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Battlefords News Optimist

Stars, Sharks and Baron skate at Sask First Camp

It was busy week of hockey for Eric Pfeifer and it is only July. Pfeifer was one of 40 players invited to the Sask First Hockey camp for five days of training and scouting.

NSRBL playoffs are underway

As of Monday night, three of the four North Saskatchewan River Baseball League playoff series have started, all the provincial playoff series are completed and the representatives are set for the next step.
NSRBL playoffs started

NSRBL playoffs started

Three of the four NSRBL playoff series are started and the fourth kicks off tonight. Monday night, the Border City Blue Jays squeaked out a 2-1 win over the Lloydminster Junior Redhawks.

Watrous baseball great heads to Hall of Fame

Aug. 21, Douglas Schultz of Watrous, one of Saskatchewan is most dedicated baseball personalities from over four decades will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame.
Information sought in 2007 murder

Information sought in 2007 murder

RCMP Major Crime North is once again asking for information relating to a three-year-old unsolved murder case. Jeanette Chief, 48, of the Onion Lake First Nation whowas last seen in Lloydminster June 2, 2007.

Building permits boom for first half of 2010

Building permits in North Battleford are up for the month of June and, for that matter, the first six months of the year.
Bed shortage separates elderly couple

Bed shortage separates elderly couple

Annie and Edmund Baier have known each other since they were children in war-torn Germany. As teens, they escaped from East Germany together, climbing over the Berlin Wall in the dead of night.

Man faces 18 charges

A Battleford man accused of sexual assault against minors will return to court next week. David Smith appeared by video link from Saskatoon in provincial court in North Battleford July 19.
Neighbours can be a nuisance from two provinces away

Neighbours can be a nuisance from two provinces away

Ed, my neighbor next door, thought he was free of me for three weeks, but I fooled him. This week I had to e-mail his wife Ruby to pass a message on to Ed. Ruby is a veteran of computer use, but Ed refuses to have anything to do with it.

North Battleford hit by the summer of storms

The Battlefords has joined the long list of Saskatchewan communities to fall victim to this year's summer of storms.