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Moon watchers treated to Nov. 18 eclipse

Baljennie News: WDM prepares to Light Up the Village
Deer White-Tailed
White-tailed deer season is open in the area. Hunters are reminded to pay heed to posted property and to always obtain landowner permission to hunt.
BALJENNIE ‑ Battleford West Place celebrated a sixth anniversary Nov. 1. The families of the building shared a supper in the common room to celebrate. Later in the month the ladies held a get together in the common room.

Hunting season opened Nov. 15 for white-tailed deer. There seems to be a lot of deer in our area. Just watch out for land that is posted against hunting and trespassing. Farmers' livestock is still out in the fields and bush. Good hunting to all those sportsmen out and about. Back roads are still open as there has not been much snow, yet.

Moon watchers got a good display in the early morning hours of Nov. 18. There was a partial eclipse of the full moon that lasted two and half hours. For those with clear skies it was seen all over North America. The November moon is called the frost or beaver moon and there will be a long wait to see another like it.

Western Development Museum workers are preparing to Light Up the Village for the Christmas season. New lights have been added. Some local businesses have contributed. It opens Dec. 1 and runs to Jan. 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 per car and $40 for buses or larger groups. Season passes are available. Anyone wanting to see a good display of Christmas lights should be sure to drive through.

Massive land slides in mountain passes are causing devastation in British Columbia after heavy rain storms. The prairies are being affected because a number of rail lines are washed out or damaged. No prairie products can be shipped out to other countries. Damaged highways are restricting traffic in and out of Vancouver. Construction crews are busy making dikes and to get things reopened. Many people have lost homes or suffered damage beyond repair. It has also hurt farmers' crops and livestock.

The Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation is hosting their 26th Festival of Trees Nov. 24 to Dec. 8 at different locations in the Battlefords. There will be decorated trees and other items to bid on and other activities to enjoy.

Christmas is just a month away and the stores are going all out to decorate, as well as many homes throughout the community. A twinkle tour is on again, so get your street list so you will be able to tour all the lit up places.

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