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Straighten up and lose 10 pounds

Straighten up and lose 10 pounds

You've taken my advice. You've started exercising. You've re-evaluated your diet and started making some healthy changes. You're getting more sleep at night. Great work.

Near-drowning incident at Aquadeo

A Grade 7 student has died after drowning in the water at Aquadeo on Monday . The incident happened shortly after 1100 am June 27, 2011. Battlefords Rural RCMP and EMS were dispatched to Aquadeo at Jackfish Lake.
Floods, strikes dominate premier's dinner

Floods, strikes dominate premier's dinner

Floods in southeast Saskatchewan and labour woes involving crop insurance workers overshadowed the Northwest Premier's Dinner in Meadow Lake.

Set sail with Battlefords Sailing Club

June 21 marked the first day of summer and during the short summer season residents of the Battlefords and area are drawn to the shores of Jackfish Lake.

Moon's monthly cycle begins Canada Day

The moon is full July 14, which means 14 days earlier was new moon, so Canada Day starts the monthly cycle: new moon, first quarter (7.4 days later) (watch for Saturn within eight degrees); full moon (14.8 days after new); last quarter (July 22 - 22.
Rollover west of Battleford

Rollover west of Battleford

A woman is lucky to be alive after she was rescued from a burning vehicle Monday morning following a rollover west of Batttleford. According to RCMP, the incident happened in the early morning hours of June 27. Shortly after 2 a.m.
WEBER

WEBER

WEBER : It was April 14, 1923, a baby girl by the name of Isabella was born to Peter and Anne Baker in the small town of Biggar, Saskatchewan. Our mother was the first of 12 children, six boys and six girls.
JOHNSON:

JOHNSON:

JOHNSON: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Clara Johnson of Battleford, SK on Saturday, June 18, 2011. She was born March 17, 1926 at Bresaylor, SK. She married Vaughan Johnson and farmed in the Wilkie area.
Opera house project wins award

Opera house project wins award

The first phase of the rejuvenation of the Battleford Opera House has been completed with a new roof, insulation where none existed before and the installation of new windows. This phase has been deemed an award-winning effort.
Lions earn major awards

Lions earn major awards

The Lions Clubs International Foundation gave three awards to important gentlemen at the Lions Club House Monday. Ed Smith has been in the North Battleford Lions Club since 1961 and received a 50-year pin.