Edmonton International Cat Festival 2015

On Saturday I attended the Edmonton International Cat Fest for the second time. It took place at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and had a much larger attendance compared to its inaugural year. There were various vendors, cat presentations and kittens to adopt as well. I mostly want to support the event (it's non-profit and helps … [Read more...]

Wrangling Their Way To The Top

Shortly before I left Meadow Lake I got to have a saddle-slamming time taking photos at the Mayhem in Meadow Bull-A-Rama on June 6. The event had a packed house watching the action as mean bulls sent many hopefuls on a first-class vacation to Dirt-land. Photos by Omar Mosleh. … [Read more...]

Parade Stampedes Through Meadow Lake

Meadow Lake's Stampede Western Parade took place on June 3 and included a wide range of floats, from Innovation Credit Union, the humane society, MADD, Relay For Life, and the Quilting Grannies. The parade was a stomping success with sunny weather and a large turnout. Photos by Omar Mosleh. … [Read more...]

Dorintosh Hosts ‘I Can’ Track Meet

Dorintosh hosted special education kids from all Meadow Lake Tribal Council schools as well as students from across the Northwest School Division for fun at games at the I Can Track Meet on June 4. Photos by Omar Mosleh. … [Read more...]

Makwa Sahgaiehcan Celebrates Culture

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, held their 15th annual powwow on May 17-19. The event celebrates Aboriginal culture and heritage, honours elders and pays homage to the Creator. The powwow attracts First Nations from all over Canada. Photos and video by Omar Mosleh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt6xGJwEV20 … [Read more...]

Kids of Meadow Lake

Anyone who has worked at a community newspaper knows that pictures of cute kids are the bread and butter of small town publications. As a former editor once said, "happy parents are happy readers, and happy readers make a happy editor". … [Read more...]

Dorintosh Winter Fest Dazzles

The Dorintosh Winter Festival  featured a parade, street shinny, dancing, egg-tossing event and more. Photos by Omar Mosleh for the Meadow Lake Progress. … [Read more...]

McGuinty Stops By To Say Hello

On Thursday night, we ink-stained wretches covering the Vaughan byelection were mildly surprised (but not really) to see the Premier of Ontario arrive with the local Liberal candidate, Steven Del Duca. Because obviously, he had no place being in Kitchener-Waterloo (which was won by the NDP). This made the night a little bit more interesting, and … [Read more...]

My nephew Zack

Recently, my sister had a baby. His name is Zack. Here are some photos I took of him and my dad enjoying his presence. … [Read more...]

Lucky To Be Alive

A few weeks ago I received a call from a colleague who was in a bit of a bind. She needed to get to the east end as soon as possible because she heard there was a big flood, and we were sending out Beaches South Riverdale edition, iirc, to press the same day. This colleague doesn't have a car and it would have taken her a lot longer to get there … [Read more...]