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Music recital pays tribute to long-time teacher

Music recital pays tribute to long-time teacher

Approximately 200 people filled the Chapel Gallery Sunday afternoon to celebrate Canada Music Week and to pay tribute to one of the community's most influential and well-known musicians, Junice Headley.

Another sentence in 98th Street home invasion

Another suspect has been sentenced in connection to the 98th Street home invasion that took place in January of this year. Charles Applegarth received two years less a day for his role.

Rescue crews kept hopping

It was a deadly weekend in southeastern Saskatchewan, with nine people losing their lives in two separate crashes, and while Battlefords emergency crews scrambled to deal with seven collisions over the same time period, none resulted in fatalities.
North Stars have winning streak snapped by Flin Flon

North Stars have winning streak snapped by Flin Flon

Things appear to have turned in the right direction for the Battlefords North Stars, as they earned their ninth, 10th and 11th wins of the season in a span of four days and are giving their fans an exciting brand of hockey to watch heading into the s

Going under the dome inevitable

As the CFL Western Division final wrapped up Sunday, I turned to my wife and asked a poignant question: Let's say you have a new domed stadium for the Roughriders.

Keep on eye on crime in P.A.

The Prince Albert Police Service is taking an innovative approach to dealing with a burgeoning crime rate in their city. That city has a crime picture that mirrors what is happening in the Battlefords, just on a larger scale.

Moosomin drug bust in court

Several matters connected to a drug bust by RCMP on Moosomin First Nation last October were heard in provincial court Monday.
Schwab, Hall and Rollins help BNS roll to victory

Schwab, Hall and Rollins help BNS roll to victory

A hat trick, an old fashioned Gordie Howe hat trick and a combined eight points came from the trio of Tanner Schwab, Kyle Hall and Tim Rollins Tuesday night.
Sharks sponsored for uniforms

Sharks sponsored for uniforms

Russell Batt, president of the Canadian Legion of Riders, presents Battlefords AAA Sharks captain Amanda Grainger with a cheque for $1,500.

Democratic system in peril

Dear Editor Stephen Harper, who has now appointed more unelected senators than any other Prime Minister in history, has just used these senators to defeat an environmental bill, the Climate Change Accountability Act, which was passed by a majority of
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