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Battlefords scuba club enjoys wet summer

Battlefords scuba club enjoys wet summer

The members of the Battlefords Scuba Community are enjoying a wet summer, and it's not all because of the down pour of rain. Members have been visiting lakes in the north-west region, getting acquainted with the conditions and seeing the sights.
I get by with a little help from my friends

I get by with a little help from my friends

For Janis Wychopen, one of many North Battleford residents affected by the July 22 hailstorm, it wasn't the loss of her washer, dryer or furnace that had devastating consequences, but the loss of mementos of a son who passed away.
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.