Category: Local News

Two fires, two very different outcomes

Wadena RCMP responded early Thursday afternoon to a fire at Fishing Lake First Nation that had engulfed a house and was threatening to engulf a second. Wadena RCMP blocked off a grid road on...

RMs get welcome boost for road, bridge projects

The Rural Municipalities of Hazel Dell, Sasman and Lakeside are receiving funds from the province of Saskatchewan as part of its $25.5-million boost for road, bridge and culvert projects. The Municipal Roads for the...

Walking Bridge Damaged

The walking bridge located just off Main Street near the Red Apple store appears to have been deliberately damaged, reported Jaimie Jordan, head of the town’s public works department. “It happened about two weeks...

Can’t do it without you

By Charlene Wirtz Pleasant View Care Home and Wadena Home Care honoured their volunteers at the annual Volunteer Tea held April 17. The theme, as activity coordinator Jeannie Elphinstone explained, was the Year of...

Gun & Hobby Show returns to Wadena

By Charlene Wirtz April 12 saw the Wadena Lions’ Annual Gun and Hobby Show return to the Wadena Community Legion Hall. Attendance was down slightly from last year but vendor tables were crowded, with...

Music warmed the air

By Susan Lowndes What a week! It was the music in the air that brought beautiful spring temperatures to the district as Kelvington hosted the annual Quill Plains Music Festival April 7th to 9th....

Co-op Equity Days

April 9 and 10 were hectic as over half the membership took advantage of mild weather to pick up their equity cheques from the Co-op store in Wadena and support the beef-on-a-bun fundraiser, which...

First Spring Flea Market in Archerwill

A good crowd turned out to the Archerwill Public Library’s first Spring Flea Market, held March 29 at the Centennial Centre. Twenty-seven vendor tables displayed a variety of new and used goods – something...

Invermay celebrates cultural diversity

Submitted  The cultural diversity of Invermay and surrounding area was celebrated March 16 at the first of three events to be hosted at the Golden Age Club. Shirley Wolfe-Keller, former chief of the Fishing Lake and...

Water Woes in Wadena

Water main break forces dry day, boil-water advisory By Alison Squires Imagine a world without running water on a regular basis, like it was in the “old days,” the pioneers would say. Such was...

Health Care Facility lottery gets underway

By Susan Lowndes Kickoff for the Kelvington and District Health Care Facility Foundation lottery took place March 5 at the Kelvington Legion Community Centre. Charlene Currie, chairperson of the lottery fundraising committee, said the...

Summer’s not the only time to play

By Charlene Wirtz Margo held its second annual Winter Fun Days over the weekend of Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, with a variety of activities for everyone. It turned out to be too cold...

Council considers helicopter refuelling station

By Alison Squires A presentation to Wadena town council by STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) suggested that Wadena would be a good location for the helicopter service’s refuelling station. “In Wadena you are...

Sleigh rides were a popular activity during FLFN's Winter Fest. Even the dog didn't seem to mind being in the middle

Winter Fest at Fishing Lake First Nation

By Alison Squires It took Sheryl Kayseas two months and with the help of the recreation committee and a handful of volunteers, the first Fishing Lake First Nation (FLFN) Winter Fest was held over...

Left to right, Amelia and Owen Swiderski and Karla Elmy. Amelia is the new dental therapist in Kelvington and Karla is her assistant.

New dental therapist comes to area

By Susan Lowndes Kelvington is welcoming a new dental therapist to the community, in a position left vacant when Dr. Fouad Abounassar left three years ago. Amelia Swiderski, a registered dental therapist who comes...