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Wakaw strikes provincial gold in Maidstone

Wakaw strikes provincial gold in Maidstone

Maidstone High School embraced provincial volleyball with matching t-shirts and prairie hospitality Nov. 26 and 27, as senior boys' 3A teams from as far away as Redvers, 718 kilometres away, competed for medals and the glory.

Close scores in the week that was in the NSRHL

The St. Walburg Eagles perch atop the North Saskatchewan River Hockey League after two more wins on the weekend and a 4-1-0 record. The Eagles were at home to Spiritwood Friday and pulled out an 8-3 win.
Tuesdays with Clara

Tuesdays with Clara

I have a confession: nursing homes make me uncomfortable.

Emergency crews called to river rescue again

Emergency crews were called to the North Saskatchewan River to deal with a report of a person stranded in the river.

Bye bye to Leslie Nielsen, a seriously funny guy

Well, it is a sad week in Regina, and not only because the Saskatchewan Roughriders lost again in the Grey Cup.

Coroner's inquest into Ida Paul

A coroner's inquest is to be held in North Battleford in connection to the death of Ida Paul. Paul, 34, died in June 2009 in Battlefords Union Hospital.
Full lunar eclipse Dec. 21

Full lunar eclipse Dec. 21

December begins with the moon just ending her final phases - four days from new moon Dec. 5. Then, Dec.
Sharks lose battle with Saskatoon Stars

Sharks lose battle with Saskatoon Stars

The Battlefords AAA Sharks took a depleted roster to Saskatoon to take on the Stars Saturday.

Two North Stars get a chance to shine

The Canadian Junior Hockey League's prospects game has become an annual tradition for hockey fans and scouts for six years. Last week, it was announced two Battlefords North Stars will be part of that tradition.

Insuring our safety

Battlefords Search and Rescue's November meeting was another small gathering, continuing a trend of dwindling numbers for the group of volunteers.