Wednesday April 23, 2014




Opinion

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Voter apathy … just pure laziness?

The voters have spoken, well at least a few of them did. A byelection was held Wednesday in North Battleford, but a vast majority of those eligible to cast a ballot didn’t bother. A spunky newcomer to the local political scene, Kelli Saemann,...

Editorial

Earth Day — time to embrace a new garbage system

Wednesday is Earth Day. It’s not a stat holiday, so it traditionally gets little notice in...

This and that

We all impatiently await its arrival, but we have to admit spring is not an attractive season in...

Post Office foiled scammers

Myrtle Laird sends a big bouquet out to the North Battleford post office for saving her $4,000. She ...

Farmers’ privilege is hollowed out in Bill C-18

Farmers have been selecting, harvesting, cleaning, storing, replanting and sharing seeds with each...

Talking trash

There’s a letter this week protesting the City of North Battleford’s decision to change garbage...

‘Tis the season for sharing the Battlefords Publishing Super Virus

As I dealt with email Friday morning this heading on a Government of Saskatchewan press release...




Columnists

It’s spring, but sometimes winter comes back

One of the rites of spring is that sometimes winter comes back. Welcome to a brief (I hope) return...

A new era in transportation?

The United Nations, rejecting the tiresome politicking that originates mostly in the United States, ...

Dangers in the garden

Gardening, like any other outdoor physical activity, can lead to injury if you’re not careful. Here ...

It can't be said more clearly

I guess it's part of my nature but I love to play with nouns, verbs of all conjugations and...

Should technology be used as a babysitter?

Last time I indicated that electronics, particularly video games, smartphones, and TV watching, can ...

Don’t get your hopes up – then you cannot be disappointed

Ed, my neighbour next door, had to rub it in. “You should never expect much. You get all excited...




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