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August 2017

Hazlet’s Justine Sletten looks to break ground with her debut EP


BY KATE WINQUIST For most 16 year-olds in southwest Saskatchewan, summer holidays means finding a part-time job at the local Co-op, or lending a helping hand on the family farm, but for Hazlet’s Justine Sletten, this summer has been a whirlwind of activity as she looks to advance her music career, which has taken off…

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Thirteen years interviewing Brad Wall


BY BRIAN ZINCHUK I think it was the summer or fall of 2004 when I first met Brad Wall while working as the political reporter for the Battlefords News-Optimist. He had recently become the leader of the Saskatchewan Party, having succeeded Elwin Hermanson, possibly one of the least-exciting political leaders this province had produced. Wall…

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Finally Home

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Private Lawrence Gordon finally comes home to Eastend after 70 years BY TIM KALINOWSKI On Wednesday, August 13, exactly 70 years to the day he died in France in 1944, Private Lawrence Gordon finally came home to the open arms of the Eastend hills and the beautiful Frenchman River Valley. Gordon’s saga has become well…

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First World problems in southwest Manitoba


BY BRIAN ZINCHUK First off, this column carries a First World problems warning. Secondly, it’s being typed on a cellphone, one which, horror of horrors, has endured a summer of very poor cell coverage. We’re on our way to the family cabin at Sandy Lake, Manitoba. It’s about 20 minutes from Clear Lake, Riding Mountain…

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Greyhounds and Badgers compete at provincial championship

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Hounds advance to playoff round; Badgers still in the hunt BY KATE WINQUIST The Provincial Senior Mens AA Tier 5 Baseball Championship is being held at Windthorst this weekend and features a couple of southwest teams. The Gull Lake Greyhounds and Shaunavon Badgers are competing with teams from Regina, Beechy, Kenaston, Redvers and Windthorst to…

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Premier Wall announces plans for retirement

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Statement from the Premiere After serving as Premier of Saskatchewan for nearly 10 years, Premier Brad Wall today announced that he will be retiring from that position and elected politics when his party elects a new Leader. Wall released a video about his retirement.  The following is a transcript of his video statement: Good morning.…

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