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Funnel cloud near Hafford

Hafford residents saw something last week that most people don't see every day - a tornado. A funnel cloud was spotted by several eyewitnesses Friday, June 24 around 2:30 p.m.
Images shifting as the light changes

Images shifting as the light changes

"Transmitting Light" is the exhibition in the Window Salon at the Chapel Gallery during the month of July.
Celebrate Canada Day in the Battlefords

Celebrate Canada Day in the Battlefords

There are all kinds of ways to celebrate Canada Day in and around the Battlefords. Canada Day celebrations take place behind the Don Ross Centre starting at 8:00 p.m. with entertainment, children's activities and the RCMP Safety Bear.

Establish hazardous rating for crystolite

Dear Editor I recently sent the following letter to Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz. Canada's policy not to list crystolite as a hazardous chemical is absolutely appalling.
Variety night showcases student talent

Variety night showcases student talent

Maymont School held a variety night May 19. There were several dance items, songs, a choir presentation, video presentation and an improvisational drama act. The program concluded with a video tribute to the principal, Bill Brand.

Superintendents commend Living Sky teachers

The Living Sky School Division closed out this year's board meetings with a glowing commendation of the division'ßs teachers by two of its superintendents.
Money raised for new building

Money raised for new building

After 35 years of serving children in the Battlefords the Battleford Boys and Girls Club realized they needed a new building.

Three per cent for LSSD central office

While a raise for Saskatchewan's teachers has become the focus of a mediation process, the staff working at Living Sky School Division's central office will be getting a three per cent raise.

Make up games set stage for playoffs

The Battlefords Ladies' Fastball League was in action three nights this week, making up games to tie up the regular season, with playoffs slated to start Monday. Monday night the Unity Bantams 2 slugged out an 8-3 victory over the Survivors.

Beavers, Brewers win in thrillers

Monday night at Beaver-Lions Stadium, the North Battleford Beavers used a five-run sixth inning to dispose of the Mid-West Expos 6-4.