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Battlefords News Optimist

Don't drive around, dummy

You're busy. You can see where you need to go. There's just one small little barricade in the way. It won't really matter if you drive around it, will it? Wrong.

Speckle Park founders honoured at Agribition

Although temperatures were lower during the past week, there was not much wind, so we enjoyed some fine days, especially Sunday. Sunday was a beautiful sunny day.
Praying to end famines

Praying to end famines

As most people in the Battlefords were preparing for the holiday season of plenty, a small group of people took the time to remember those who starved to death in the Holodomor.

Number of utility projects still on the go in 2011

A number of capital projects are on the books for the City of North Battleford in 2011, including continued work on Water Treatment Plant No.1 expansion.

Fire department warns about carbon monoxide

North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services is warning residents to guard against the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Car fire causes $30,000 damage

A vehicle fire Thursday has caused an estimated $30,000 damage, according to fire officials. The fire happened about 8:35 a.m. on the 2000 block of 100th Street. The engine of a small passenger vehicle was fully involved in fire.
Shine on, Christmas light!

Shine on, Christmas light!

I'm headed for Winnipeg. Commonly referred to as "Winterpeg," it's a well-deserved title for the city that often bears the brunt of Canada's harshest winters.
The nightmare before Christmas

The nightmare before Christmas

Almost as famous as Santa Claus are the season's top villains; Scrooge, the Grinch and even the Abominable Snowman.

Santos Martial Arts celebrates its first year with medals and smiles

Hafford boastS one of the finest disciplines in Martial Arts - Sikaran. It is a martial art from the islands of the Philippines.
Reliving the Christmas Story

Reliving the Christmas Story

Over two thousand years ago, a group of shepherds were frightened, to say the least, when an angel appeared before them in the sky. The angel was quick to comfort them, announcing the birth of their Saviour.