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Solar eclipse visible in the eastern hemisphere

January begins with the moon as a daytime object, rising just before the sun at about 7:30 a.m. and crossing the sky before it sets at 1:30 p.m. It's just a thin crescent and difficult to see. New moon occurs Jan. 4, and full moon is Jan. 19.

Trash talk misses the mark

City council was once more talking trash at a recent meeting, as the merits of a city wide conversion to roll out bins for garbage collection was debated.

NDP leader ignores the facts

Dear Editor Given the NDP track record on agriculture, healthcare and the economy in Saskatchewan, NDP Leader Dwain Lingenfelter's remarks in the Dec. 15 issue of the Battlefords News-Optimist are hypocritical and ignore the facts.
Ten years of sports in one column

Ten years of sports in one column

Some things never change and yet every time a reader grabs a newspaper there is a new champion being crowned or another aging superstar hanging up their jock straps or sports bras.

Hollywood just can't make a good TV cartoon movie

I have to say - after looking at what was on offer this weekend at theaters, I am so glad I got out of the business of covering movie box-office results. The movies that rolled out just weren't up to my smarter-than-average intelligence.

Twinkle tour lights up lives

Special thanks from River Heights Lodge residents and staff to Jim, Murray, Kevin and Al with North Battleford Handi-bus for giving us such a great experience on our "twinkle tour" of the Battlefords.

Safe travels the most precious gift of all

Sometimes I feel like my car is my second home and at this time of year we find ourselves criss-crossing the province to attend family dinners and events.

Synergy board must provide more information

Dear Editor At the Synergy Credit Union annual meeting, the board of directors announced they had been approached by Conexus Credit Union and Innovation Credit Union with a proposal to amalgamate.
Give yourself the gift of rest

Give yourself the gift of rest

Sleep. Who has time for it? Right? Have you ever really considered the importance of sleep? At this hectic time of year many people have a hard time keeping things regular.
Too late for pipeline to make an impact

Too late for pipeline to make an impact

About 10 years ago or so, I was told I'd probably have my mortgage paid off in the next few years.