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Tiny rural church has moving history

Tiny rural church has moving history

More than 50 worshippers from the surrounding area filled Sandwith Community Hall for a special service to recognize the 100th year of the tiny Sandwith St. Philip's Church Sept. 26. Popular Rev.

Practice makes perfect - players and coaches get firsthand chance to improve

There has never been a doubt of Canadian hockey players' heart, but after losing in the Olympics in Nagano in 1998, Hockey Canada knew there had to be a bigger focus on the natural skill of Canadian hockey players.

Neglected dogs rescued

The City of North Battleford has seized two dogs from a residence on the east side of the city. The dogs were taken into custody by special constables, assisted by the Saskatchean SPCA and the RCMP, on the morning of Dec. 7.

Indecent act reported

Lloydminster Rural RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in providing information about an indecent act reported Oct. 1. At 9:15 p.m a man was observed masturbating outside a business in Lashburn.
Touch Football League playoffs underway

Touch Football League playoffs underway

Sunday all eight teams in the North Battleford Touch Football League took to the field playing quarter final match ups with some surprises. The seventh place Home Hardware Broncos surprised the second place Gophers with a 36-35 win.
Installation explores societal tension

Installation explores societal tension

The Chapel Gallery is currently hosting an installation by Saskatchewan artist Crystal Howie. "Titles Tell Tales" explores the tensions between our uncontrolled natures and the systems that attempt to manage us.
Teachers sew seeds for the future

Teachers sew seeds for the future

This Tuesday marked World Teacher's Day and although I didn't send any cards or flowers I did spend some time thinking about some of the educators who have made a profound impact on my life.

Emergency help appreciated

A bouquet to the individual who stopped the evening of Sept 26 on Highway 40 to Cut Knife at the scene of a car vs. deeraccident.

Locals in tough at provincial golf

After qualifing from the Battle West and Northwest school divisions, a handful of local high school golfers hit the links for the provincial grass green championship in Humboldt Sept. 24 and 25.
Community supports Cammidge family

Community supports Cammidge family

Aug. 4 was just another ordinary day for Rob Cammidge, a long time Neilburg resident, who was working in the Caltex Energy Field Office, located about three kilometres north of Maidstone. And then, at approximately 10:30 a.m.