Businesses back program

by Phil Ambroziak While this weekend is the time to be thankful, those involved with Meadow Lake’s Supported Employment Transition Initiative (SETI) program got a head start when they held a celebratory luncheon Oct. 6. Designed to express gratitude to the many businesses throughout the community that provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities, the … Continue reading

Funds set aside for new long-term care project

by Phil Ambroziak The long-awaited development of a new Northland Pioneer Lodge will soon receive a financial injection to help cover a portion of its close to $40 million price tag. During its regular meeting Aug. 11, Meadow Lake city council approved a motion authorizing the use of a trust fund set aside two decades … Continue reading

Hefty fine for city

by Phil Ambroziak Receiving a fine of any kind is irritating. City of Meadow Lake officials came to realize just that when a weight restriction fine was issued recently by the provincial Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to the driver of Meadow Lake’s vacuum truck during a routine stop conducted along Highway 4. “The ticket … Continue reading

City looks to enforce private parking rules

by Phil Ambroziak Rules were made to be followed. That’s what Extra Foods manager Evan Haubrich feels, especially when it comes to the importance of adhering to parking and traffic warnings outside his store. Recently, Haubrich wrote a letter to Meadow Lake city council to ask if anything could be done to deter motorists from … 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

Council approves tax incentive request

by Phil Ambroziak It’s been said two heads are better than one, but two homes can some times prove to be troublesome at best. Just ask Kerry and Barry Hamilton of 317 7th St. East in Meadow Lake. The couple recently wrote a letter to city council requesting they be considered for the municipality’s residential … Continue reading

Meadow Lake city council sworn in

by Phil Ammbroziak A new era in Meadow Lake politics has begun. During a special meeting held Nov. 5, the newly elected Meadow Lake city council was officially sworn in before quickly getting down to business by selecting members to represent the city on various boards and committees. “First of all, let me congratulate you … Continue reading

Three newcomers to Meadow Lake city council

by Terry Villeneuve Meadow Lake City Council will have a different look this upcoming term as three new faces were voted in last Wednesday. Conrad Read, a Sask Highways supervisor, along with two business owners – Merlin Seymour and Layne Shkopich – join incumbents Annette Klassen, Curtis Paylor and Elaine Yaychuk as the latter three … Continue reading

Meadow Lake Council candidates confront issues

by Phil Ambroziak Infrastructure, community safety and economic development are among the issues City of Meadow Lake residents would like to see their new municipal council tackle following the Oct. 24 election. Close to 30 people made their way to the Senior Citizen’s Activity Centre on 5th Avenue West Oct. 2 for a municipal all … Continue reading

Waste issue recycled for next Meadow Lake council meeting

by Phil Ambroziak The new school year is only a few weeks old, but the City of Meadow Lake is already learning all about the three Rs. In this case, however, reading, writing and arithmetic have been replaced by reducing, reusing and recycling. During the Sept. 10 city council meeting, further discussion was held with … Continue reading