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

Communities declare states of emergency

By Phil Ambroziak Forest fires raging in Saskatchewan’s north required some fast action by the Keewatin Regional Health Authority recently. “Fourteen patients in acute care, long-term care and respite care were transferred from the La Loche Health Centre on Thursday evening (June 25) with the majority going to Meadow Lake,” explained Dale West, KYRHA director … Continue reading

Ministry of environment bans camp fires

By Ben Ingram Despite a lower rate of wildfires compared to last year, the Ministry of Environment issued a fire ban in provincial parks leading up the May 24 weekend. The fire ban area extends east-west across the province’s southern forested areas, including Meadow Lake Provincial Park, where officials battled an 800-hectare fire last week. … Continue reading