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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.

Theory of football 100

Back in 1968, I was summarily stripped of my dignity when Ronnie Lancaster held me up against the gym lockers in my first Grade 9 gym class.
Walleye population healthy and growing

Walleye population healthy and growing

Gord Sedgewick, biologist for Saskatchewan Environment provided attendees at the Turtle Lake Watershed Inc. annual general meeting with an interesting and current presentation about the status of the fishery in Turtle Lake.

State of emergency lifted

The City of North Battleford's state of emergency designated was lifted at 3 p.m. Thursday, exactly one week after Mayor Ian Hamilton declared the Local State of Emergency due to flooding.
Beavers battered and beaten in game three

Beavers battered and beaten in game three

There will be no more senior baseball in North Battleford this season. The North Battleford Beavers suffered a 10-0 loss in Meadow Lake Thursday night and were eliminated from the North Saskatchewan River Baseball League.
Travel modes have their pros and cons

Travel modes have their pros and cons

Kilometre after kilometre I've paddled, drove and flown over the past few weeks, exploring old familiar trails and new destinations. The paddling was the hardest physical labour.
RV park opens on Museum Day

RV park opens on Museum Day

The Frenchman Butte Museum will officially open a new RV park as part of their Museum Festival Day event Sunday Aug. 8 at 11 a.m.

Ambulance service needed in village

Dear Editor, I am 10 years old and I am concerned about the upcoming changes to the ambulance service in Neilburg.

City's quick action appreciated

Dear Editor I live on 107th Street. Our block and many more blocks were badly flooded July 22. I wish to thank the City of North Battleford for getting our block closed within 15 minutes of the flooding.
Lakes of lilies bloom at Honeywood

Lakes of lilies bloom at Honeywood

Honeywood (A. J. Porter) Heritage Nursery held its annual Lilies in Bloom event July 18.