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Cochin Days Create a Buzz_1

Cochin Days Create a Buzz

Jackfish Lake was abuzz with activity from Aug. 10 to 12 during Cochin Days. The annual event saw a variety of recreational activities and displays throughout the resort ...

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Everyone Loves a Parade

It was hot evening Friday, but the weather didn’t deter the crowds of people who turned up to watch a parade wind its way down 22nd Street in Battleford. The parade included ...

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World Cup of Bowling

Minds in the Gutter, Battlefords Publishing’s bowling team, competed in the finals of the World Cup of Bowling at Gutter’s Bowling in North Battleford Wednesday. The ...

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A Ride on the Wild Side

The North Battleford Civic Centre was packed Wednesday night for the fourth annual Gold Eagle Casino PBR Classic. Well rested from their most recent contest in Manor July 21,...

Prairie Mid-summer Images_0

Prairie Mid-summer Images

Photos by Louise Lundberg

Summer Scenes on the Prairies, 2018_0

Summer Scenes on the Prairies, 2018

Photos by Louise Lundberg

Canada Day in and Around the Battlefords_0

Canada Day in and Around the Battlefords

Canada Day activities took place at Fort Battleford, Battlefords Provincial Park and King Hill. Photos by Averial Hall

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Meota goes all out for Canada Day

Meota enthusiastically pulled out the stops for Canada Day. A decorated bike parade was delayed by the rain, but went ahead at 3 p.m. Participants of all ages took part and ...

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Indigenous Day at Fort Battleford

Recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day continued Thursday afternoon at Fort Battleford. A number of chiefs and representatives from the surrounding area, including ...

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National Indigenous People’s Day

A Treaty 6 flag raising coincided with the National Indigenous People’s Day celebrations downtown organized by the Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre. People of all ages and...

Celebrating Treaty 6_0

Celebrating Treaty 6

The Dekker Centre and at Rotary Plaza were the sites for North Battleford Urban Treaty Day Wednesday, hosted by Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs. A major highlight was the ...

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As June Wanes the Landscape Gleams

Photos by Louise Lundberg

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Reflections of Africa

Art was on display June 15 at the North Battleford Lions Club. On exhibit were canvasses art students created during a 10-week multimedia course at Ezit's Art. Led by Ezit ...

Magician marvels Connaught_0

Magician marvels Connaught

Magician Steve Harmer thrilled Connaught School last week as he brought his magic show to the school's gym. Harmer asked many students to participate, and he gave away magic ...

Getting to Know the Neighbours_0

Getting to Know the Neighbours

There might have been tornado warnings and golf-ball sized hail elsewhere in Saskatchewan, but conditions were warm and sunny in Kinsmen Park as North Battleford held the ...

The Show Must Go On_0

The Show Must Go On

Picnic on the Plaza, scheduled for Rotary Plaza, had to be moved inside the Field House Saturday due to the weather conditions outdoors. Still, there was no shortage of hot ...

A Class Act_0

A Class Act

Classic cars dotted the lot at the Territorial Place Mall Saturday as the Battlefords Vintage Auto Club held their annual show and shine. The vintage vehicles included some ...

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A Taste of Culture

Taste of Culture, hosted at the WDM Thursday, Friday and Saturday, served up delicious ethnic food and lively entertainment. The food court offered up a wide array of ...

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Teddy Bear Clinic

The rain didn’t stop organizers of the Teddy Bear Clinic Friday. The event, hosted by the Battlefords Early Childhood Intervention Program, moved inside the North ...

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