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Discards are toxic

One North Battleford family, victims of the July 22 flash flood, are raising concerns about looting of the dumpsters designated for possessions and materials discarded in the cleanup operations.
Semi final series going the distance

Semi final series going the distance

After the Wilkie Brewers won in Wilkie Wednesday, they were back in action Monday and this time the Lloydminster Junior Redhawks got some redemption.

From California to the Sask. Baseball HoF

Ned Andreoni was born in Fresno, Calif. and once he moved to Moose Jaw in the summer of 1967 from Fresno State University his Saskatchewan baseball career took off. Andreoni played for the Moose Jaw Regals of the Southern Baseball League.

Man dead after head-on collision

July 30 at approximately 10:40 a.m. Spiritwood Detachment Members responded to a head-on collision on Highway 3, 7km east of Spiritwood.

Ride for BUH Foundation

From noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 11, Crown Cab will be offering a free cab ride, within the Battlefords limits, to any passenger who donates $10 or more to the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation.

Vipers win first game at Westerns

The Northwest Vipers, played their first game in the Junior B Western Canadian Championships Thursday and pulled out a 8-5. The Vipers scored three runs in the first and five in the fifth to secure the win. They also stranded eight base runners.

Then there were three

"911, what's your emergency?" Although we all know what number to call in the event of an emergency, very few know what happens on the other end of the line.
Saskatchewan's naval history

Saskatchewan's naval history

There is pride in Moira Gautron's voice when she says her son is in the Canadian Navy. She also has a son who is a major in the air force. "I'm really proud of the fact that they're both involved in the Canadian Forces," she said.
Hospital needs more private space

Hospital needs more private space

August 3, 1945, a newspaper proclaimed the Saskatchewan Hospital to be one of the leading psychiatric facilities in North America. The article pointed out only one shortfall: overcrowding.
Unity hosts Western Canadian Softball Championships

Unity hosts Western Canadian Softball Championships

While many were at the lake enjoy the August Long Weekend, Unity hosted the 2010 Western Canadian Midget B Girls' and Boys' Softball Championships.