Battlefords

Andrew Albers, who took a long and winding road to the MLB and debuted in 2013, will represent Team Canada at the World Baseball Classic in March.
Andrew Albers, who took a long and winding road to the MLB and debuted in 2013, will represent Team Canada at the World Baseball Classic in March. Twitter/Baseball Canada

North Battleford’s Albers set for World Baseball Classic

By Nathan Kanter
February 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Andrew Albers will never forget the day he was drafted to Major League Baseball.

Partially because he didn’t think he’d get chosen, but partially because he missed when it happened.

Karen Pedersen tends to her hive with no vale or gloves like a true bee boss. She loves living what some would call their worst nightmare.
Karen Pedersen tends to her hive with no vale or gloves like a true bee boss. She loves living what some would call their worst nightmare. supplied/Karen Pedersen

Beekeeper creating a buzz about a booming hobby

By Greg Higgins
February 21, 2017 - 3:34pm

Since reports have surfaced about the decline in bee populations, beekeeping is becoming a growing hobby. And one professional beekeeper is looking to connect and educate anyone interested in the learning the hobby in the Battlefords.

The group in charge of the snowboard cross event for the games brought in a pile of snow and turned it into a slope fitted with rails to demonstrate what it will look like.
The group in charge of the snowboard cross event for the games brought in a pile of snow and turned it into a slope fitted with rails to demonstrate what it will look like. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

‘One year to the Games’ takes over Family Day in N.B.

By Greg Higgins
February 21, 2017 - 10:08am

The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games marketing team only planned for 400 people to show up for the “One Year to the Games” event, but just two hours in organizers were scrambling to the store to buy more burgers.

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