RCMP and emergency response crews are currently at the scene of a train-semi accident just west of Elfros, Sask. on Hwy. 16. The twisted wreckage of the semi is currently being removed from the scene. There are currently no reports of the injuries at this time.
By Alison Squires Friday was an unusually busy day for the Wadena Volunteer Fire Department as they answered three calls in about eight hours. The first call came in around 6 p.m. when they responded to a single vehicle rollover on the Margo grid. According to a spokesperson the lone person in the vehicle was […]
By Andy Labdon Last week’s RescU-911 Safety Day at Watson High School attracted just over 400 students from high schools in Annaheim, Archerwill, Lake Lenore, Quill Lake, Rose Valley and Wadena. Organizer Inga Maclaine, an educational assistant at Watson High School, said laughing, “I had a dream … and it went on from there.” Maclaine then […]
When the text “Fire at Rose Valley hall” came through early the morning of Dec. 19, deputy fire Chief Dan Vellieux’s immediate thought was that the town hall was in flames. To his dismay, it was in fact their own fire hall. Heat- and fire-damaged cab, probably beyond repair. Fire Chief Dale Whitford, who was […]
At least three serious grass fires in the Wadena area within the past week have highlighted the need for extreme caution when working outside. It all started for the Wadena Volunteer Fire Department when they were called to a grass fire the afternoon of May 14. Four days later on Victoria Day, a landowner just […]