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Ladies' League Standings

Ladies' League Standings

The final results and stats haven't all been submitted yet, but the Battlefords and District Ladies' Fastball League standings should look similar to this once the playoffs start Monday.
Four-legged horsepower still the way to go

Four-legged horsepower still the way to go

In one horse open sleigh. That's almost how I spent Saturday afternoon. I actually spent it riding on a two-horse open wagon while taking part in the North West Horses in Harness Cutter Rally.
Poor prognosis for Spiritwood Hospital

Poor prognosis for Spiritwood Hospital

Over 500 concerned Spiritwood residents showed up to hear the fate of their hospital at a public meeting Wednesday.

Are you in your right mind?

"Why would you try to paint the exterior of your house when we are into a season of never ending rain?" asked Ed, my neighbour next door. "I'm an incurable optimist," I answered. "More like you're not in your right mind," snapped Ed.

Building permits, licenses continue to flourish

The building boom continues in North Battleford, with building permits through May still outpacing last year's numbers. Through May 2010, a total of 67 building permits have been issued for $29,153,500.
Royal designation something to celebrate

Royal designation something to celebrate

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised my daughter would want to be a princess. We did name her Jazmine and in popular, Disneyfied culture it is a regal name.

Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum set to induct Battlefords ball player

Dozens of Saskatchewan's best baseball players have been inducted into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum over the years and this summer the late Bennie Griggs will get his chance.

Houk wants action on youth crime

Councillor Trent Houk is continuing to call for more action against youth crime in the wake of the vandalism spree across the city two weekends ago.

Eight months jail for Wilson in fake robbery

A woman who had admitted her role in staging an elaborate "faked" robbery is going to jail. Carla Wilson, 21, was sentenced to eight months in custody by Judge David Kaiser in provincial court Monday, June 21 in North Battleford.

Handcraft Festival biggest in decade

Residents and visitors to the Battlefords will have the opportunity to view and purchase great fine craft from July 16 to 18. Thirty-seven craft artists will be exhibiting at the Saskatchewan Handcraft Festival held at Alex Dillabough Centre.