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Santa Day! Everybody wins!_6

Santa Day! Everybody wins!

Photographer Averil Hall headed to downtown North Battleford Saturday where she found Santa, the North Stars and more. Here are some of her photos of the fun for big and ...

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Beauty of the Northwest

Photographer Louise Lundberg shows us her favourite scenes from early December, late November around her neck of the woods.

Gorgeous hoar frost alters the mundane into spectacular!_3

Gorgeous hoar frost alters the mundane into spectacular!

Photographer Louise Lundberg shares her collection of hoar frost photos.

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Festival of Trees 2018

Sunday was Family Day at the Festival of Trees at the Western Development Museum in North Battleford. Freelance photographer Averil Hall has provided the News-Optimist with ...

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Veterans' Week

Flags were raised at North Battleford City Hall and Battleford Town Hall this week to commemorate Veterans' week in the lead up to Sunday's Remembrance Day services.

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Hootenanny for Hooters

It was a big weekend for fundraising events in the Battlefords. Saturday night was the “Hootenanny for Hooters” event hosted by the Battlefords Union Hospital Medical Imaging...

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Setting the Scene for Christmas

It’s another reminder that Christmas is just around the corner. The Battlefords Ag Society hosted the Mistletoe Gift and Craft Sale on Saturday. The event featured food, ...

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Halloween at the Library

North Battleford hosted ghosts, goblins, super heroes and princesses Saturday. The event featured story time, activities and a Halloween parade through the library.

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Another Week of Mild Weather

Mother Nature continued to bless the Northwest with warm, dry conditions, bringing out some wildlife to enjoy and living skies to record.

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Early Christmas Wish List

Vendors taking part in the Early Christmas Wish List Tradeshow and Craft Sale Friday and Saturday came from Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Meflort, Radisson, Flin Flon, Man. and ...

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A Scary Night at the Casino

Gold Eagle Casino’s Halloween costume contest Friday drew a host of ghouls, ghosts and other characters. Winners in the various categories were (in order of first, second, ...

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Halloween at the WDM

WDM hosted a pumpkin carving class Friday and a well-attended Halloween masquerade Saturday that had something for the whole family to enjoy. Children bought tokens that ...

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A Reprieve From Winter

Mother Nature backed off on her "it's time for winter" stance and gave the Northwest a long stretch of Indian Summer, allowing farmers to complete the harvest. A harvest moon...

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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.

Dec. 10, 2018 POLL

Mandatory alcohol screening coming in Dec. 18 will authorize law enforcement to demand a breath sample at the roadside from any driver that has been lawfully stopped. What do you think?

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