Voter wants to hear from federal candidates

by Phil Ambroziak The 42nd Canadian general election is only weeks away and some people still don’t know who they’re going to vote for. At least that’s how RM of Meadow Lake resident Jim Wolffe feels considering the shortage of all candidates forums scheduled throughout the Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River riding. While Missinippi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) has … 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

Belanger to seek re-election

by Phil Ambroziak Buckley Belanger’s job isn’t finished yet. That’s how the veteran Athabasca NDP MLA feels about remaining in office if successful come the next provincial election. Belanger, who has served in the role since 1995, made the official announcement concerning his re-election bid today (Feb. 3) after several months of what he called … Continue reading

Clarke announces bid for re-election

by Phil Ambroziak It may be more than a year away, but it’s never too early to prepare for a federal election. Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Rob Clarke is only one of several candidates throughout Saskatchewan to announce plans to run in the October 2015 federal election. “I will be seeking re-election, but I’m still going … Continue reading

Premier tours northern communities

by Phil Ambroziak Premier Brad Wall believes open communication is the key to building a stronger Saskatchewan. Wall was in Meadow Lake Sept. 12 as part of an ongoing summer tour that’s taken him to several communities throughout the province. While here, he attended a lunch meeting with city officials at the Bear’s Den restaurant … Continue reading

Belanger’s dominance continues in Athabasca

By Mac Christie and Rhonda Cooper Athabasca voters bucked the provincial trend and re-elected NDP MLA Buckley Belanger to the seat he has held since 1995. Belanger defeated the Sask Party’s Bobby Woods by more than 800 votes, 1,867 to 1,021. In a sea of green covering the province, Belanger is one of only nine … Continue reading

Harrison wins second term in Sask Party sweep

By Rhonda Cooper and Mac Christie Meadow Lake incumbent Jeremy Harrison was re-elected last night as part of a province-wide sweep for the Saskatchewan Party that saw them win 49 of 58 seats. Harrison won handily by more than 1,600 votes, something he found surprising after the constituency was decided by only 36 votes in … Continue reading

Election Fever: Candidates air their views

By Mac Christie Noella Mitsuing of Loon Lake, one of about 90 people who attended the all-candidates forum Oct. 25 in Meadow Lake, said although the debate was worthwhile, it didn’t change her vote. “It touched on issues I cared about,” she said, referring to highways and healthcare. All three candidates vying to be the … Continue reading

Know Your Candidates- Athabasca

Buckley Belanger Full name: Buckley Belanger Date of birth: March 21, 1960 Birthplace: Ilé-a la Crosse, Saskatchewan Spouse: Beckie Belanger Children: Three daughters -Michelle, Kellie, Taylor  and four grandchildren – Meika, Brody, Nixon, Mila Residence: Ile-a-la Crosse Profession: Businessman Current Occupation: Member of the Legislative Assembly Formal Education: Business Administration Certificate – GDI – Television and Radio Programming … Continue reading

Know Your Candidates

Meadow Lake Constituency Jeremy Harrison Full name: Jeremy Edward Harrison Date of birth: Jan. 29, 1978 Birthplace: Saskatoon Spouse: Alaina Harrison Children: MacGregor (2) and Finnley (8 months) Residence: Meadow Lake Profession: Lawyer Current Occupation: Cabinet Minister Formal Education: Carpenter High School, University of Alberta (Canadian History and Political Science), University of Saskatchewan (Law), and University … Continue reading