Local Man Accuses Police of Racial Profiling

This story was originally published in the Meadow Lake Progress. Claims officer said “I know a drunk Indian when I see one” as he suffered epileptic seizure A Meadow Lake man is accusing the local RCMP of arresting and charging him with public intoxication when he claims he was actually having an epileptic seizure. Darrell Runningaround … [Read more...]

Local RCMP Officer Charged with Mischief

A Meadow Lake RCMP officer has been charged with mischief following a complaint from a member of the Waterhen Lake First Nation. Meadow Lake RCMP received the complaint on March 19 of a vehicle being damaged on Waterhen Lake First Nation. The complainant alleged that four tires had been punctured with a knife on March 18. The vehicle … [Read more...]

Firefighters Battle Blaze on Highway 4

  Highway 4 was shut down for hours on May 27 as local firefighters worked to extinguish a truck fire. “A truck hauling a load of oriented strand board (OSB) from the mill caught fire just south of town. It was headed south. The truck itself caught fire and it spread into the load,” explained Meadow Lake Fire Chief Neil Marsh. … [Read more...]

Meadow Lake RCMP Re-open Seven-Year Arson Case

The Meadow Lake RCMP have re-opened the case file of an arson that occurred seven years ago. Bonnyville resident MaryBelle Miller had her Meadow Lake home torched on June 23, 2007. The fire left the home uninhabitable. The initial investigation ended without finding anyone guilty of the arson, which Miller believes was negligent. “We’re … [Read more...]

Car Torched on 3rd Avenue West

A Meadow Lake man is the latest victim of arson after his car was set on fire last Friday while parked in his carport. The homeowner, who lives on 3rd Avenue West but did not want his name or address published, was about to head to work shortly after 5 a.m. when he noticed something suspicious. “I smelled something and something just didn’t … [Read more...]