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Beavers suffer second loss

Half the games scheduled for Tuesday night were played while two were postponed due to rain. In Meadow Lake the White Sox improved to 6-1 with a convincing 13-4 win over the North Battleford Beavers.

Fences are cheap; wars, not so much

Story:The massive billion dollars or so being spend on security for the G8/G20 summit this week, has many asking some hard questions.
Ladies Soccer Score

Ladies Soccer Score

In Battlefords Senior Ladies' Soccer League action Wednesday night, Sweetgrass Chicks with Kicks beat Saulteaux 7-0 at the North Battleford City Track.
North Stars sign three forwards

North Stars sign three forwards

Hockey may not be on the minds of most in the Battlefords, but Battlefords North Stars head coach and GM Ken Pearson never seems to take a break.

Get behind downtown revitalization initiative

It appears city council isn't letting its latest foray into downtown revitalization languish. The formation of a Downtown Working Group is one concrete sign council is taking serious recommendations made by Christopher Doll.
A tale of two preschools

A tale of two preschools

As one preschool closes its doors, another gets set to launch. Parents showed up at Ecole Monseigneur Blaise Morand School June 8 to ask questions about the new preschool, register their children and attend the first annual general meeting.
Movie Gallery closing a sign of times

Movie Gallery closing a sign of times

As many movie fans in the area know by now, Movie Gallery is closing up shop in North Battleford. It's part of a nationwide bankruptcy liquidation of 131 stores across Canada.

City applies for debt limit extension

The City of North Battleford is applying to the Saskatchewan Municipal Board for an extension to its debt limit, from $31 to $45 million. The city voted to make the application to the municipal board at their regular June 14 council meeting.

City urged to develop downtown revitalization strategy

Figuring out some possible ways to revive North Battleford's downtown was on the top of the agenda at North Battleford council June 14.

Study aims to improve women's health

Data from a three-year research project was presented at a gala at the North Battleford Western Development Museum in early June.