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Slumping Riders take thumping in Edmonton

Slumping Riders take thumping in Edmonton

With two games left in the 2010 regular season, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have grabbed the nation's attention for all the wrong reasons.
Gold standard service honoured

Gold standard service honoured

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce has recognized businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing excellent customer service to the community.

Sharks sink to bottom and still winless

The Sharks took on the Melville Prairie Fire on the weekend and something had to give, as both teams came in without a win. Unfortunately for the Sharks, Melville was able to take two wins, both by 6-1 scores.

Firearms incident under investigation

A firearms incident about 10 kilometers north of North Battleford has resulted in an arrest by Battlefords RCMP. A 76-year-old male from the Battlefords was later arrested without incident in connection to the case.

Crime up in Battleford

The third quarter crime statistics for the town of Battleford are out, and they are not good.

Scam alert issued

North Battleford RCMP are warning the public about a telephone scam currently in operation in the area.
Standing the test of time

Standing the test of time

There is a passage in the Bible comparing two men; one who built his house on solid rock and the other who built his house on sand, with predictable results: "the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew, and beat upon that house and it

Sask. Party race heats up in Cut Knife-Turtleford

The race to see who will be the candidate representing the Saskatchewan Party in Cut Knife-Turtleford is now in the stretch drive. The nominee will be known Oct. 29 following the second of two scheduled nomination meetings.

Heartland sale disburses 1,246 head

Heartland Livestock in Prince Albert handled 1,246 head Oct. 18 and 19. Steers weighing 300 to 400 pounds sold between $1.45 and $1.61; 400 to 500 sold between $1.20 and $1.50; 500 to 600 sold between $1.28 and $1.36; 600 to 700 sold between $1.

Battleford passes lane closure bylaw

Battleford town council approved a bylaw Oct. 18 night to close down and consolidate a lane at 2 -18th St.
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