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Ten HHS graduates honoured

Ten HHS graduates honoured

This week I bring you the graduating class of 2011 from H. Hardcastle School. This year we had 10 young people moving on to further their education or into the work force.


BORGESON: It is with great sadness the family of Anne Borgeson announces her passing on June 14, 2011. She was born April 21, 1922 in Glaslyn, Saskatchewan.

Emerson Drive coming this weekend

Emerson Drive will be playing at the Carlton Trail Jamboree happening in Rabbit Lake Saturday. With over 15 hits in Canada, the band celebrates 10 years of success with their Decade and Driving tour.

Staff members bid farewell

With the end of the school year it is time to say goodbye to a few faces as they take new paths next year.

Collision involving police vehicle

A collision involving a police vehicle in North Battleford has led to a North Battleford woman being arrested. Michelle Taylor, 28, is charged with impaired driving and also faces a second charge of driving over .08.

Summer fun at the playgrounds

Hello boys and girls! I want to tell you all about the stellar-iffic summer playground program the City of North Battleford runs every summer.

Houk raises topsoil concerns

A steamed Councillor Trent Houk raised a fuss at city council over city administration's handling of topsoil removal in the city's southeast quadrant.

Senators draft Fransoo

June 25 was a day to remember for Jordan Fransoo. The North Battleford product and current Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) defenceman was taken in the 7th round (186th overall) by the Ottawa Senators in the NHL draft.
Unity Midgets top league standings

Unity Midgets top league standings

The Unity Midgets finished out the regular Battlefords and District Ladies' Fastball League regular season on top of the standings. Battleford Midgets were second, with the Jr. Vipers third and Edam Ladies batting cleanup.

Dumais prelim hearing set

Dates have been set for the preliminary hearing for Norbert Dumais, charged with drug possession, sexual assault, uttering threats and breach of undertaking. The preliminary hearing has been set for Jan. 16 to 20 in North Battleford provincial court.