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Vipers end summer bronzed from Westerns in Manitoba

Vipers end summer bronzed from Westerns in Manitoba

The Northwest Vipers rolled through provincials in Saskatoon easily and had high expectations heading into the Western Canadian Junior B Championships, which were held in Winnipeg last week. The Vipers started the tournament off right Aug.

Sports calendar by category

BASEBALL North Saskatchewan River Baseball League August 16, 2010: Lloydminster Meridian Twins host the Wilkie Brewers in game one of the NSRBL final. Game time is 6 p.m.

Layton calls for extension

Federal NDP leader Jack Layton has waded into the ongoing debate on whether there should be an extension to the March 2011 deadline for use of stimulus dollars.

Ride for prostate cure

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Motorcycle Ride For Dad bringing awareness to prostate cancer with a Cross Canada Tour. The tour starts August 1 in Ottawa, Ont. and ends August 29 in Victoria, BC.
Libraries are a major space saver

Libraries are a major space saver

I've spent a lot of time this summer living out of my suitcase and my vehicle.

Norris touts continued strong jobs numbers

Saskatchewan's employment minister is touting continued strong employment numbers for the month of July.
New In-Ground Waste Removal System in Bloom

New In-Ground Waste Removal System in Bloom

The first of six garbage cylinders was installed in Battle Springs park Wednesday afternoon as a new environment friendly in-ground waste management plan to keep the community fresh and clean.
Getting over the plateau

Getting over the plateau

It happens to everyone who has ever tried to lose weight. The dreaded plateau. You will be dropping pounds and your body fat percentage is lower each time you check it.
Dead birds turning up at Jackfish Lake

Dead birds turning up at Jackfish Lake

Environmental officials are working to figure out why an unusual number of dead birds are being found at Jackfish Lake.

McMillan nominated again in Lloydminster

Lloydminster MLA Tim McMillan has joined the list of nominated candidates for the 2011 provincial election. McMillan was nominated at the nomination meeting for the riding, held at the Milleton Community Hall Aug. 5.