New cenotaph unveiled

by Derek Cornet The unveiling of a cenotaph in Meadow Lake Oct. 3 will forever remind residents of the service veterans contributed to society. “We are finally at the completion of this project,” said zone commander Paulette Bement during the ceremony held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76. “It is the most exciting time for … Continue reading

Flying Dust starts Railway Ave. cleanup

Phil Ambroziak The road to a better tomorrow begins with the steps you take today. That’s something Flying Dust First Nation understands and a big reason behind the ongoing excavation work recently initiated by the band along the north side of Railway Avenue. “We’re cleaning that whole area up lot-by-lot and putting in better soil,” … Continue reading

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Liberal leader visits North

by Derek Cornet Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau broke the ice with residents of La Ronge and Meadow Lake Aug. 12 during his first campaign stop in Saskatchewan. Trudeau – along with Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River Liberal candidate Lawrence Joseph – began his visit of La Ronge in the early afternoon with a tour of wildfire-affected areas … Continue reading

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

Broncos blank Beardy’s 4-0 in BLHL action

by Derek Cornet It was all defence behind the Meadow Lake Broncos’ 4-0 victory Nov. 15 against the Beardy’s Blackhawks in Beaver Lakes Hockey League action. “I just played a good defensive game,” said forward Eric Alger who was voted the game’s most valuable player. “We were trying to run a two-on-two system where two … Continue reading

Flying Dust First Nation to construct 10-unit elders lodge

by Phil Ambroziak Flying Dust First Nation made history last week when it became the first reserve in Canada to enter into a partnership agreement with Habitat for Humanity. The deal – which was made official Oct. 17 with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two parties – will see Habitat for … 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

Host team crowned tournament champions

by Phil Ambroziak It seemed almost fitting. The Patuanak Pats of English River First Nation were the overall winners of the 2014 Abe Apesis Memorial Hockey Tournament held this past weekend at both the Meadow Lake and District Arena and PineRidge Ford Place on Flying Dust First Nation. Apesis, who died in 2007, was a … Continue reading

Water-main break a headache for schools, businesses

by Phil Ambroziak The derailing of the Saskatchewan Express was only one of several irritants to arise as a result of the recent water-main break in the City of Meadow Lake. The musical theatre performance, which was scheduled for Thursday (March 6) at Jonas Samson Junior High School, was ultimately cancelled as school officials awaited … Continue reading