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Battlefords News Optimist

Crime Stoppers Corner

A baseball bat was used in a home invasion May 29 at a residence on the 1500 block of 103rd Street. Two men entered the residence uninvited and damaged the home with the bat.

Sask. Party missed golden opportunity

Dear Editor I read Dr. Cairns Autopsy on Odishaw article in the May 5 News-Optimist and wanted to offer my view of the situation and the man. Mayor Odishaw got the short end of the stick through no fault of his own.

Master plan needs to be tough on ATVs

I haven't picked up a copy yet, but I know what I'm going to be looking for when I take a look at the River Valley Master Plan recently available for public consumption.

Man charged with sexual assault

A 61-year old man has been charged with sexual assault and sexual interference against a male complainant under the age of 16. David Smith appeared in North Battleford provincial court to face both charges this week.
Canadian National Soaring Contest ready to take flight

Canadian National Soaring Contest ready to take flight

The North Battleford Cameron McIntosh Airport can be the host for more than just failed balloon jumps and this month there will be proof of that. June 15 to 25, the airport will be the host site for the 2010 Canadian National Soaring Contest.

Man killed in single vehicle rollover

It was a grim weekend on the roads in the Battlefords area with two separate crashes Saturday, including one fatal rollover. According to WPD Ambulance a fatal single-vehicle rollover took place at 11:40 a.m. June 5.
Silver rose comes to Canada

Silver rose comes to Canada

Starting off in early May in London, Ont., the famed silver rose made its way through the Battlefords June 7. The Silver Rose Program started in 1960 and pays tribute to the Catholic saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Pages from North Battleford's fascinating history

Pages from North Battleford's fascinating history

Coronation and Gregory Parks

Windows broken

Battlefords RCMP are looking for any information about a break in at Phoenix Source for Sports on Highway 4 north in North Battleford. June 1, around 3:30 am, RCMP responded to an alarm at the business.

Today's in car entertainment has an edge

I made a trip down to Bismarck, N.D., the other day. It's about four hours to get there, which is enough time behind the wheel to get a little drowsy.