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Saskatchewan’s Michelle Englot, who is now curling out of Winnipeg, stayed perfect with a 6-5 win on Thursday morning. She will face off against Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni with a playoff spot on the line at 3 p.m.
Saskatchewan’s Michelle Englot, who is now curling out of Winnipeg, stayed perfect with a 6-5 win on Thursday morning. She will face off against Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni with a playoff spot on the line at 3 p.m. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Englot steals win in last end to improve to 2-0

By Nathan Kanter
January 5, 2017 - 11:07am

Michelle Englot, the skip for team Englot who is originally from Saskatchewan, got her Winnipeg-based rink a huge 6-5 win over team Meilleur on Thursday morning to improve to 2-0 at the Canadian Meridian Open.

Sault Ste. Marie’s Brad Jacobs defeated Newfoundland’s Brad Gushue 5-4 on Wednesday evening at the Meridian Canadian Open to improve to 2-0.
Sault Ste. Marie’s Brad Jacobs defeated Newfoundland’s Brad Gushue 5-4 on Wednesday evening at the Meridian Canadian Open to improve to 2-0. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Team Jacobs tops Team Gushue in tight battle

By Nathan Kanter
January 4, 2017 - 10:13pm Updated: January 4, 2017 - 11:09pm

Brad Jacobs took down Brad Gushue to improve to 2-0 at the Meridian Canadian Open on Wednesday evening, a game that highlighted the fifth draw of the tournament.

The annual “Walk for Alzheimer’s” is set for Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Nations West Field House along the Carlton Trial.
The annual “Walk for Alzheimer’s” is set for Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Nations West Field House along the Carlton Trial. file photo/battlefordsNOW

Big support for Alzheimer’s research in NB

By Roger White
January 4, 2017 - 5:00pm

The community of the Battleford’s will once again be showing its support for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in our area.

The annual “Walk for Alzheimer’s” is set for Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Nations West Field House along the Carlton Trial.

Battlefords MLA Herb Cox said the unification of 12 health regions into one won’t affect patients’ health care
Battlefords MLA Herb Cox said the unification of 12 health regions into one won’t affect patients’ health care file photo/battlefordsNOW

Battlefords MLA speaks on unified health regions

By Katherine Svenkeson
January 4, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: January 5, 2017 - 9:07am

With the provincial government moving to unify its 12 health regions, local MLA Herb Cox weighed-in on the impact it might have on the Battlefords and other areas in the regi

Kevin Koe (pictured) snuck out a 7-6 win in an extra end on Wednesday morning over Charley Thomas in his first Meridian Canadian Open game.
Kevin Koe (pictured) snuck out a 7-6 win in an extra end on Wednesday morning over Charley Thomas in his first Meridian Canadian Open game. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Koe sneaks past Thomas to highlight draw 3

By Nathan Kanter
January 4, 2017 - 3:09pm

The Meridian Canadian Open’s third draw was highlighted by a long battle between Calgary’s Kevin Koe and Edmonton’s Charley Thomas, which ended in a 7-6 extra end win for Koe.

 Newfoundland’s Brad Gushue (pictured) may have come in as a heavy favourite against Bruce Korte from Saskatoon, but the game went to an extra end. It was one of many close games on Tuesday.
Newfoundland’s Brad Gushue (pictured) may have come in as a heavy favourite against Bruce Korte from Saskatoon, but the game went to an extra end. It was one of many close games on Tuesday. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Close matches on first night of Meridian Canadian Open

By Nathan Kanter
January 3, 2017 - 10:28pm Updated: January 4, 2017 - 9:07am

The Meridian Canadian Open kicked off Tuesday with five close games at the Civic Centre, as each game could have went either way on opening night.

Each and every game was won by three points or less and two games went into an extra end.

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