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Stampeders run all over Roughriders

Stampeders run all over Roughriders

Yikes! The Saskatchewan Roughriders' bubble didn't just burst, it exploded Saturday night in Calgary. Henry Burris threw four touchdowns and Joffrey Reynolds ran for another as the Stampeders routed the Riders 40-20 at McMahon Stadium.

Sizzling summer science

What do paper airplanes, Lego robots and aqua divers have in common? They're fun and they teach kids important lessons about science and technology.

State of emergency remains in effect

A Local State of Emergency for the City of North Battleford remains in effect until further notice following the July 22 flood.

Outdoor watering banned in N.B.

Due to the high organics and turbidity currently in the North Saskatchewan River, the F.E. Holliday Water Treatment Plant is not fully operating, according to a City of North Battleford advisory.

EMO has solid outing

Mother Nature demonstrated her might and capriciousness last week, stewing up a freak storm that dumped hail and rain on the Battlefords with harsh fury. The swiftness of the assault was quickly matched by the way city officials sprang into action.
NSRBL champs are moving on

NSRBL champs are moving on

Six North Saskatchewan River Baseball League teams were in action Tuesday night and one team has earned a berth to the second round.
Bikers ride to honour veterans

Bikers ride to honour veterans

The sound of freedom could be heard Saturday morning as over 160 bikers revved their engines in honour of the men and women who fought for our country.

Two decades of Ness Creek

In 1991 the Ness Creek Music festival was held over two days, had seven bands and only 200 people. In 1989 and 1990 an ecological fair was held near today's festival site. This year the Ness Creek Music Festival marked two decades.

Sports Calendar

JULY 27 Senior Men's Soccer has four games lined up. At 5:45 p.m. Sweetgrass plays Sweetgrass Light at NBCHS and Young Little Pine plays Poundmaker at Centennial Field followed by the Little Pine Deuces against Thunderchild at 7:30 p.m.

Stars, Sharks and Baron skate at Sask First Camp

It was busy week of hockey for Eric Pfeifer and it is only July. Pfeifer was one of 40 players invited to the Sask First Hockey camp for five days of training and scouting.