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Playing with dimensions

Playing with dimensions

People who enjoy arts and crafts will love Dimensions, the only open, juried exhibition of fine craft in Saskatchewan which is running from July 1 through to July 20 at the Chapel Gallery.

Painting a moving canvas

As a face painter I am used to wriggling, giggling children scrunching up their eyes and making all kinds of faces while I transform them into superheroes, butterflies or animals and I enjoy every minute of the job.
Stingers dominate competition in Saskatoon

Stingers dominate competition in Saskatoon

The Stingers soccer team dominated at both ends of the field during a tournament June 18-20 in Saskatoon. The Stingers never allowed a goal in regulation during the entire weekend and the final went down to a shoot out.

City, Northland Power reach effluent water agreement

The City of North Battleford has finally approved an agreement to provide wastewater from its treatment plant to Northland Power for its new power generation plant.

NDP unimpressed by cabinet changes

The opposition New Democrats don't believe Premier Brad Wall went far enough in the changes he made to the provincial cabinet in last week's shuffle.

Blaze in clothes dryer doused

Fire crews were on the scene at a building fire in the 1600 block of 101st Street July 2 that started in a clothes dryer. North Battleford Fire and Emergency Services responded to a single storey residence with smoke showing.

Welcome Wagon turns 80

Moving isn't always a bed of roses. Even after the boxes have been unpacked, finding services, such as the library, the right store or a perfect restaurant, can be difficult.
Turkey supper, power tools and all the fixings

Turkey supper, power tools and all the fixings

As we try to get back into routines and work off holiday excesses, my roommates and I have a little extra turkey to try and work off. We decided to make a turkey supper with all the fixings before we all went our separate ways for the holidays.

Provincial ball season is here

It is that time of year, the time of year when all the ball teams in the area wrap up their regular league play and focus on zones and provincials.

Response to severe weather continues

Efforts continue to provide relief for those affected by the wave of bad weather that hit Saskatchewan last week.