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Week for women in business

The importance of women's contributions to Saskatchewan business is being highlighted with Women Entrepreneurs Week which takes place in the province May 3-9. Close to 33,000 women were self-employed in Saskatchewan in 2009.
Saltcoats School hosts Willow Awards

Saltcoats School hosts Willow Awards

For the first time, the Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Willow Awards Gala was held in a small town. Saltcoats School proudly hosted the eighth annual Willow Awards on Friday, April 30th.

Northwest rebellion anniversary

Premier Brad Wall, FSIN Vice Chief Morley Watson, Robert Doucette, President of M├ętis Nation - Saskatchewan and Senator Dave Tkachuk officially launched the 125th anniversary of the 1885 Northwest Resistance in Saskatoon .
Local dancers attend Brandon competition

Local dancers attend Brandon competition

Yorkton Kalyna Dance School recently attended the Brandon Ukrainian Dance Competition April 16 -18. The Kalyna Dance school is under the direction of Regina based instructors Serhiy and Liana Zabutnyy. Theyhad excellent results.
Annual cancer fundraiser underway

Annual cancer fundraiser underway

On Saturday, April 24 the registration for this years Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer took place at the Parkland Mall. Close Cuts started in 1998 when Brayden Ottenbreit, then a three year old boy, from Yorkton was diagnosed with cancer.
CWE pro wrestling makes a stop at the Agriplex

CWE pro wrestling makes a stop at the Agriplex

About 150 wrestling fans in Yorkton were treated to a show they likely hadn't seen in quite awhile and supposedly it will not be the last time they see it, either.

YBID reveals 3-year plan

The Yorkton Business Improvement District (YBID) made a presentation to Council outlining its budget and three-year plan. Phil DeVos, executive director of YBID said the presentation was being made since it is a committee of Council.
MS walk helps to raise funds for research

MS walk helps to raise funds for research

On Sunday, April 25 Yorkton hosted the Saskatchewan Blue Cross MS Walk at the Gallagher Center Flexihall. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, and often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
Two options for mandatory boating exam

Two options for mandatory boating exam

The upcoming boating season marks the first year that all boaters in Canada, regardless of age, will need to have a boating license. In order to receive a boating license boaters must pass a 36 question multiple choice exam with a 75% passing grade.
Student recognized in mock trial competition

Student recognized in mock trial competition

A Yorkton student returned from the Queen's Bench Court House in Saskatoon with a trophy in hand, recognizing his skills as a lawyer in the 11th annual McKercher Cup.