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Battlefords News Optimist

Blink … Canada is again at war

Blink … Canada is again at war

In the blink of an eye, Canada is, once again, at war.

Unconditional acceptance, and love - pass it on

Eva Olsson, a slight, soft-spoken 87-year-old, spoke to the students, staff and guests at Hillmond Central School recently. She spoke softly and told the audience about her life and about the lessons she had learned.
Battlefords own Belak takes off his skates

Battlefords own Belak takes off his skates

He spent a lot of time in the penalty box, in fact Wade Belak has earned 1,263 penalty minutes in the NHL, but he is now situated in another box at the arena - the press box.
Spreading smiles in far away lands

Spreading smiles in far away lands

The Christmas season may be long over, but the spirit of giving continues. Earlier this month the Maidstone Baptist Church was contacted by a volunteer with the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child program.
Communities concentrate on flood preparedness

Communities concentrate on flood preparedness

The Rural Municipality of Blaine Lake hosted a flood preparedness meeting March 4 at the Blaine Lake Curling Rink. The surrounding municipalities, villages and First Nations were in attendance to recognize the potential for flooding this spring.
Miracle on the court

Miracle on the court

Miracles do still happen. Want evidence? In Saturday's Junior Boys' District Basketball final in Marshall, the hand of something or someone with a keen sense of the implausible stirred the pot for the tiny Glaslyn School Jets.
A snapshot of the Battlefords

A snapshot of the Battlefords

Since I was making my first-ever venture onto the stage Feb. 15, my mom and best friend, Ivana, drove all the way from Calgary to see their budding actress perform (awwwww!).
One more chance to curl to the button

One more chance to curl to the button

The curling rink saw continued action with the Bramiche Farms Ltd. Open Ladies' Bonspiel. Although the number of ladies' teams entered is down from previous years, the gals who enter certainly know how to have fun. The rink was decorated in a St.

City talks money

The City of North Battleford's 2011 general operating budget, if approved, would see an 8.49 per cent increase in taxes. Of the increase, 6.04 per cent represents an increase to the Recreation Culture Capital Facilities levy.

Angling for top awards

Redberry Wildlife Federation held its annual banquet and awards night March 12 in Blaine Lake with over 160 in attendance. The annual event recognizes those members who achieved success in hunting and angling in 2010.