Wadena News

‘Big shoes’ needed to fill Sask. Party seat

In what was the most anticipated event in local politics this year, the Saskatchewan Party held its nomination meeting last Thursday to see who would replace one of the party’s original founders in the...

Rescued raptor, Part II

What was initially a good story at the pancake breakfast table on Thursday, Oct. 16, turned out to be an adventure in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation later. The story of the injured red-tailed hawk...

Surreal Saskatchewan shown in Kelvington

The Kelvington Arts and Culture Society brought another art exhibit to town, set up in the Kelvington High School (KHS) art room during the week of October 13. Puzzle Piece in a Saskatchewan Corn...

Not just another day at the office

While riveted to the computer screen watching events unfold on Parliament Hill on the morning of Oct. 21, the News received word that a former Wadena resident was on lockdown in his office on...

Not quite in the bin

This is what 140,000 bushels of oats look like. These were combined on approximately seven quarters on the S&R Berezuik Farm during the last couple weeks.

When a train derails at your front yard

With the Clair derailment now off most people’s minds and away from the national media spotlight, those who live in the immediate area of the accident are left with unanswered questions. Nick Kaweski and...

On his way to Wadena

The award-winning Jimmy Rankin came to fame with his siblings as a member of The Rankin Family from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and has been an international favourite ever since. Maybe that’s why tickets...

Police service dogs not just pretty faces

The community of Wadena played host to some canines in training last week when four-legged candidates for the RCMP Police Service Dog (PSD) program were put through some training exercises. Using the greenspace behind...

And the winner is Codie Prevost

He’s done it again — picked up an award — this time the 2014 Country Recording of the Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards.  The WCMAs honour musicians and songwriters from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta,...

Two suspects at large after armed robbery

While area emergency personnel were busy at the scene of the train derailment in Clair last Tuesday afternoon, Wynyard RCMP also responded to the report of an armed robbery that was taking place at...

Train derails at Clair

A Canadian National Railway train hauling grain, hydrochloric acid, caustic soda, anhydrous, and petroleum distillate had 26 of its cars jump off the line approximately one kilometre east of Clair around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday,...

A night in the life of a volunteer firefighter

It is 4 a.m. when John wakes up to a loud buzzing. Groping for the nightstand, he finds his phone and reads the text. “All firefighters report immediately; house fire six miles east of town,”...

Rockin’ out at the little wooden church

The winter concert season for Shadow House Concerts has started again, with Jenie Thai, a pianist and singer/songwriter from Edmonton, performing for a small crowd at St. John’s Anglican Church on Thursday night.   Wadena...

Moose are on the move

Motor vehicle collisions with wildlife are increasing and, all over the province, more of these are with moose. As drivers we are accustomed to seeing a flash of reflected light, a lighter silhouette or...