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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 American Helium Inc., the company behind the project, said it will look to hire locally – and that includes Maple Creek. “We would prefer local people, absolutely,” said Vance Blydo, vice-president of operations, last Friday. “We are looking forward to… Read More »

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Francis back as Chief

BY MARCUS DAY Alvin Francis has been re-elected Chief of Nekaneet First Nation by an overwhelming majority. He will head a leadership team containing two… Read More »

Families find ways to deal with week one of school closures

BY CHRISTINE BRODERICK Schools are officially closed, for an indefinite amount of time, due to concerns of COVID- 19. On Monday, March 16th, the Saskatchewan… Read More »

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Sceptre’s Grace Wickenheiser makes Scotties debut

BY CHRISTINE BRODERICK The Scotties Tournament of Hearts was one to remember for a young curler from Sceptre. Grace Wickenheiser, 10, had finished top five… Read More »

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 »


“Grandpa, what did you do during the pandemic war of 2020?”

BY GORDON STUECK March 21, 2038 Little Joey; “Grandpa, what did you do during the pandemic war of 2020?” Grandpa; “Well Joey that was a… Read More »

TP Kombat – sport in the age of coronavirus

BY MARCUS DAY marcus@maplecreeknews.com Suffering from acute hockey and skiing withdrawal symptoms? At a loss because you can’t play VLTs at the Jasper? No need… Read More »

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