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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.

74-year-old Donald Linklater said he had his glasses, clothing and travel bag stolen from his room at St. Paul's hospital on Saturday.
74-year-old Donald Linklater said he had his glasses, clothing and travel bag stolen from his room at St. Paul's hospital on Saturday. file photo/CKOM News Staff

74-year-old patient says belongings stolen at St. Paul's hospital

By CKOM News Staff
August 8, 2016 - 3:41pm

A 74-year-old man from Estevan is upset after he says someone made of with belongings from his room at St. Paul's hospital.
 
Donald Linklater was waiting for surgery when he went out Saturday on a day pass with his daughter.
 

First Nation comic Don Burnstick performed at the Woodland Cree Gathering in Montreal Lake. He has been performing for 20 years and just wrapped up a North American tour with performances as far east as Toronto, and as far south as Nevada.
First Nation comic Don Burnstick performed at the Woodland Cree Gathering in Montreal Lake. He has been performing for 20 years and just wrapped up a North American tour with performances as far east as Toronto, and as far south as Nevada. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

First Nation comedian believes in healing through humor

By Bryan Eneas
August 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

First Nations communities across Canada are often plagued by issues from their pasts. For one First Nation celebrity, comic and motivational speaker, laughter is the highway to healing.

Don Burnstick appeared recently at the Woodland Cree Gathering, Thursday, July 28.

Oil spills from a pipeline into the North Saskatchewan River.
Oil spills from a pipeline into the North Saskatchewan River. file photo/The Canadian Press

Pipeline safety, environmental assessment questioned in Saskatchewan

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
July 30, 2016 - 1:38pm

It is now more than a week since Husky oil spilled in to the North Saskatchewan River.

Major questions are being asked not only about the safety of pipelines but also the strength of the environmental assessment to which they are subject to.

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