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Hundreds of hungry attendees wait in line to dish up a plate of fish, moose and deer meat, along with other food at last year's annual Smoker. The event now known as the Wild Side of Summer Sports and Leisure Show will now be held over two days June 23-24 at the Agrivilla and Agriplex in North Battleford.
Hundreds of hungry attendees wait in line to dish up a plate of fish, moose and deer meat, along with other food at last year's annual Smoker. The event now known as the Wild Side of Summer Sports and Leisure Show will now be held over two days June 23-24 at the Agrivilla and Agriplex in North Battleford. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

New name, new look for annual Smoker

By Roger White
April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

Those who have enjoyed the Battlefords Wildlife Federation (BWF) annual Smoker for the past 72 years will notice some dramatic changes to this year’s event.

Former North Battleford resident Karson Evanovich, who now resides in Nipawin, was among the many who was on hand to comfort the families of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.
Former North Battleford resident Karson Evanovich, who now resides in Nipawin, was among the many who was on hand to comfort the families of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Former Battleford resident provided comfort during Humboldt tragedy aftermath

By Roger White
April 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

When Karson, Ryane and baby Jasper Evanovich moved to Nipawin from North Battleford in March to begin their new lives with the Nipawin Apostolic Church, it was both exciting and scary for the young couple.

Anita Silvernagle (left) and the rest of Team Anderson after capturing the 2018 Canadian Senior Women's Curling Championships in Ontario. The Anderson rink will head to Sweden Tuesday to compete at the World Championships which begin on Saturday.
Anita Silvernagle (left) and the rest of Team Anderson after capturing the 2018 Canadian Senior Women's Curling Championships in Ontario. The Anderson rink will head to Sweden Tuesday to compete at the World Championships which begin on Saturday. submitted photo/CurlSASK

Biggar's Silvernagle ready for World Senior Women's Curling Championships

By Roger White
April 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

To say it has been an exciting curling season for the Silvernagle family would certainly be an understatement.

Actor Jim Walls (seated) and Lynda Lyon-Walls on stage rehearsing their adaptation of Michel Tremblay's For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again.
Actor Jim Walls (seated) and Lynda Lyon-Walls on stage rehearsing their adaptation of Michel Tremblay's For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. submitted photo/Battleford Community Players

Battlefords Community Players win multiple awards at Theatrefest 2018

By Roger White
April 13, 2018 - 12:00pm

It was another memorable performance for the Battlefords Community Players (BCP).

The local theatre troupe, who have thrilled audiences with live theatrical entertainment for over 65 years, were the big winners at the 86th Annual Theatrefest 2018 held in Weyburn from April 1-8.

Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys bring their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time country, folk, rockabilly, Celtic and swing to the Dekker Centre Sunday night at 8 p.m.
Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys bring their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time country, folk, rockabilly, Celtic and swing to the Dekker Centre Sunday night at 8 p.m. submitted photo/gordiemackeeman.com

Award-winning performers coming to Dekker Centre

By Roger White
April 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

They have been called the Maritime’s “best kept secret” however Moe McGuinty is about to let the secret out onto the stage of the Dekker Centre this Sunday night at 8 p.m. as Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys get set to perform.

Wilkie resident Helen Urlacher displays a "Broncos Strong" sign ahead of this Friday night's vigil, being held in the community to show solidarity with Humboldt.
Wilkie resident Helen Urlacher displays a "Broncos Strong" sign ahead of this Friday night's vigil, being held in the community to show solidarity with Humboldt. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Wilkie to host vigil for Humboldt

By Roger White
April 12, 2018 - 10:00am

Like many communities around the nation, the Town of Wilkie will soon be showing their support for the City of Humboldt, which is still reeling from the tragic bus accident that claimed the lives of 16 members of their Junior A Broncos organization last Friday.

A local member of the provincial NDP executive doesn't feel yesterday's budget goes far enough to address key issues facing the province.
A local member of the provincial NDP executive doesn't feel yesterday's budget goes far enough to address key issues facing the province. File photo/CKOM News Staff

Budget falls short of addressing province's issues: Feist

By Roger White
April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

While reaction to yesterday’s provincial budget has been mixed, a local member of the provincial NDP executive feels the budget fell far short of addressing many issues the province is facing.

SJHL President Bill Chow speaking at a press conference in Humboldt April 7.
SJHL President Bill Chow speaking at a press conference in Humboldt April 7. Taylor MacPherson/paNOW Staff

SJHL to decide future of playoffs

By Roger White
April 11, 2018 - 10:00am

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has a conference call planned today to determine how they will proceed with the remainder of this year's playoffs. The SJHL playoffs were postponed after the tragic accident involving the Humboldt Broncos Friday.

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