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Battlefords News Optimist

Mel Gibson is in big, big trouble

By now everyone has heard of the latest Mel Gibson rant, where he was recorded screaming, ranting and raving at his ex-girlfriend.
Using abstract art to communicate

Using abstract art to communicate

Dana Standinghorn is a young artist taking part in the Creative Partnerships program through the Chapel Gallery in North Battleford. She uses a variety of media to express her interpretation of the world around her.

SAHO's tactics cross ethical line

Dear Editor I feel compelled to respond to the tactics used by the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) in their efforts to secure a contract health care provider unions.

Murder charges laid in 2001 slaying

The body of 33-year-old Alexander Ronald Sanderson was found April 18, 2001 on a grid road on the Mistawsis First Nation. Initial investigators determined Sanderson had been murdered.

Battlefords and Area Sports Calendar

JULY 12-30 North Battleford Kinsmen Aquatic Centre will begin the first session of the Rumble Fish Day Camp. Call the pool at 445-1746 to register or for more information.

ICU, OR closed during retrofit

A Battlefords Union Hospital Retrofit project is moving into its second major phase. Beginning Friday, July 16, work starts in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Operating Room (OR) areas.
Getting the most out of the golden years

Getting the most out of the golden years

I once heard a saying, "We don't stop moving because we age, we age because we stop moving." I hope this saying sticks with you as long as it has stuck with me, because it rings true. As we age, many people become much more sedentary.

Precedent set in animal cruelty case

The Saskatchewan SPCA says a precedent-setting decision was handed down against a Delmas farmer accused of mistreating a herd of elk.

Teen missing for six years

July 9 marked the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of 13-year-old Courtney Struble from Estevan. The RCMP Historical Case section has recently become involved in this investigation.
No substitute for old fashioned directions

No substitute for old fashioned directions

This quiet little town gets even quieter in the summer. We're right on the highway and the call to take a trip is deafening.