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A wealth of entertainment opportunities

One of the themes of this week's John Cairns' News Watch is the lack of "anything to do" in the Battlefords. It's a common lament, heard not just among young people in this community.
What is the sound of one finger typing?

What is the sound of one finger typing?

When I phoned a few of my editors to say there would be no column last week due to an arm injury, I was immediately riddled with guilt.
Parents, ask your kids for a wish list

Parents, ask your kids for a wish list

It's that time of year again! Santa is making a list, and checking it twice! But how about you parents, do you have a Christmas list? Do you know what your children want for Christmas? You might be able to save yourself some time and money by asking
In dread of the bubble boy syndrome

In dread of the bubble boy syndrome

Story:I hate doctor's offices. Pretty much everyone there is sick and spreading germs. Everything you touch is likely a candidate for a level four biological lab analysis. We were at the paediatrician the other day for Spencer.
Peewee Sharks are golden hosts

Peewee Sharks are golden hosts

The Battleford Peewee Sharks can't be captured and in turn captured the championship of their home tournament on the weekend. Saturday, the Sharks led the tournament off with a convincing 6-0 win over Tisdale.
Riders say thanks to loyal fans

Riders say thanks to loyal fans

As we move closer to Christmas everyone starts to think about the good times ahead with friends and family back home over the holidays. Although they are professional athletes, believe it or not, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are no different.

Gap between middle class and weathy continues to grow

Dear Editor My hat is off to William Wardill, who wrote the commentary, "Restore balance between needs and ability to pay," in the Dec. 1 issue of the News-Optimist.
The Northwest is the land of opportunity

The Northwest is the land of opportunity

For this month's News Watch column I thought I would try to do something a little more upbeat. Among the good news stories being touted by local officials has been the strength of the overall economy.

An enjoyable evening

Bouquets and many thanks to Lisa Hornung and the community youth choir for the enjoyment you provide us all. The time, and talent of the children, their parents, Lisa, Jacque and Gary are certainly appreciated. Keep up the good work.
Shine on, Christmas light!

Shine on, Christmas light!

I'm headed for Winnipeg. Commonly referred to as "Winterpeg," it's a well-deserved title for the city that often bears the brunt of Canada's harshest winters.