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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.

Heart rate monitors boost exercise efficiency

If you have ever been in one of my boot camp classes, you have probably completed the dreaded treadmill test. This means that you have worn a heart rate monitor. If you haven't, you might wonder what is a heart rate monitor and what it does.
Ladies' Fastball League MVPs

Ladies' Fastball League MVPs

The Battlefords and District Ladies' Fastball League MVPs were honoured Monday night between playoff games at the Flats. It was mostly pitchers receiving the league honours, but a few position players also made the cut.

Moon begins month on the wane

This month opens with the moon in its waning gibbous state, meaning it is reducing in illuminated size and the lit portion has a "humped" or "bulging outward" shape. The moon is also at apogee, 405,036 kilometres.
Free agent season should have Russians on the move

Free agent season should have Russians on the move

Happy Birthday Canada, Go Riders Go and let the bidding wars begin. July 1, could be one of the most exciting days in Canada for the entire year, for sports enthusiasts like myself in any case.

No need to axe healthy tree

Dear Editor First, I must commend the designers of the Innovation Credit Union branches in North Battleford and Battleford on the foresight of incorporating trees and shrubs into their landscapes.

Company's coming to little ol' Sask.

Holy Dyna, honey! Better clean up the place to make room, looks like we're getting company.
Protestors anger drivers

Protestors anger drivers

"Why don't you try getting a job?" "Yeah! Hear our voices!" "This is bull*@%*!" "Good for you!" These are just some of the words flung by passing motorists when traffic on the northbound Battleford bridge was reduced to one lane by protestors June 24

Blockade headache

The June 24 blockade of the highway running between Battleford and North Battleford, had motorists uttering a loud chorus of coarse words. Blockades have that effect on people.