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Battlefords News Optimist

Firearms incident under investigation

A firearms incident about 10 kilometers north of North Battleford has resulted in an arrest by Battlefords RCMP. A 76-year-old male from the Battlefords was later arrested without incident in connection to the case.

Crime up in Battleford

The third quarter crime statistics for the town of Battleford are out, and they are not good.

Scam alert issued

North Battleford RCMP are warning the public about a telephone scam currently in operation in the area.
Standing the test of time

Standing the test of time

There is a passage in the Bible comparing two men; one who built his house on solid rock and the other who built his house on sand, with predictable results: "the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew, and beat upon that house and it

Sask. Party race heats up in Cut Knife-Turtleford

The race to see who will be the candidate representing the Saskatchewan Party in Cut Knife-Turtleford is now in the stretch drive. The nominee will be known Oct. 29 following the second of two scheduled nomination meetings.

Heartland sale disburses 1,246 head

Heartland Livestock in Prince Albert handled 1,246 head Oct. 18 and 19. Steers weighing 300 to 400 pounds sold between $1.45 and $1.61; 400 to 500 sold between $1.20 and $1.50; 500 to 600 sold between $1.28 and $1.36; 600 to 700 sold between $1.

Battleford passes lane closure bylaw

Battleford town council approved a bylaw Oct. 18 night to close down and consolidate a lane at 2 -18th St.

Mosquito victimized twice

As the tragic details of Treaty Land Entitlement fraud, first investigated in 2004, unfold at a snail's pace in North Battleford Provincial Court, the far reaching implications of actions by some members of the Mosquito First Nation are becoming appa
Win big, lose big - North Stars can't find consistency

Win big, lose big - North Stars can't find consistency

For those who had a chance to watch the Battlefords North Stars play Yorkton Thursday it appeared the team was starting to move in the right direction having won five of their past seven games and winning 8-3 over Yorkton.

Concern for Youth asking for funds

Concern for Youth is asking for a lot more money from the Town of Battleford in order to keep their program running. The organization submitted a request for $17,000 to Battleford town council last week.