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SIGA profits up again

The operator of the Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford reported another year of profits, though not as much as last year.

Skatepark stabbing

Another stabbing incident has rocked the North Battleford skatepark. Battlefords RCMP were called Friday, Sept. 3, at 11:3 5 p.m. to the skatepark area next to the Civic Centre after a call came in of a stabbing involving a youth.

Communities in Bloom more than flower pots

What makes a community a great place to live? Is it friendly neighbours, clean parks, or environmentally-sound practices? Is it conserving the past while moving forward? Perhaps it is a combination of all of these factors.
Never around when needed

Never around when needed

Ed, my neighbor next door, isn't fun to be near the last while. Our non-stop wet weather has brought out the worst in Ed. He is as touchy as an aggravated skunk and porcupine all tied up in one grouchy mess.

CUPlex construction set to begin

The long-awaited construction is about to begin on the site of the Credit Union CUPlex in North Battleford.

Dumpster fire put out

North Battleford fire crews were on the scene to put out another dumpster fire in the city Tuesday. This time, the blaze was a serious one, with the dumpster "fully involved" upon the arrival of fire crews at shortly before 8:30 p.m.
Neighbourly Advice According to Ed  - Blame it all on the weather

Neighbourly Advice According to Ed - Blame it all on the weather

Everyone talks about the weather because there is nothing you can do about it. I say, "It is the year of the wet record book." Ed, my neighbour next door says, "It is the year of rain, mud and mosquitoes, and even they need rain coats.

Martin show cause set for next week

One individual accused of a number of break and enters in the Northwest region targeting ATM machines made a video appearance in court this week. Garvin Martin, 44, appeared Wednesday by video link from custody in Saskatoon.

First nation fraud case to return to court Sept 22

Three individuals facing charges in a treaty land entitlement fraud case will see their matters return to provincial court Sept. 22.

Unity loses to Avonlea in Riderville contest

Where is Riderville? A long way from here. The Northwest's last and best hope in the contest, the town of Unity, couldn't muster enough votes in the Where is Riderville contest.