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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.
Bronze medal effort for provincial hosts

Bronze medal effort for provincial hosts

Anytime a school has a chance to host a provincial event it is something special and Medstead Central School earned a bronze medal while hosting 2A senior boys' provincial volleyball on the weekend.
Kissing the crowd

Kissing the crowd

Life doesn't always go according to plan. Actually, it's probably more accurate to say that life never happens the way we plan it. It's what we do with the situations that present themselves that defines who we are.

Innovation meets with members

An information meeting Nov. 29 gave Innovation Credit Union members in the Battlefords a chance to hear more information about the proposed merger of the Innovation, Synergy and Conexus credit unions, as well as pose any questions they might have.
Dozen nursing graduates honoured

Dozen nursing graduates honoured

A ceremony was held Nov. 19 to recognize the graduates of North West Regional College's Battlefords Campus practical nursing program.

Workplace death under investigation

A workplace incident near Mervin where a 58-year-old man lost his life is being investigated by the RCMP. The incident happened Tuesday at approximately 1:20 am. According to the RCMP, members of the Turtleford RCMP along with St.