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Theft devastates non-profit Provincial Heritage Site

Volunteers at Honeywood (Dr. A.J. Porter) Heritage Nursery spend many hours organizing, preparing and hosting events as fundraisers for the nursery located 130 km north of Saskatoon and 54 km west of Prince Albert.
Let's set sail

Let's set sail

The annual Battlefords Sailing club regatta took place in front of the clubhouse at Meota on the weekend, and although the number of boats was lower than expected, it was still a great weekend of sailing.

Proposal to manage handi-bus and public transit under one roof

The Battlefords Transit Committee has a vision for North Battleford's public transit system, and presented it at Monday's city council meeting.

Good life may elude all but the elite

Dear Editor In the early days of the automobile industry, the going wage for skilled workers was still only about a dollar a day.
Summer curling tradition

Summer curling tradition

Many in Saskatchewan, and Northwest Saskatchewan for that matter, can't get enough curling. What better way to get your curling fix in July than entering the annual Livelong Summerspiel.
Newcomers welcomed to village

Newcomers welcomed to village

Welcome Ted and Anita Klassen, who moved into the home of Darelle and Saskia, and to Jerry Moore and his family, who moved into Helen Muriel's home. Aaron and Kendra and their daughter will be living in AJ's house.
Start at the top and work your way down

Start at the top and work your way down

Ed, my neighbour next door, can be very blunt. The other day I asked Ed if he wanted to work at Walmart. They have been having job fairs presently, looking for workers at our store.
Time to spruce up the city

Time to spruce up the city

The judges for the Communities in Bloom are coming Aug. 15 and business and homeowners have been busy getting their hands dirty, pulling weeds, mowing lawns, pruning trees and sweeping walkways.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Your parents told you this when you were growing up. You continue to hear it as an adult. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even though we have been told this for many years, many people tend to not follow this advice.
Northwest athletes prepare for Summer Games

Northwest athletes prepare for Summer Games

Saskatchewan will participate in 19 sports against teams from across Western Canada and among those elite athletes, some Northwest competitors will be in action. Team Sask will compete with Team B.C.