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

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

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

Tax levy up for multi-unit properties

by Phil Ambroziak Landlords now have to dole out more dollars toward a new long-term care facility in Meadow Lake. During the regular meeting of council held June 8, a bylaw was passed to update the existing long-term care facility tax levy. The legislation now calls for $125 per single-family home as well as $125 … 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

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

Meadow Lake AA team sixth in C4 league

by Phil Ambroziak It was a win, a loss and a tie for the Meadow Lake Midget AA Stampeders on the weekend when they hosted three games at the Meadow Lake and District Arena. The action kicked off Friday night (Jan. 16) when the Stamps, who are currently ranked sixth overall in the Centre Four … Continue reading

MLA hosts meet and greet with newcomers to Saskatchewan

by Phil Ambroziak “We truly appreciate the contributions you bring to this province, to this country and to the community of Meadow Lake.” Those were the words of Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison when addressing the small crowd gathered at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 Dec. 11 for a special meet and greet featuring the … 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