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Annual regatta sails despite light wind
The low winds on Lake Newell didn’t stop sailors from enjoy the annual Prairie Wind Regatta on July 12 and 13.
“Sailing was very light but we had good turnout, everybody had lots of fun and as usual the food was awesome,” said the Newell Sailing Club’s regatta chairman, John Cormack.
The first race of the weekend opened with a wind speed of 4.3 knots (8 km/h) and by the end of the day it was just 2.7 knots (5 km/hr).
“We always feel bad when we don’t have the wind but the Gorge (Washington State) didn’t have any wind either. We got five races off. I don’t think they got one race,” he chuckled adding The Gorge tends to get wind speeds of about 30 knots (55 km).  Full Story >
Big Stone Rodeo horse named to Hall of Fame
Having a horse be inducted into the 2014 Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame remains an honor for Big Stone Rodeo Company.
Chester Skoal Bandit was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Innisfail Pro Rodeo. Official ceremonies will take place in October.
The induction comes six years after his final appearance at the Canadian Finals Rodeo where he bucked for 14 consecutive years.
The horse, now 24 years old, was raised by Klassen. At that time, he had no idea just how good Chester would be.  Full Story >
Bombers off to great start in Calgary
Brooks Lutes Timber Mart Badlands Bombers were looking to secure at least one more win to make the Little League intermediate Canadian championship playoffs Thursday.
The top four teams will make the playoffs on July 24 with first place playing fourth place and second and third place meeting. The winners will advance to the championship game at 1 p.m.
Friday while the losing teams will play for the bronze medal in the morning of July 25.
The Bombers put themselves in a good position to make the playoffs by winning two of their three opening games.  Full Story >
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