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Rants and raves about the Oscar show

This Sunday marks yet another Academy Awards night in Hollywood. Rather than post here all my fancy predictions about who will win and so on, I thought I would give my own impressions about the awards show and what I usually think of Oscar night.
Sleepless In Melville

Sleepless In Melville

Ed, my neighbour next door, has always had a great many wise cracks about my snoring. He hasn?t experienced it firsthand.

Kindersley slaughters North Stars

The Battlefords North Stars just couldn't wait to be done with the regular season. How else to describe what happened Tuesday - a 9-2 drubbing at the hands of the Kindersley Klippers on the road at West Central Events Centre.
Buzzards swoop down for a gold medal

Buzzards swoop down for a gold medal

The Tri-Town Buzzards have been crowned provincial midget broomball champions. The Buzzards are comprised of players from Balgonie, Odessa and Maymont. None of these communities had enough midget aged players to ice their own team.

Constantly trolling for physicians

North Saskatchewan River Municipal Health Holdings continues to work to recruit physicians. At a Feb.
Historic archives go high tech at city malls

Historic archives go high tech at city malls

The third annual Archives Week presentation by the City of North Battleford Historic Archives took place at the Territorial Mall Feb. 9 to 11 and the Frontier Mall, Feb. 10.

Wheat stook to honour pioneers

A group of energetic individuals from the Blaine Lake community and surrounding area have been diligent in planning for the town's centennial celebrations in 2012.
Starvation not the route to success

Starvation not the route to success

Exercise is considered a cornerstone to any weight loss or healthy living program. Any diet restricting exercise should be avoided.

Camping fees take a hike

Seasonal workers could get a rude awakening when they come to the Battlefords this spring. During the Feb. 22 town council meeting, council unanimously voted to increase camping rates at Eiling Kramer Campground, effective March 1.

NSRHL round 2 set to go

The series matchups are all set for round 2 of the North Saskatchewan River Hockey League playoffs. Maidstone Jets will take on the upstart Edam 3 Stars in one series. Meanwhile, St.
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