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Train derailment cleaned up near Halbrite_0

Train derailment cleaned up near Halbrite

Cranes and power shovels from several Weyburn and area contractors worked on cleaning up a derailment of some 25 rail cars on Wednesday morning near Halbrite. The derailment ...

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Emergency crews respond to truck collision with wheat sculpture

Weyburn police, fire and EMS responded to the scene of a collision at noon on Wednesday, in which a black pickup truck came through the intersection of Government Road and ...

In pictures: an epic battle between a pod of orcas and a sea lion just off Bowen Island_1

In pictures: an epic battle between a pod of orcas and a sea lion just off Bowen ...

Residents on the south shore of Bowen Island and a few nearby fishing boats were treated to a rare show Tuesday evening. Haig Farris sent in these photos of a two-hour ...

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Shutting Down

Empty parking lots and businesses attest to the widespread closure of all sorts of operations around the Battlefords. These photos depict empty fast food outlets and closed ...

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Masterpieces by Jack Frost

Jack Frost left his delicate touch on the Northwest landscape this week.

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Bridging Winter

City of North Battleford Leisure Services hosted an inflatable obstacle course at NationsWest Field House Sunday afternoon. In addition to the inflatable fun, participants ...

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49th Annual Kinsmen Indoor Rodeo

The 49th Annual Kinsmen Indoor Rodeo took place over the weekend and photographer Averil Hall was there to capture the action. * Please note these photos carry the ...

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All For One & One for All

All for One & One for All was the motto for this year’s Battlefords Canskate showcase. A large audience attended the afternoon event Sunday. Raffle prizes could be seen in ...

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Skate Battlefords hosts Stars on Ice

Tuesday, March 12, Skate Battlefords hosted the 2019 Saskatchewan Stars on Ice Road Show highlighting young talent from across the province and performances from local ...

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Adult and Teen Lego

Photographer Averil Hall stopped in at the North Battleford Library's adult and teen Lego night Monday. Who doesn't love to play with Lego?

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Wintertainment: Family Game Day

Day two of Wintertainment Week, put on by the City of North Battleford Leisure Services, featured Family Game Day at the NationsWest Field House. There were board games and ...

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Wintertainment Kicks Off

The City of North Battleford Leisure Services' Wintertainment Week kicked off at the Battlefords River Valley Visitor Centre Sunday, Feb, 17, with horse drawn sleigh rides, a...

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Mardi Gras Magic

Each year, Battlefords Trade and Education Centre holds a sold out Mardi Gras party as a fundraiser, where colourful costumes and fun to be had are the staples. half the ...

Robbie Burns Supper and Ceilidh 2019_0

Robbie Burns Supper and Ceilidh 2019

Robbie Burns Supper and Ceilidh 2019 was presented by the Battlefords Highland Dance Association Saturday evening, Jan. 26. Guest pipers were the Prince Albert Highlanders ...

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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