Wadena News

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...

Always busy at Kelvindell Lodge

The Kelvindell Lodge Auxiliary held its February meeting at the Kelvington Seniors’ Centre after the Valentine’s Day tea. The tea was very successful with 72 people in attendance and a large variety of desserts...

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...

Kelvington woman lauded

By Susan Lowndes Annette Dubé was honoured as volunteer of the year by Community Futures Saskatchewan on Feb. 6 at the Saskatoon Inn. One of 13 award-winners from across the province, Dubé was completely...

Stop or I’ll Jump

“If it doesn’t stop snowing, I’m going to jump!” this porcupine may well be saying, sharing the sentiments of many who are weary of our long, cold winter. High up in a tree, it...

Winners of the First Event were (left to right) Mickey Ochitwa, Barry Fowler, Morris Bunyan

Defending champs win seniors’ bonspiel again

By Pat Casement Mickey Ochitwa and his Quill Lake rink consisting of third Barry Fowler, second Morris Banyan and lead Art McEwen defended their championship title by defeating Bruce Brownlee’s Kelvington quartet in the...

Canadians see big changes in Cuba

By Charlene Wirtz   When Francis and Mavis Weber first visited Cuba in 2002, Fidel Castro was still in power, and business and production were federally owned and state controlled. The Webers, who live...

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...

Janet Szafron told her story via video at the Prairie Women on Snowmobiles supper in Kelvington.

Finding the Joy in life with cancer

By Susan Lowndes Master of ceremonies for the Prairie Women on Snowmobile’s supper held at the Legion Community Centre in Kelvington on Feb. 6, Theresa Evans introduced herself with a short account of the...

Wadena's volunteer firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire inside the stack behind the bathroom wall in a house on First Street NW on Feb. 17. Heat tape is the suspected cause.

Common repair method cause for concern

By Alison Squires Two fires kept Wadena Volunteer Fire Department busy when a garage was destroyed on Feb. 10 and a house fire caused the evacuation of an elderly couple and their son exactly...