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Battlefords News Optimist

Silver Lake base camp for visitors

Bob and Lynn Douglas of Saskatoon have been spending some time camping at Silver Lake and visiting friends in the area. Bill Yaworenko, who was a lifelong resident in the Neilburg area, passed away in June.
Busking for the Cuplex brings good vibes downtown

Busking for the Cuplex brings good vibes downtown

It was a hot day leading up to the long weekend, but that didn't stop the city's talent from gathering downtown to raise money for the Credit Union CUPlex.

Windstorm cleanup continues

Clean up from the windstorm of July 17 still continues. As well as damage to bins and other buildings, many trees were taken down. The last few days it has been possible to work in the garden where weeds have been growing profusely.

Summer visitors - boon or blight?

This weekend so far (seeing as I am writing this on Sunday evening) has been one of the best of the season to be here at the lake.

Take back the streets

It just isn't the image any community wants - achieving top billing on the Statistics Canada Crime Severity Index for the second year running.

Complete water ban

All unnecessary watering within the city of North Battleford is prohibited until further notice. Production has been shut down at Water Treatment Plant number one for construction and maintenance on internal piping.
Workshops focus on positive lifestyles

Workshops focus on positive lifestyles

Relationships and self-esteem were the two main thrusts of a "Walk the Talk" presentation at Battleford's Indian M├ętis Friendship Center July 27.
Kookie goings on at Central Park

Kookie goings on at Central Park

All kinds of kookie activity drew children to Central Park beside the North Battleford Library July 28.

Maiming a superb language

Comment and History from a Prairie Perspective
Tale of many cities managing growth

Tale of many cities managing growth

I had an interesting chat the other day with my friend, Michael Zwaagstra, as we were visiting their place in Steinbach, Man.