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Battlefords children at risk

Battlefords children at risk

The first six years of a person's life represent the most intense period of brain development, with over 90 per cent of the brain's development occurring in this time frame.
Bipolar Buddha to showcase mental health awards

Bipolar Buddha to showcase mental health awards

When you have a mental illness, it really helps to have a sense of humour. Big Daddy Tazz is a father and comedian from Winnipeg who believes the best way to deal with mental illness is to put on a positive face.
Plundering the regionals

Plundering the regionals

The Battlefords Skating Club returned from Macklin like Viking warriors - laden with gold and silver. "We were really pleased with the results," said coach Cindy Tymoruski of the Region 13 Invitational Competition held Feb. 26.
Francophone childcare centre opens

Francophone childcare centre opens

Les petits pingouins Childcare Centre (CÉPP), located at École Père Mercure, North Battleford, was officially opened Feb. 15.
Volunteers rock the community

Volunteers rock the community

Thank you to all who volunteer at the hall, rink, seniors' centre, park and library in Maymont. We appreciate all your help.

Author visits Bready School

Bready School will host Canadian author Deborah Ellis in March.

Wheat Kings and Settlers will play at least two more

The rivalry during the regular season between Maymont and Radisson, two communities separated by 25 kilometres, was anything but heated. Not anymore.

Slide into fun this weekend

Bob Gregoire's Annual Sledding Funfest is coming up this weekend, March 5 and 6 at his farm outside Baldwinton. There are no fees to participate. Camp Circle of Friends will benefit from the money raised this weekend.
Play ball - 2011 pre-season preview part IV: NL East

Play ball - 2011 pre-season preview part IV: NL East

In 1971 the Baltimore Orioles cruised to the AL pennant with the last starting rotation to feature four 20-game winners. Sure they quickly lost the World Series to Pittsburgh, which is precisely what may happen with the 2011 Phillies.

Financial lift for Handi-bus

A $9,200 donation just brought the Battlefords Handi-bus a step closer to a new wheelchair lift-equipped bus.