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A minority can work, just not Harper's

Dear Editor, We are being told by Prime Minster Stephen Harper that the opposition has forced upon us an unnecessary election. The Prime Minister no doubt hopes that we will forget that he called an unnecessary election in 2008.

Larose sentenced in child manslaughter case

A Lloydminster man was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter following the death of his infant son. James Larose, 25, was sentenced to 5 and a half years in Battleford Queen's bench court.
Neilburg bar burned

Neilburg bar burned

The Golden Oak Inn/Pitt's Bar and Grill in Neilburg caught fire at about 6 a.m. Saturday, April 23.
Borden Volunteer Fire Department receives $500 donation

Borden Volunteer Fire Department receives $500 donation

On behalf of the Borden Lions Club, Archie Wainwright presented a cheque for $500 to the Borden Volunteer Fire Department, April 11, one of many donations that the Lion's Club gives locally.
Sadie Flynn comes to Cochin

Sadie Flynn comes to Cochin

As the audience finished their dinner and began to quiet in anticipation of the play they were about to see, director Roxanne Irvine took to the stage to introduce herself and the cast. "This is a comedy," Irvine said.

Doubting and believing Thomas! Ed just doubting!

Ed, my neighbour next door, was off to Edmonton for Easter. Family pressure there resulted in Ed being obliged to attend church with his relatives.

Registered "social worker"

Dear Editor, I would like to first take this opportunity to thank Ms. Scaglione for coming out to the luncheon commemorating Social Work Week.
Rivers West District honours volunteers from many communities

Rivers West District honours volunteers from many communities

Volunteers are the heart of communities and celebrating their work celebrates the cities, towns and villages where good things happen.
All five Unity congregations take part in the Way of the Cross Walk

All five Unity congregations take part in the Way of the Cross Walk

Is it spring or are we being teased some more? It is hard to revel in spring-like weather with all the surprises we have had with our seasons this year . . .

Busy badminton season at Maidstone High

Badminton is in full swing and we have had many victories at Maidstone High. At Junior Divisions April 13, Danielle Hult and Tayler Bamford took first place in girls' doubles while Morgan Doepker and Jordyn Hope placed third.