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North Stars sign three forwards

North Stars sign three forwards

Hockey may not be on the minds of most in the Battlefords, but Battlefords North Stars head coach and GM Ken Pearson never seems to take a break.

Get behind downtown revitalization initiative

It appears city council isn't letting its latest foray into downtown revitalization languish. The formation of a Downtown Working Group is one concrete sign council is taking serious recommendations made by Christopher Doll.
A tale of two preschools

A tale of two preschools

As one preschool closes its doors, another gets set to launch. Parents showed up at Ecole Monseigneur Blaise Morand School June 8 to ask questions about the new preschool, register their children and attend the first annual general meeting.
Movie Gallery closing a sign of times

Movie Gallery closing a sign of times

As many movie fans in the area know by now, Movie Gallery is closing up shop in North Battleford. It's part of a nationwide bankruptcy liquidation of 131 stores across Canada.

City applies for debt limit extension

The City of North Battleford is applying to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board for an extension to its debt limit, from $31 to $45 million. The city voted to make the application to the municipal board at their regular June 14 council meeting.

City urged to develop downtown revitalization strategy

Figuring out some possible ways to revive North Battleford's downtown was on the top of the agenda at North Battleford council June 14.

Study aims to improve women's health

Data from a three-year research project was presented at a gala at the North Battleford Western Development Museum in early June.
Sweet outing dispels bee myths

Sweet outing dispels bee myths

Don't believe everything you learn in animated films about bees is one of the messages students in Grade 2 from Ratushniak Elementary School in Maidstone took home from their field trip to Pedersen Apiaries near Cut Knife last week.

North Stars AGM sets up 2010-11 season

The behind the scenes operations of a hockey club produces many thankless hours or volunteers jobs and are essential to the success of a junior hockey club.

Standing solid on the rock

Ever felt the earth shake beneath your feet? I'm talking about literally shaking, not that sensation that may have accompanied your first brush with romance. I mean an earthquake kind of shaking.