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Tourism volunteer honoured for dedication

Tourism volunteer honoured for dedication

Battlefords Tourism and Convention Bureau saluted worthy volunteers at its luncheon Friday to cap off Tourism Awareness Week in the community. This year, a local woman, Donna Fuhr, was honored as Tourism Volunteer of the Year.

Tenders for theatre competitive: Hamilton

Tenders for the theatre component of the CU Plex are now in and are being evaluated, Mayor Ian Hamilton said Thursday, June10.

Local musicians release first single

North Battleford locals Del Bannerman, Richard Lalonde and their band, Eldebrock, just back from Nashville, Tenn., released their debut single June 15.
Mother Nature giving NW easier ride

Mother Nature giving NW easier ride

Fishing anyone? Except this isn't a lake, it's a seeded field in the Canora district. While we've been moaning about the wet spring in the Northwest, the moisture we've received has at least not been this excessive.

Wholesale Club closing Sept. 11

Confusion surrounds the future of the Real Canadian Wholesale Club location at Frontier Mall after workers were given notice that the supermarket is closing this fall.
Baseload plant construction powers up

Baseload plant construction powers up

Officials from Northland Power were welcomed with open arms into the Battlefords community as the sod was turned on their $700 million baseload power plant construction.

Running with the law

Local young people were running with the law earlier this month north of Lloydminster. The Lloydminster Rural and Maidstone RCMP hosted a School Road Relay for students June 7 at Sandy Beach.

Two injured in crash

An early-morning collision has sent two people to hospital in North Battleford. WPD Ambulance reported they received a call around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 16 of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 107th Street and 115th Avenue.
Bantam Beavers come up just short in home tourney

Bantam Beavers come up just short in home tourney

The North Battleford Crackmaster Bantam Beavers' home tournament proved to be a good measuring stick as they move closer to provincials.

Volks contribute to CUPlex dance floor

Momentum for the Credit Union CU Plex fundraising continues as Bill and Carol Volk have announced they will sponsor the dance floor in the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts. The price tag for sponsorship of the dance floor was listed at $10,000.
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