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You belong in my garden

Dubbed the "Bummer Summer" by British Columbian standards, it's been a cool, wet first half of the year. Personally I haven't missed the scorching temperatures blanketing much of the continent but I can't say the same for the garden.
Joyce Smith appointed manager of the WDM

Joyce Smith appointed manager of the WDM

Earlier this month Joyce Smith was appointed manager of the Western Development Museum at the North Battleford location, where she has 25 years of experience in administration. Smith served as acting manager for several months.

Gardens and yards are flourishing

Crops and gardens are looking healthy at present. It has been impossible until the last few days to work in the garden so the weeds are looking very healthy too. We have been enjoying garden produce including strawberries and raspberries.

Divided opinions on crime severity stats

For the second year in a row, North Battleford has the highest crime rate in the country for cities with a population of at least 10,000 people, according to the Satistics Canada Crime Severity Index for 2010. "I'm disheartened.
Can't find any rope to hang them with?

Can't find any rope to hang them with?

It took several days, but the strained mea culpa finally came out. On June 23, Premier Brad Wall responded to numerous questions regarding the Crop Insurance strike. On July 20, the Sask.

Don't get conned

The message is out there, loud and clear. Do not provide your credit card information over the phone or through your computer unless you are the one initiating the transaction.

Job opportunity - Pearson resigns from North Stars

After three seasons, of trying to rebuild the North Stars' prospect pool and making a run in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Bauer Conference among other things, Ken Pearson will no longer be behind the North Stars' bench.

Site needed for rare contemporary art

The city galleries are looking for a field with junked cars to act as a canvas to display the art of Tyler Brett. He's this year's featured artist for the fourth edition of the North Battleford Sculpture Symposium, titled Big Things.


GARDINER - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine Gardiner, late of North Battleford on July 12, 2011 at the age of 94 years. Catherine was born October 26, 1916 at Baljennie, Saskatchewan.

Concerns surrounding Borden Crescent Park readdressed

Community minded citizen, Gerald Gratton, approached city council Monday night and voiced his concerns about what he described as unsafe conditions at the Borden Crescent Park.