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Photos posted to social media show significant damage to vehicles and campers.
Photos posted to social media show significant damage to vehicles and campers. Destiny Mcpeek/Twitter

‘We were trapped for a couple of hours": camper and family rescued after storm

By Taylor MacPherson
July 7, 2018 - 12:45pm Updated: July 9, 2018 - 9:10am

No serious injuries were reported after high winds, hail, and rain tore through the Lakeland region last night, but one camper said weathering the storm was a terrifying experience for his fa

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.

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