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Revitalizing the Nakoda language

Revitalizing the Nakoda language

Umbá wasté is a traditional Nakoda greeting. Translated into English umbá wasté means "good day." Oct.

Be your own best friend

A few days ago I realized inspiration and motivation for change comes in many ways. Several months ago, after working with a client for many weeks, she came to her daily workout session with a pronounced "feel sorry for myself" attitude.

CUPlex infrastructure cost breakdown slides upwards

Costs for infrastructure to the Credit Union CUPlex are running at least half a million dollars higher than what previous estimates indicated it would be.
Celebration supper at Manitou Lake Bible Camp

Celebration supper at Manitou Lake Bible Camp

It was a time of rejoicing and reflection when summer staff members, friends and supporters of Manitou Lake Bible Camp (MLBC) gathered in the new dining hall Oct. 2 for the annual Celebration Supper.

No more fireworks at Battlefords Provincial Park

There will be no more fireworks on Canada Day at Battlefords Provincial Park.
Spooky signs are everywhere

Spooky signs are everywhere

Long shadows, earlier creeping darkness and the scary white stuff falling from the sky have a cast a pall over the land, meaning only one thing. It must be the end of October and time to be haunted by the trick or treaters.
Wolves get revenge on North Stars with four goals in third period

Wolves get revenge on North Stars with four goals in third period

One Battlefords North Stars rookie had a breakout game offensively, but it wasn't enough, as the North Stars surrendered four goals in the third period and lost 6-5 to the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
Kickin' the competition at regionals

Kickin' the competition at regionals

Although there were no North Battleford teams playing, two regional soccer playoffs took place in North Battleford, and local area teams advanced to provincials. In the seven versus seven boys' playoffs Cando earned regional gold.

Minor hockey teams all underway

The luxury of having ice in rinks before many of the other communities in the league, means hockey is already in full swing for the Battlefords teams. Atom AA Barons The AA atom team had a home and away game on the weekend and earned one win.
Scary house a real screamer

Scary house a real screamer

Screams were heard from outside, as people waited in line for the Comp in Action's annual haunted house Oct. 23 at the Western Development Museum's Great Pumpkin Masquerade and Family Dance.