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

Stray dog population remains high in area

by Derek Cornet Municipalities in the Northwest have taken action against dogs roaming the streets. Green Lake and Loon Lake are among the communities where dogs have already been collected and destroyed. On Feb. 25, residents of Green Lake were given the opportunity to surrender any dogs they believed to be homeless to village officials … Continue reading

Fire destroys Loon Lake home

by Derek Cornet A Loon Lake family is homeless after a fire destroyed their residence. Shortly after midnight Jan. 26, the local fire department responded to a call about a mobile home on fire along Highway 26 and Main Street. Fire chief Larry Heon said firefighters reached the fire within five minutes, but much of … Continue reading

Examining the need for better care

by Phil Ambroziak The best medicine the province could prescribe to ensure improved health care for rural communities in the North is the kind that brings with it more doctors. At least that’s the opinion of Village of Loon Lake officials who recently had an opportunity to discuss their concerns with Randy Weekes, the provincial … Continue reading

Youths charged after rash of vandalism

by Phil Ambroziak RCMP and residents are hopeful a recent rash of crime and vandalism in Loon Lake has come to an end. On the evening of Sept. 26, Loon Lake RCMP were able to apprehend five young people allegedly responsible for a week-long series of incidents throughout the community, including break-and-enters to both homes … Continue reading

RM, Village of Loon Lake to share personnel

by Phil Ambroziak “It’s not amalgamation.” That’s what Laurie Lehoux, administrator for both the RM and Village of Loon Lake, wants to assure residents following a recent decision by the RM to share administration costs and services with its neighbouring municipality. “In the past, discussions around this sort of an agreement have gone back and … Continue reading