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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.

Santa Claus could be coming to downtown

Christmas came early for North Battleford councillors looking for an idea to revitalize the downtown area during the holiday season. At their June 28 regular meeting, councillors heard from Sheri Woolridge of the Boys and Girls Club.
Fort Pitt improvements unveiled July 10

Fort Pitt improvements unveiled July 10

Fort Pitt Provincial Historic Park has recently undergone major improvements by Saskatchewan's Ministry of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport.

Robert McLane set to head to Hall of Fame

Baseball and farming was the way of life for many in Saskatchewan in the 1960s and one of the best at balancing the farm and ball diamond was Robert McLane. McLane was born and raised in Liberty, and farmed in the district all his life.
Historic battle comes alive

Historic battle comes alive

More than 200 people came out to watch the re-enactment of the Battle of Cut Knife at Poundmaker First Nation on the battle's 125th anniversary Friday.
What a way to start the season

What a way to start the season

Oh Canada! The Roughriders celebrated the July 1 holiday with their own fireworks, coming back from a 21-point third quarter deficit to defeat the Montreal Alouettes 54-51 in double overtime in a Grey Cup rematch at Mosaic Stadium.