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Duperron case to return to court Sept.9

The man who entered guilty pleas in connection to a February ATM stabbing incident at the Royal Bank will be back in court Sept. 9. Michael John Duperron had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and breach of a long term offender order.
Arm wrestling the wind

Arm wrestling the wind

I've been wishing for the call for a couple of years. I wasn't waiting by the phone, but every summer I hoped to get a chance to go on a real canoe trip.
Lloyd takes mosquito AA title in NB

Lloyd takes mosquito AA title in NB

North Battleford was the place to be for baseball action on the weekend as the provincial Mosquito AA title was decided.
Riders listen to head coach

Riders listen to head coach

When Kenny speaks, the Riders listen. The Roughriders were fumbling around on Saturday and looked listless as they trailed the Edmonton Eskimos 14-10 at halftime of their Week 3 game at Mosaic Stadium.

Tire slashing suspect in court

One of those accused of participating in a massive tire-slashing vandalism spree that hit North Battleford in June was in court facing multiple charges this week.

Third guilty plea in 98th Street home invasion

A third person has entered a guilty plea in connection to the violent Jan. 27 home invasion on the 1500 block of 98th Street. Dwayne Katcheech was in North Battleford Provincial Court Wednesday, July 14, where he entered a guilty plea to robbery.

Huck Hugh heads to hall of fame

Hugh Huck was the youngest of six brothers, all of whom left a legacy in Saskatchewan sports. Huck's legacy will be honoured in August as he is inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Huck was born in Vibank Oct.

When your gumption is gone - just keep doing what you need to do

Ed, my neighbor next door, says he may as well go travelling to Ottawa as go out to his farm this summer. He said this when he heard we were leaving for Ottawa. He feels I should not leave until I get the exterior of my house painted.
Sakicawasihk 2010 Contest Powwow

Sakicawasihk 2010 Contest Powwow

The 2010 Sakicawasihk Powwow was full of colourful talent from across Canada at the Civic Centre, in North Battleford this week. There were dancers from young to old who competed in many different categories.

Queen's robbery co-accused pleads guilty

A co-accused in the Jan. 21 Queen's Hotel robbery in Battleford has entered a guilty plea to robbery. Dustin Night appeared by video link from custody in Saskatoon. His matter was heard in North Battleford Provincial Court before Judge J.B.J.