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Softball players win nationals bronze

Softball players win nationals bronze

The Moose Jaw Little League girls softball district All Star Sask Team won the bronze medal at the Junior League Canadian Championships in Calgary on July 24-27.
Dutch Elm cases reported in Assiniboia

Dutch Elm cases reported in Assiniboia

The Town of Assiniboia has confirmed some recent cases of Dutch Elm disease in trees in town. The town’s tree contractor will be removing the town-owned trees beginning the week of July 24 on the 500 block of Third Avenue East.
Polka Fest attracts loyal fans to Assiniboia

Polka Fest attracts loyal fans to Assiniboia

Fans of polka music and dancing filled the auditorium of the Prince of Wales Centre in Assiniboia for the 15th annual Polka Fest on July 14-15. Over 100 people attended the event with the busiest times being the evenings.

Saskatchewan has alarming obesity rates

Hey, Saskatchewan! We’re number one in Canada … for obesity rates. It’s another inglorious statistic for Saskatchewan which also heads the country in impaired driving and HIV rates.
STARS helps save lives

STARS helps save lives

The Assiniboia and District Chamber of Commerce hosted a presentation about STARS Air Ambulance at its Lunch and Learn in June.
Museum Day held in Ogema

Museum Day held in Ogema

The Deep South Pioneer Museum in Ogema held its Museum Day on July 9. The tourist attraction is an open-air museum with 30 historical pioneer buildings as well as working art galleries and an operational community hall.
Library hosts reading events

Library hosts reading events

The Assiniboia and District Public Library played host to two literacy events aimed at children and adults on July 25-26. Calgary-based Lee and Sandy Paley held a high-energy interactive performance attended by children and their parents on July 25.
Extreme heat means short supply of hay crops

Extreme heat means short supply of hay crops

Haying continues in the province and livestock producers now have 74 per cent of the hay crop baled or put into silage, reported Saskatchewan Agriculture for the crop week of July 18 to 24. An additional 14 per cent is cut and ready for baling.
Prices up at Mankota mid-summer cattle sales

Prices up at Mankota mid-summer cattle sales

The Mankota Stockmen’s Weigh Co. held an all class sale on July 21. There were 757 head sold.
CAP’s risk management changes benefit to producers

CAP’s risk management changes benefit to producers

The newly-signed Canadian Agricultural Partnership sets out the framework for business risk management stated Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart.