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Communities in Bloom judges in the city

Communities in Bloom judges in the city

Now, it's all up to the judges. The two judges evaluating North Battleford's entry in the Communities in Bloom competition were in the city Monday as they sized up the local efforts towards beautifying the community.
First times a charm for sportsman fundraiser in the Battlefords

First times a charm for sportsman fundraiser in the Battlefords

Some breakfast, a little golf, supper and some old time hockey stories - does it get much better than that? Oh yeah, all that while raising money for three worthy organizations in the Battlefords.

Emergency crews active Thursday

North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services responded to four separate incidents Thursday. The first incident happened around 2:15 p.m. when they responded to a report of a tree on fire on the 1400 block of 101st Street.

Midget pick strikes silver

After what was a bit of a struggle this season for the midget aged baseball players from the Battlefords, one of them found a silver lining.

Rollover in North Battleford

Emergency crews responded Wednesday to a two-vehicle collision that had resulted in a car rolled over on its side in the middle of the street.

Missing person update

RCMP have now located the abandoned vehicle belonging to Carol King of Herschel Saskatchewan. The 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, grey in colour, with Saskatchewan licence plate 560-GZX belonging to King was recovered around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Decades dedicated to baseball send Roy Burns to HoF

Ernest Roy Burns was born Oct. 12, 1913 and was raised on the family farm at Flintoft Plessis. He took his schooling at Plessis, then spent the next few years working on farms until taking over the family farm in 1954.
Cycling across Canada for Cambodian children

Cycling across Canada for Cambodian children

The Galleries of North Battleford are proud to be hosting Armin Kluge, of Aurora, Ont. Kluge is a 70-year-old activist currently cycling across Canada from Vancouver to Halifax in an effort to raise money for a school he helped build in Cambodia.
Horseshoes are more than just a lucky charm for Eileen Kozakewich

Horseshoes are more than just a lucky charm for Eileen Kozakewich

For horseshoes being a family affair, Eileen Kozakewich has went along way in the sport and in July she was honoured nationally for her dedication and accomplishments on the local, provincial and national scale.
Babies, showers and weddings

Babies, showers and weddings

Ann and Bob Wardhaugh of Borden and Doreen Parker of Radisson are first time great-grandparents with the birth of 10 lb. 8 oz. Haddie Quinn to Ken Whitney and Pamela Parker-Whitney of Prince George, B.C., July 26. A bridal shower was held at the St.