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North Battleford Beavers fall to seventh place

North Battleford Beavers fall to seventh place

The North Battleford Beavers sit just two games over .500 after losing their fourth game in the last five meetings.

Following hockey in July

Although we are in the midst of the Major League Baseball season and have watched perhaps the most exciting CFL game to kick off the season a week ago, still the NHL is grabbing the main headlines in the sports world.

Six-lane pool limits opportunity

Dear Editor I decided to write this letter to voice my disappointment with the decision to keep the new swimming pool at six lanes, not the eight lanes the North Battleford swim club had proposed.

Funding policy adopted by city for CU Plex

Anyone remember Enron Field? The corporation that held the naming rights to the stadium that housed the Houston Astros baseball team eventually had to withdraw its name from a 30-year stadium naming rights deal, as the company plunged into bankruptcy
It's time for citizens to stand up to crime

It's time for citizens to stand up to crime

One of the things I am finding myself writing about too often in this column and over at the News-Optimist blog, is the crime situation in North Battleford. The crime beat is not one of my favourites.
Summer movie season hasn't been a big hit

Summer movie season hasn't been a big hit

We have made it to July, so now is as good a time as any to provide an update on what has been happening with the latest movies at the box office in North America.
Self-guided tour offers a creative smorgasbord

Self-guided tour offers a creative smorgasbord

The12-40 and Beyond tour group will host their eighth annual tour Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25. Pre -tour positive response from various communities points to a larger than usual turn out for the tour weekend.
Sowing seeds of promise

Sowing seeds of promise

A small seed can yield big things, and not just pumpkins, beets or carrots, but friendship, community, health and even the sharing of traditions.
Invest in shop vacs and umbrellas

Invest in shop vacs and umbrellas

Many moons ago, a friend, my wife and I were headed to Vancouver. It was our first trip there, so we were looking forward to the newness of Lotus Land. Stopping to see my aunt in Merritt, she asked if we had our umbrellas.

There's a new tree planted

Wow - what a change in weather patterns. From this coastal city where we're still waiting for more than two days of summer, I can't help but think of my prairie friends.