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Man killed in single vehicle rollover

It was a grim weekend on the roads in the Battlefords area with two separate crashes Saturday, including one fatal rollover. According to WPD Ambulance a fatal single-vehicle rollover took place at 11:40 a.m. June 5.
Silver rose comes to Canada

Silver rose comes to Canada

Starting off in early May in London, Ont., the famed silver rose made its way through the Battlefords June 7. The Silver Rose Program started in 1960 and pays tribute to the Catholic saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Pages from North Battleford's fascinating history

Pages from North Battleford's fascinating history

Coronation and Gregory Parks

Windows broken

Battlefords RCMP are looking for any information about a break in at Phoenix Source for Sports on Highway 4 north in North Battleford. June 1, around 3:30 am, RCMP responded to an alarm at the business.

Today's in car entertainment has an edge

I made a trip down to Bismarck, N.D., the other day. It's about four hours to get there, which is enough time behind the wheel to get a little drowsy.
Walking for diabetes

Walking for diabetes

Countless tears, 21.1 kilometers, and one giant blister later, Sharon Rentz is back in the Battlefords - and beaming with success.
Student walk-a-thon raises $5,000

Student walk-a-thon raises $5,000

Holy Family students were overheard saying "Can I pie you?" May 27. They were referring to the school's Annual Spring Charity Walk-a-thon.
Yellow fish spread in North Battleford

Yellow fish spread in North Battleford

The weather on the weekend may have lured people to the river and lakes to do some fishing, but while many were doing that, a small group of volunteers painted fish in North Battleford.

Living it Up

Recently returning from a business conference in Miami, I decided I'd caught a tiny glimpse of how the other side lives. Well, at least part of one side of how the rest of the world lives.

The blood suckers are back: get out the repellent

The bloodsuckers are back. This year is shaping up to be a bad one for mosquitoes in the Battlefords and surrounding area.