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Battlefords News Optimist

Local drivers win local show and shine awards

Before the rain hit Saturday, it was beautiful day to be outside and a beautiful day to check out some beautiful cars.

Victimization of victims poor graffiti solution

There has to be a better way. North Battleford's new nuisance bylaw has a section in it dealing with graffiti. The basic premise is property owners will be penalized for not removing graffiti in a timely manner.

The Battlefords' power play

The construction of two power plants in the Battlefords over the next three years will have a profound economic impact in the region.

Urban wind towers a lot of hot air

Wind power isn't a new buzz word in the world of green power generation, but a recent proposal by the City of Saskatoon to install a project at the City's landfill has some residents wind-milling their arms in distress.

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.