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Battlefords News Optimist

Building permits boom for first half of 2010

Building permits in North Battleford are up for the month of June and, for that matter, the first six months of the year.
Bed shortage separates elderly couple

Bed shortage separates elderly couple

Annie and Edmund Baier have known each other since they were children in war-torn Germany. As teens, they escaped from East Germany together, climbing over the Berlin Wall in the dead of night.

Man faces 18 charges

A Battleford man accused of sexual assault against minors will return to court next week. David Smith appeared by video link from Saskatoon in provincial court in North Battleford July 19.
Neighbours can be a nuisance from two provinces away

Neighbours can be a nuisance from two provinces away

Ed, my neighbor next door, thought he was free of me for three weeks, but I fooled him. This week I had to e-mail his wife Ruby to pass a message on to Ed. Ruby is a veteran of computer use, but Ed refuses to have anything to do with it.

North Battleford hit by the summer of storms

The Battlefords has joined the long list of Saskatchewan communities to fall victim to this year's summer of storms.

Special care home not first choice

Dear Editor I would like to respond to "Keep RHL for seniors" (Regional Optimist June 25). I am the mother of one of the under age 40 residents who is occupying a bed at River Heights Lodge.

Seniors lodge complaint

When people think of River Heights Lodge, they often think of it as a senior's lodge. Lorraine Wright, a special care aide at the facility, has worked there for the past 17 years and has noticed in recent years the admittance of younger patients.
Artist inspired by environment

Artist inspired by environment

Chris Hodge, a transplant from Ontario, uses acrylics, watercolours, metal sculpture and mixed media to interpret the prairie landscape. He sees a depth in the simplicity of the landscape and uses various methods to recreate this view in his work.

State of Emergency declared in North Battleford

Hour-long deluge of rain and hail floods basements, roadways

Striving to create 'homes'

Dear editor Most of us carry warm thoughts of "home". Home is where we go for rest, nourishment, and the comfort of things and people familiar to us. Some of us require the assistance of other people to help us live in our own homes.
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