 at Greig Lake.  While he didn’t know the circumstances of the find, he added it’s important the public is … Continue reading

Buffalo Narrows residents tackle drug issue

by Phil Ambroziak Enough is enough and it’s time for a change. That’s how several Buffalo Narrows residents feel about the local drug scene. But instead of just talking about the problem, they’re actually doing something about it. “It all started with a recent Facebook post,’ explained Tracy Tinker, a lifelong Buffalo Narrows resident. “Someone … Continue reading