History of Meadow Lake

After Living in the town of Meadow Lake for the past three months, I’ve decided to dedicate this blog to telling everyone about the history and community of Meadow Lake. Since arriving here, I have realized that there is lots to offer recreational wise within the small forestry centered town. Coming from both an agricultural and forestry background, the landscape around Meadow Lake suits it well, as it is located on the “fringe” where both my favorized background meet.

Meadow Lake is home to three mills, Including Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Ltd. Which has been operating since 1992. The second mill is Norsask Forest Products Inc. that offers lumber, pellets, and shavings to the market since the early 1980’s. And finally, there is the mill I have worked under for the summer, Meadow Lake OSB Limited. Meadow Lake OSB is the only Tolko operation In Saskatchewan. The mill was first opened in 2003 and provides quality a variety of strand board products.

Although the community relies heavily on forestry, the scenery around meadow lake is quite amazing. One spot that is a highlight of the area is the Meadow Lake Provincial park. Most of the time I spend my weekends and evening usually going for a drive through the park or stopping at Kimball lake on hot days to go for a swim and to relax on the beach. Other times I have gone camping at Flotton Lake to get out of service and connect with the wilderness again.

All in all, Meadow lake has a lot to offer for things to do outside. It fits perfect for someone whose office is in the woods. There’s excellent fishing in almost any direction of the town. I’ve learned to love the town for how unique it is. Coming for a small rural town back in New Brunswick, it provides everything of a big city with the heart of a small town.

Till next time

Brad Constantine

Tolko Industries Ltd.

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