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Local horseshoe club members on the mark

Local horseshoe club members on the mark

It may look easy, and maybe it is. The members of the North Battleford Horseshoe Club sure made it look that way at the 2010 provincial tournament.
Riders stay on top of Western Division

Riders stay on top of Western Division

Welcome to what I call an up week.

North Stars sign another forward

There should be no shortage of depth at the forward position, as the Battlefords North Stars have signed another young forward. Ken Pearson found a new guy in Newfoundland - Shayne Morrissey is a 1992-born forward from St. John's.

Follower of the game heads to Sask. Baseball Hall of Fame

Jay-Dell Mah was born and grew up in Lloydminster, where he slept in Saskatchewan and ate supper in Alberta.

Battlefords Most Wanted

Callen Joseph Sanderson, 22, wanted for break and enter, assault, obstuct police officer, possess controlled substance and breach of probation.

Meteor shower lights up sky Aug. 12

August opens with the moon a waning gibbous object, near last quarter, and best viewed after midnight. It will cross the sky all morning, setting at noon. Full moon occurs Aug.
Goalie with Blaine Lake connection drafted by Spokane Chiefs

Goalie with Blaine Lake connection drafted by Spokane Chiefs

Spokane Chiefs selected 10 players through nine rounds in the 21st edition of the Western Hockey League's Bantam Draft in April. The bantam draft is the first opportunity for the WHL teams to add 1995 born players to their 50-player protected list.
Detox doesn't have to break the bank

Detox doesn't have to break the bank

There are many detox drinks, supplements and diets on the market. All vary in their duration and price. What are they all about? And are they good for us? The point of a detoxification is to rid your body of toxins that can build up over time.

You don't have to eat your own cooking

"I like to cook once in a while, but not every day," confessed Ed, my neighbor next door. Ed knows I have been batching it while my wife is travelling overseas.
Recycling capacity ramping up

Recycling capacity ramping up

SARCAN Recycling depot in Blaine Lake underwent a 30- by 40-foot expansion with renovations in 2009. One year later the facility is operating at peak potential and the expansion has been a big benefit to occupational safety and production.