PNRHA takes over clinic

by Phil Ambroziak The Prairie North Regional Health Authority is helping to lighten the load on Meadow Lake and area doctors. Earlier this year, PNRHA assumed operations at the Meadow Lake Primary Health Centre, a building they already owned but a facility that was managed by local physicians. “The clinic downtown was owned by Dr. … Continue reading

Co-op donates $100,000 to new lodge

by Phil Ambroziak The Meadow Lake Co-op understands the value of meeting the needs of seniors both today and for generations to come. That, according to general manager Terry Tremblay, is why the Co-op board of directors chose to donate $100,000 over five years to the new Northland Pioneers Lodge. Efforts to develop a new … 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

Nurses gain northern perspective

by Derek Cornet Six student nurses from Australia travelled to Meadow Lake recently to experience one-on-one contact with a health care system frequently used by aboriginal peoples. Dr. Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, an associate professor with the college of nursing at the University of Saskatchewan, said the institution has a special agreement with a nursing school in … Continue reading

Tax levy increases for new lodge

by Phil Ambroziak Sometimes the things you need most in life come with a price. Along with a tax rate bylaw calling for a residential increase ranging from 2.6 to 6.2 per cent, city council also approved an increase to the long-term care facility tax levy at its May 26 meeting. In 2013, a levy … Continue reading

Playing it safe: area residents combat flu season

by Derek Cornet With a series of recent flu-related deaths reported throughout the province, Meadow Lake and area residents have been taking every precaution they can to stay healthy. The Prairie North Regional Health Authority (PNRHA) continues to encourage people to get the flu shot – a request that doesn’t appear to have fallen on … Continue reading

City council invited to tour Northland Pioneer Lodge

by Derek Cornet A recent letter sent to Meadow Lake city council by Northland Pioneer Lodge fundraising co-chairperson Guelda Wood was discussed at the group’s Nov. 12 meeting, and the result was not a favourable one. Wood invited council members to tour the facility to see first-hand the current state of the building. Discussed only … Continue reading

RM rejects Lodge location

by Phil Ambroziak The RM of Meadow Lake recently decided it could not approve a subdivision application for a 10-acre piece of property many believed would house the new Northland Pioneer Lodge. In spite of this, however, Prairie North Reginal Health Authority (PNRHA) officials remain optimistic the long-term care facility will still be built along … Continue reading

Downtown streetlight project continues

by Phil Ambroziak A brighter future awaits downtown Meadow Lake. Work began last week on the next phase of an ongoing streetlight replacement project along Centre Street. The city – in conjunction with SaskPower – is conducting the work, which began Aug. 7 between 2nd and 4th Avenues. “This is an initiative of SaskPower – … Continue reading

Meadow Lake council approves 2013 budget

by Phil Ambroziak Just because you have the money doesn’t mean it has to burn a hole in your pocket. This was the opinion shared by members of Meadow Lake city council May 13 when the group gave formal approval to its 2013 municipal budget. As reported last week, the budget includes $13,768,245 in overall … Continue reading