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Battlefords News Optimist

Flooding angers residents

A group of concerned Battleford citizens attended the Aug. 16 regular town council meeting to discuss flooding issues on 15 Street. Don Wakelin, whose property was flooded during the July 22 hailstorm, as well as Aug.

Beach retiring as deputy fire chief, Tomaz replacement

Change is coming at the North Battleford Fire Hall with the retirement of deputy fire chief Bryan Beach Friday. North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services is moving swiftly to name Beach's replacement.

Harrison wins Northwest Golf

Brett Harrison of Maidstone can savor a hard-earned victory in the 2010 Northwest Amateur Golf Championship, which took place over the weekend at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club.

Maidstone crop damage

Maidstone RCMP are asking for the public to help in connection to damage to a planted crop in the Marshall area.

Midget Stars fall camp takes place

Hockey season is not far away for the midget Battlefords Stars, who held their fall camp over the weekend at the North Battleford Civic Centre.

Pay it while it's cheap

Nearly everyone has had a case of the "just gotta." We just gotta run into the store for two seconds, we just gotta get this screaming kid to a bathroom, we just gotta carry this heavy box into the house.

Living and dying with the Riders

This week I had planned to talk about that controversial cover story in Rolling Stone about the Sheepdogs. You know, the one that described Saskatoon in such unflattering terms.

Tamil refugees hope for Canadian sympathy

Dear Editor, The recent arrival of nearly 500 Tamil migrants on Canada's west coast after a three-month voyage is troubling for both them and this country.

Should be, but it ain't

Dear Editor, In 106 to 43 B.C.
Lodge gone to the dogs

Lodge gone to the dogs

The weather wouldn't co-operate, but it didn't dampen the fun at Pine Island Lodge Saturday. The activities department organizes a summer fun day for residents and community members every summer.
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