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Saskatchewan hockey player looking for a hero

Saskatchewan hockey player looking for a hero

Everyone has had the "it's a small world" experience - you know someone, who has a relative, who has a friend and they have an amazing story or need your help or you meet a friend's former teammate's sister.
Historic church celebrates 100th anniversary

Historic church celebrates 100th anniversary

A century ago brave pioneers from Oklahoma left the land they knew and were suffering in to seek out a better life on the Canadian prairies.

PNHR consolidates ambulance services

Prairie North Health Region has announced consolidation of its Cut Knife and Neilburg ambulance services at Cut Knife, and realignment of its Neilburg and Paradise Hill Laboratory and Medical Imaging (MI) services.

ATVs destroying island

Town of Battleford mayor Chris Odishaw is speaking out against ATV use on Finlayson Island. "It's getting to be a little out of control," said Odishaw. "These people have gone out there and destroyed some trails, they're destroying the island.

Nuisance abatement bylaw passes

North Battleford's hotly-debated new property maintenance and nuisance abatement bylaw - one that had been held up for weeks over concerns about its anti-graffiti provisions - was finally signed, sealed and delivered Monday.

Local father seeks liberation

Despite not getting a break from the Town of Battleford, a local family is still going ahead with a planned fundraising event. Mike and Jamie Larose are trying to raise $25,000 for a promising new treatment for Mike, who has multiple sclerosis.

Innovation collecting flood relief donations

Innovation Credit Union says it is accepting donations for the Red Cross from anyone wishing to help with the local flood relief in Saskatchewan.

Chain link fence cut during break in

During the night of June 2, a break and enter occurred at Sylvester RV Centre on 99th Street in North Battleford. The perpetrators cut a chain link fence and stole an outboard motor. June 4 at approximately 3 a.m.
Graduates get greetings from Queen

Graduates get greetings from Queen

Grade 7 graduates from Holy Family School were in for a royal treat when the lieutenant governor came to speak on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II at the school's 20th awards ceremony. Lt. Gov.

Delay in ambulance attendance will be costly

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter at the request of Manitou Fire/Rescue. It concerns the consequences to our department, and to those people we serve, of the closure of the Neilburg Ambulance Service.