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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.

Fort Pitt revitalization gives context to ghostly images

The Trails of 1885 has been a recurring theme of summer events in the Northwest this summer, as the 125th anniversary of what is now known as the Northwest Resistance of 1885 is commemorated.

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.