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Midget Stars kickoff season with split at home

Midget Stars kickoff season with split at home

It took five games, but Battlefords hockey fans finally witnessed a regular season win at the Civic Centre.
A little something for everyone

A little something for everyone

The annual North Battleford Lions Club Toy and Farm Equipment Show and Sale saw hundreds of people flocking to the Exhibition Grounds last weekend, whether in search of a unique antique, a toy tractor for a future farmer, or a new rifle just in time

Boy hit by car in hit-and-run

The RCMP are looking for the public's help in connection to a hit-and-run incident where a 13-year-old boy was struck by a car. The incident happened around 8 p.m. Sept.
CEY WHAT? - Time to grow the league

CEY WHAT? - Time to grow the league

After all of Saskatchewan is back on the bandwagon, the climb to the top of the CFL's West Division heats up since Calgary went into a bit of a funk.

AAA Sharks attacked by Saskatoon Stars

Tuesday marked the beginning of the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League and the Battleford AAA Sharks made the short trip to Saskatoon to start the season. They started the season, but weren't necessarily ready, as they lost 11-0.

Long gun registry stays put

The long gun registry will remain in place, at least for now. In a vote Sept. 22 in Parliament, MPs voted 153-151 kill Candice Hoeppner's private member's bill to scrap the registry. That means the long gun registry remains in place.

Lights back on at Beaver Lions Stadium

The stadium lights at Beaver Lions Stadium in North Battleford are now repaired and back up and running as the fall football season goes into high gear. Repairs were needed after a pole switch blew in June.

Dumpster fire on 105th

North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services were back on the job battling a dumpster fire in the city, this time on 105th Street. The incident happened at 8:49 p.m. Sunday night.

Weekend animal attacks under investigation

Special constables from the City of North Battleford say they are investigating two animal attacks on the weekend, with one dog fatally injured during one of the attacks.
RIDER INSIDER - Riders look ready for final stretch

RIDER INSIDER - Riders look ready for final stretch

Welcome to the home stretch. The Saskatchewan Roughriders closed the book on the opening two-thirds of the 2010 schedule Saturday night with a thrilling come-from-behind 32-25 victory over the Tiger-Cats in Hamilton.
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