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Chelsey Doom (left) and Mel Pelchat (Right) of Edam were among the 75 participants in the Third Annual Edam Curling Club Texas Scramble.
Chelsey Doom (left) and Mel Pelchat (Right) of Edam were among the 75 participants in the Third Annual Edam Curling Club Texas Scramble. submitted photo/Brandon Doom

Curling club goes golfing to fundraise

By Greg Higgins
August 8, 2016 - 7:01pm

A local curling club came out to play a different sport last weekend in an effort to raise funds for rink repairs.

The Edam Curling Club held its third annual Texas Scramble Golf Tournament at the Aquadeo Beach Golf Club in Jackfish Lake on Sunday, Aug. 7.

Dairy Queen employee Helen Schmidt holding a blizzard upside down.
Dairy Queen employee Helen Schmidt holding a blizzard upside down. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

DQ Miracle Treat Day coming to the Battlefords

By Matt Kelly
August 8, 2016 - 5:00pm

This week offers the best excuse to buy a blizzard from Dairy Queen.

Thursday, Aug. 11 is Miracle Treat Day in Dairy Queens all across Canada and in the Battlefords where all the proceeds from any size blizzard purchased during the day go to the Children’s Miracle Network.

Fire Chief Albert Headrick shows the coordination efforts of all involved at the EOC.
Fire Chief Albert Headrick shows the coordination efforts of all involved at the EOC. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

Practice makes perfect when it comes to emergency response: N.B. fire chief

By Sarah Rae
August 5, 2016 - 5:00pm

The city's Emergency Operations Centre has been humming along since the oil spill began and staff members are still prepared to tackle any incident head-on according to the local fire chief.

Crews working to clean up the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River.
Crews working to clean up the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River. Canadian Press

Husky could face charges under the Environmental Protection Act

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
August 5, 2016 - 3:28pm

Discussions are being had within the Ministry of Environment as to whether any charges will be laid against Husky Energy.

On July 21 up to 250,000 litres of oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan River impacting the drinking water of 69,000 people.

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