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First Shift

Eager young Battlefords and area hockey players and their families participated in the Canadian Tire First Shift event at Don Ross Centre Thursday evening. The program is a ...

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Show Us Your Battlefords

Danielle Clark and William Petryk have answered the call to "Show Us Your Battlefords" with photos of children, pets, festivals and nature.

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Sharing Culture

In an effort to build a positive relationship with the area’s First Nation communities, Grade 8 students at John Paul II Collegiate recently went on a tour to Sweetgrass ...

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Fire Prevention Week 2018

This past week was Fire Prevention Week in the city of North Battleford. North Battleford Fire Department staged several informational events to educate people on how to ...

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Guns, Toys, Collectibles and More

The North Battleford Lions hosted their annual Guns and Collectables Show and Sale at the North Battleford Agriplex Sept. 29 and 30, drawing a large number of enthusiastic ...

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Show Us Your Battlefords

Readers are invited to share their photos of the positive aspects of the Battlefords community. Email them to newsoptimist.editor@sasktel.net.

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Stopping to Visit and Just Passing Through

The deer stopped to browse during their visit to our Mervin area yard, but the moose and her calf were just passing through.

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A Night at the Drive-In

The City of North Battleford hosted another successful Send Off to Summer Movie event. Sponsors to the event were the Magic Lantern Theatres and Rivers West. Many families ...

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All Ears

Jane Shury and her volunteers put on another successful dinner fundraiser Friday at the Battleford Legion. People of all ages attended. The money raised went to the ...

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Pride Week 2018

Photos by Averil Hall show the 2018 Pride Parade in North Battleford and accompanying events celebrating diversity in gender and sexuaity.

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Territorial Days By Night

Fireworks lit up the sky Friday to mark the conclusion of Territorial Days 2018. Photos by Averil Hall

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Territorial Days A Smashing Good Time

The grandstand at Northwest Territorial Days was busy this year as always this time of year. A number of events took place there, including chuck wagon and chariot racing, ...

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

And your nose and your clothes. Residents of the Battlefords and area are hoping the pall of British Columbia wildfire smoke moves on soon. Where are our legendary Prairie ...

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Territorial Days Parade 2018

The Northwest Territorial Days Parade marched down 100th Street Tuesday, kicking off the annual exhibition. There was a wide array of floats and displays, including several ...

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Those Were the Days

Those Were the Days dominated the Western Development Museum Saturday and Sunday. It was an active weekend at the location as those in attendance were taken back in time to ...

Oct. 15, 2018 POLL

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