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Library a fun place to be

Libraries are supposed to be quiet, just not too quiet, but they can in fact be fun places to be. The Maidstone Library held their annual meeting in February with board members and a guest from headquarters in North Battleford.

Property damage piles up

Property damage has been piling up over the past few days, but there have been reports of injuries. Sunday at about 4:15 a.m. a truck collided with a light pole.

Permits up, values down to start 2011

Building permits in 2011 aren't off to quite the torrid pace seen in 2010, just yet. In January, eight permits were issued for a total of $1,774,000, compared to six issued for $7,686,000 in January 2010.
Tait to carry federal NDP banner in Battlefords-Lloydminster

Tait to carry federal NDP banner in Battlefords-Lloydminster

It's still up in the air whether we will have a spring federal election, but the NDP in the area have their candidate ready, just in case.

Just call him Liam

Meaning will, desire, helmet and protector, the name Liam jumped to the number one spot for popular baby boy names in Saskatchewan in 2010, with 89 Liams coming home from the hospital.

Bylaw coming on false alarms

A new false alarm bylaw is in the works for North Battleford. City council saw a draft of the proposed new bylaw for the first time at Monday night's council meeting.

Brett Wilson leaving Dragons' Den

Battlefords-area fans of CBC's Dragons' Den will not be happy to hear that local boy-turned-Dragon, W. Brett Wilson, will be leaving the Den.
Budding scientists compete

Budding scientists compete

From the classic volcano to creeping mold, École Père Mercure had an eruption of science projects last week, with students preparing for provincial competition.

Money transfer services can be fraudulent

The Commercial Crime and Fraud Sections with the Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission and RCMP "F " Division have joined forces to promote March as Fraud Awareness Month to Saskatchewan residents
ESL classes attracting more and more immigrants

ESL classes attracting more and more immigrants

It's something this region didn't have just a few years ago, but the kind of thing that's serving a real need.