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Six-lane pool limits opportunity

Dear Editor I decided to write this letter to voice my disappointment with the decision to keep the new swimming pool at six lanes, not the eight lanes the North Battleford swim club had proposed.
It's time for citizens to stand up to crime

It's time for citizens to stand up to crime

One of the things I am finding myself writing about too often in this column and over at the News-Optimist blog, is the crime situation in North Battleford. The crime beat is not one of my favourites.
Summer movie season hasn't been a big hit

Summer movie season hasn't been a big hit

We have made it to July, so now is as good a time as any to provide an update on what has been happening with the latest movies at the box office in North America.
Invest in shop vacs and umbrellas

Invest in shop vacs and umbrellas

Many moons ago, a friend, my wife and I were headed to Vancouver. It was our first trip there, so we were looking forward to the newness of Lotus Land. Stopping to see my aunt in Merritt, she asked if we had our umbrellas.

There's a new tree planted

Wow - what a change in weather patterns. From this coastal city where we're still waiting for more than two days of summer, I can't help but think of my prairie friends.
What a way to start the season

What a way to start the season

Oh Canada! The Roughriders celebrated the July 1 holiday with their own fireworks, coming back from a 21-point third quarter deficit to defeat the Montreal Alouettes 54-51 in double overtime in a Grey Cup rematch at Mosaic Stadium.

Observations on the G20 conference

The vandalism that occurred during the G20 conference in Toronto was appalling. My wife and I lived in Toronto for about 10 years. It's a beautiful city. I literally wept to see the wanton destruction of stores, police vehicles, and more.
The hard court season comes to an end

The hard court season comes to an end

This column is coming in a little after the fact because a backload of other sports, but better late then never.

What's the point?

So, the G-20 and the G-8 summits are over.And what did we learn?The first thing that people will remember are the protesters. They grabbed more headlines and more photo ops than the politicians, or even the fake lake.

Flooding a priority

I am writing in response to a recent article published in the June 23 edition of the Humboldt Journal regarding the provincial government's response to flooded farmland and unseeded acres.