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Summer holidays are cut short…real short

Summer holidays are cut short…real short

This is a hard time of year for me as a mom. The school supply shopping was easy as I bought all but one item here in Maidstone. We have a great selection locally and great prices so it doesn't make sense to fight the crowds in the cities.

98th Street suspect remanded after bail hearing

Another one of the suspects accused in the 98th Street home invasion case has failed in his attempt to be released on bail.
LA man rides in from Alaska on spiritual quest

LA man rides in from Alaska on spiritual quest

A spiritual journey that began in Fairbanks, Alaska and will wrap up in the Florida Keys came through the Battlefords this week.

A look back to our moviegoing past

Last week, we were rummaging through some back issues from our newspaper archives.

Poundmaker in court

The third individual arrested in connection to a targeted ATM break-and-enter in Leoville was in court Wednesday. Gabriel Poundmaker, 19, of North Battleford was in provincial court Wednesday in North Battleford before Judge Violet Meekma.
Lloydminster Meridian Twins are perfect NSRBL champions

Lloydminster Meridian Twins are perfect NSRBL champions

After 14 regular season games and six playoff games, no North Saskatchewan River Baseball Team could find a way to beat the Lloydminster Meridian Twins and they now have their second league title in as many years.

Fugitive captured

A fugitive wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection to a November 2008 shooting incident on 110th Street in North Battleford was captured this week in Calgary.
Rogers receives his hardware

Rogers receives his hardware

It is official. The North Saskatchewan River Baseball League is finished. Along with the completion of the championship series, the MVP award has been presented and now the gloves and bats can be stored for the winter.

Two Mosquito First Nation officials plead guilty

Two Mosquito First Nation officials have pleaded guilty to breach of trust charges in a wide-ranging treaty land entitlement fraud case. Eldon Starchief and Alphonse Moosomin entered those guilty pleas in North Battleford provincial court Tuesday.
Dancing the summer away

Dancing the summer away

From the graceful grand jetés of ballerinas to the co-ordinated thunder of tap shoes, summer dance camp at The Dance Connection in North Battleford is bustling with activity.