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The hard court season comes to an end

The hard court season comes to an end

This column is coming in a little after the fact because a backload of other sports, but better late then never.
Ladies' fastball league playoffs underway

Ladies' fastball league playoffs underway

All seven teams in the Battlefords and District Ladies' Fastball League were in action Monday night at the Flats as the league playoffs began.
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.