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Battle of the Little Big Puck: Was this the best one yet?

• Jam-packed arena • Pulsating hockey • Over $6,500 raised BY MARCUS DAY marcus@maplecreeknews.com Was this the most successful ever Battle of the Little Big Puck? Huge crowd, terrific atmosphere, a see-sawing hockey game … and a bumper payout for the Southwest Healthcare Trust Fund. At the time of going to press, the final fundraising figure had not been worked out. However, a conservative guesstimate… Read More »

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Wynyard RCMP lay charges in historical sexual assault investigation

In February 2019, Wynyard RCMP was contacted by an adult female to file a report of historic sexual assault. Since the initial report, five other… Read More »

Helium plant plan: local hiring a priority

BY MARCUS DAY marcus@maplecreeknews.com The building of a helium plant planned for the Consul area is expected to create between 50 and 100 jobs. North… Read More »

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Provincial Champs!

4-H Provincial curling playoffs were held in North Battleford over the weekend. The Southwest Region was represented by Junior curlers from the Reno Multiple 4-H… Read More »

Alex “excited” about playing softball in US

BY MARCUS DAY Sport is in Alex Chapman’s blood: her dad loved to play hockey, her brother is crazy about it too, and she also… Read More »


The longest 15-minute drive of my life

BY MARCUS DAY It seemed like a routine job – a photo at the hospital of healthcare workers and RCMP officers, who are trying to… Read More »

“The Alberta Question,” and Saskatchewan’s too, is not going away

BY BRIAN ZINCHUK A few weeks ago I wrote about how American geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan seems to be pretty darn accurate in his predictions.… Read More »

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