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Blake Wheeler, 12, was selected as the 2019 Saskatchewan ambassador for the Champions Presented by Walmart program, which honours children who have triumphed despite severe medical challenges.
Blake Wheeler, 12, was selected as the 2019 Saskatchewan ambassador for the Champions Presented by Walmart program, which honours children who have triumphed despite severe medical challenges. submitted photo/Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

Saskatchewan Champion Child to honour late twin brother

By paNOW Staff
January 17, 2019 - 3:06pm

The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation has announced the 2019 Saskatchewan Champion Child.

Dorothy (Left) and John (Right) Wikstrom were presented with the Jim Thompson award by Ben Lozinsky (Right) of Special Olympic Saskatchewan.
Dorothy (Left) and John (Right) Wikstrom were presented with the Jim Thompson award by Ben Lozinsky (Right) of Special Olympic Saskatchewan. Mat Barrett/northeastNOW Staff

'I feel like I've done something': Melfort couple presented with national award

By Mat Barrett
January 17, 2019 - 9:55am

A Melfort couple with more than 54 years of volunteering with Special Olympics was honoured last night at the Melfort Curling Club.

Crews determined the CO alarm was faulty.
Crews determined the CO alarm was faulty. Cam Lee/northeastNOW

Melfort Fire Department responds to carbon monoxide alarm

By Cam Lee
January 17, 2019 - 9:30am

A carbon monoxide call in Melfort last night turned out to be a false alarm.

The Melfort Fire Department responded to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 100 Block of Melfort St. W. just after 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Everyone inside had safely exited by the time crews arrived.

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