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Seniors lodge complaint

When people think of River Heights Lodge, they often think of it as a senior's lodge. Lorraine Wright, a special care aide at the facility, has worked there for the past 17 years and has noticed in recent years the admittance of younger patients.
Artist inspired by environment

Artist inspired by environment

Chris Hodge, a transplant from Ontario, uses acrylics, watercolours, metal sculpture and mixed media to interpret the prairie landscape. He sees a depth in the simplicity of the landscape and uses various methods to recreate this view in his work.

State of Emergency declared in North Battleford

Hour-long deluge of rain and hail floods basements, roadways

Striving to create 'homes'

Dear editor Most of us carry warm thoughts of "home". Home is where we go for rest, nourishment, and the comfort of things and people familiar to us. Some of us require the assistance of other people to help us live in our own homes.
On feasting and being the feast

On feasting and being the feast

I'm a creature who loves my comforts. They're simple comforts and I've found them almost everywhere I've ever been. Once my basic needs are covered I find I can easily make myself at home. Last week on the river I found a new home.

Fight back against health care system

Dear Editor This is in support of Lorraine Wright's paid advertorial (Thomas Graham Wright vs Prairie North Health Region, Regional Optimist July 9). I knew both Lorraine's parents and her grandparents since I was a child.

Watch out for West Nile

It's approaching the end of July, and that means health officials are on the lookout for West Nile Virus.

Battlefords own Albert Bidart will be inducted

The late Albert Bidart grew up in North Battleford participating in school sports and later becoming active in baseball as a player, coach and umpire for over 50 years and because of his contribution to the sport he will be honoured as a 2010 inducte

We are not Riderville

The Battlefords' chances of winning the Where is Riderville? contest went down the drain Saturday. Five finalists in the Saskatchewan Roughriders contest as part of the club's 100th anniversary celebrations were announced on the weekend.

Delorme to jail for pizza robbery

A woman who pled guilty to a humiliating robbery-gone-wrong is going to jail.