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Property taxes competitive: report

The City of North Battleford is crowing about the results of a property tax study that shows the community stacks up well when compared to tax assessments in other Saskatchewan communities.
Scuba Club installing underwater attraction

Scuba Club installing underwater attraction

If all goes according to plan, Atton's Lake will soon be home to the Battlefords Scuba Community's latest project, an underwater navigation course, a first for Saskatchewan and possibly for Canada.
Colour figures prominently

Colour figures prominently

The current exhibition in the Window Salon of the Chapel Gallery is "Honouring Individual Creation" by local artist, Daphie Pooyak. Pooyak is a graduate of the Yvonne Yuen School of Design and has been involved in creative arts for most of her life.

NW scholars earn apprenticeship awards

Three Northwest students are among 40 high school graduates who were awarded $1,000 each from the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) Industry Scholarship Program to provide assistance as they embark on careers in the skilled trades.

One week remaining

Heading into the final scheduled week of the regular season of the Battlefords and District Ladies' Fastball League and the Unity Midgets continued to lead the way.

Rain playing a factor in NSRBL

The much needed rain in the Northwest is welcomed by all, but it has thrown a wrench into the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League schedule.
North Stars sign two from Manitoba

North Stars sign two from Manitoba

Once again Ken Pearson went back to a talent pool he is familiar with, the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League, to sign some future North Stars.

4-Hers shine at Expo

Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association 4-H Expo for 2011 came to an end Monday night after the 159th steer left the sale ring. It was three hectic days of friendly competition, hard work and a lot of 4-H fun.
Community pride, healing and reconciliation

Community pride, healing and reconciliation

Saturday marked the three-year anniversary of the Prime Minister Stephen Harper's apology, on behalf of Canadians, to the 150,000 aboriginals who suffered in this country's residential school system.
WHITWELL:

WHITWELL:

WHITWELL: With unimaginable pain we announce the sudden and tragic death of our beloved son, Michael LLoyd Charles Whitwell on May 21-2011.