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The Village of Makwa is currently in a state of emergency.
The Village of Makwa is currently in a state of emergency. submitted photo/Joyce Barthel

Village of Makwa in state of emergency

By Kathy Gallant
June 12, 2018 - 3:59pm Updated: June 12, 2018 - 5:18pm

Recent torrential downpours have forced the Village of Makwa into a state of emergency.

According to Claire Elliott, administrator for the village, overland flooding began on Saturday, June 9, and only worsened after excessive precipitation into the next day.

A photo of the Tuff wildfire which spread toward Flotten Lake on May 20, 2018.
A photo of the Tuff wildfire which spread toward Flotten Lake on May 20, 2018. Jason Kirilenko/Facebook

Summer memories wiped out as wildfire destroys cabins

By Brent Bosker/CKOM News Staff
May 22, 2018 - 10:18am

The unofficial kick off to summer was instead a devastating time for families who saw decades of memories go up in smoke over the weekend.

Thirteen cabins in a subdivision on Flotten Lake, located inside Meadow Lake Provincial Park, were destroyed by a wildfire.

Bonnie Kilroe as Patsy Cline makes her way through the crowd at the Northlands Pioneer Lodge fundraiser on May 5.
Bonnie Kilroe as Patsy Cline makes her way through the crowd at the Northlands Pioneer Lodge fundraiser on May 5. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Lodge fundraiser a success in third year

By Kathy Gallant
May 7, 2018 - 12:00pm

Attendees at the Northlands Pioneer Lodge (NPL) fundraiser this past weekend took a trip from Vegas to Vaudeville without ever having to leave the Meadow Lake Civic Centre. This annual event helped raised funds and awareness about the forthcoming facility.

Corey O'Soup, the Saskatchewan Child and Youth Advocate, released his annual report on April 24, 2018.
Corey O'Soup, the Saskatchewan Child and Youth Advocate, released his annual report on April 24, 2018. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Child and Youth Advocate highlights successes and challenges in annual report

By Bryan Eneas
April 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

The 2018 Saskatchewan Youth Child Advocate report was released this week, highlighting some of the struggles and successes seen in the province over the past year.

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