Category: Local News

Land: Who is buying and selling

By Charlene Wirtz Farm land prices, it seems, have gone through the roof lately, and there have been a lot of rumours about who is buying land and why the prices went up. The...

Talents showcased at skate club’s finale

By Charlene Wirtz The progress of the town’s skaters was evident during Wadena Skating Club’s annual carnival held on March 17. Appropriately the theme was St. Patrick’s Day Parade with plenty of green and...

LOCATED Wadena RCMP report missing person

Marlene Ukrainetz, 69, of Insinger was reported missing since 3:30 this morning, March 27. She is described as Caucasian female, approximately 5’4” tall, 190 lbs., with short light brown hair and blue eyes. She...

Quinoa: New ‘miracle crop’ hits town

By Andy Labdon The push to grow the little-known speciality quinoa crop was evident in a presentation to farmers held in Wadena last week. About a dozen attended the event sponsored by Northern Quinoa...

Telemiracle 41 activities a hit with students

By Andy Labdon Last week the students from Wadena Elementary participated in a number of activities to raise funds for Telemiracle 41. Activities included Twin Day, Western Day, Tacky Dress-Up Thursday, and a Diamond...

Community Planning Meeting

The Wadena Community Legion Hall was the venue for the public planning meeting that was held Thursday evening, Dec. 1. About 40 curious and committed residents of varying ages and backgrounds attended workshop-style event,...

Time is running out.

Time is running out for the Quill Lakes region with waters continuing to rise, and it is in the process of becoming one of the worst economic natural disasters due in the history of...

Rustic Havens Grand Opening

Rustic Havens Grand Opening Ribbon cutting ceremony, left to right- Sydney Bodnaryk, Brenda Eyre, Elaine Wurtz MDSI Board of Directors, Jodelle Mierke MDSI Supervisor, Aime Mc Niel Executive Director for SARC, Erin Zorn (rear)...

Youth conference encourages empowerment.

FISHING LAKE Youth conference encourages empowerment. Around 150 students attended the second annual youth conference took place last Nov. 23 at Percey Severight Memorial Hall in Kylemore. Organized by Fishing Lake First Nation and...

BOOZE!

Wadena to see new liquor store Wadena will see a new player in the liquor market with the local Co-op association being the successful bidder in the government instigated privatization of stores. The tender...

Students create memorable presentations.

Wadena schools pay their respects The Wadena Elementary School commemorated Remembrance Day on November 10, with the entire school participating. The Grade 5s led the singing for O Canada, This Little Light of Mine,...

Communities honour in different ways.

    The Kelvington Remembrance Day service was held at the Community Hall. Piper Candace Patrick led the entry of the Legion and the Colour Party. Piper Candace Patrick leads the colour party for...

Town looks to community for input on future.

  Necessary items such as future infrastructure capacity, green space, as well as the location of prospective areas of contamination are key to part of Wadena’s Official Community Plan, alongside the potential for urban...