RCMP Vehicle Door

Attempted child abduction in Grenfell

Broadview RCMP received a report that a female under the age of 12 had been approached by an adult male near the area of Stella Street in Grenfell, Saskatchewan while she was ... More »

Dr. Joomun

Community mourns passing of Dr. Joomun

Whitewood and many people in the surrounding areas, were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of long-time resident, Dr. Rashid Joomun. Dr. Joomun came to Whitewood in 1971 from Dublin, ... More »

Rollover - Ochap Creek

Car ends up in creek in bottom of valley

What could have been a tragic accident ended with minor injuries for a driver over the weekend when he lost control of his vehicle and flipped over into a creek. The single ... More »

Terry Fox Run (2014)

Whitewood Terry Fox Run raises $3,600

This year’s Terry Fox Run marked the school’s 10th year of participation and the community’s 32nd. In that time, Whitewood has raised $55,000 for cancer research. The Terry Fox Run was held ... More »

Codie Prevost

Codie Prevost and Samara Yung to perform in town

The Ducks Unlimited Canada “Community Concert Series” is coming to Whitewood on Saturday, Oct. 11. Across Saskatchewan, hundreds of volunteers will come together for the new initiative. DUC has teamed up with ... More »

When your phone battery dies at the worst time

People are addicted to their phones. It’s true. In fact, I am willing to bet that half of you are probably reading this on your phone or tablet right now. This despite being able to actually call up and have...

I am an Olympian in training

I have come to the conclusion that when it comes to my ability as a sports star, I am a complete and utter failure. Don’t get me wrong here. It’s not that I have never played sports nor is it...

Ochap’s Ethan Bear wins gold with Team Canada

For an Ochapowace First Nation’s hockey player, taking gold for Team Canada in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup Under-18 tournament is something he only dreamed about. Ethan Bear, a 17-year-old defenseman was part of the Canadian squad that dumped the...

When a ‘bum’ job makes me gag

Would you believe me if I told you that I have this special ability where I am able to make my wife’s eyes roll into the back of her head with little to no effort? Well it is true. Unfortunately...

Falcons face Thunder in final round

The Whitewood Falcons have taken a one game lead in the final round of the Southeast Men’s Fastball playoffs when they defeated the Ochapowace Thunder in game one. The Falcons – who finished in first place in the regular season...

My holidays were “okay” and “too short”

I’m baaaaaack! Like a bad case of a hyperactive digestive system, I have returned to you. But unlike having the rear-end runs, you can’t get rid of me with an Imodium pill. Returning from holidays is always tough. After spending...

Falcons finish season in league’s top spot

The Whitewood Falcons wrapped up their regular season last week in a match against the Fleming Jets, who delivered the team their first loss of the season by clenching an 8-4 win over Whitewood. That loss didn’t affect the Falcons’...

There’s trouble at home

Things have been a little shaky at the Ashfield household over the last few weeks. So much so that I have found myself sleeping alone on the odd occasion. Now before you ask,” What did you do?” (because it is...

There is a new baby in the Ashfield household

The moment my wife told me that she wanted to “grow” our family and have another baby, I knew my life was about to completely change and that I was likely in for a lot of sleepless nights. I had...

Poncelet Memorial Golf surpasses $100,000 mark

Another milestone was made at the 13th Annual Poncelet Memorial Golf Tournament this year when the total money raised since the event began surpassed the $100,000 mark. Held on July 6 at the Whitewood Golf Course, this year saw 190...