Walls Go Up on New Canadian Tire

Steelwork and prefab walls went up this week on the new Canadian Tire Retail Store in the Quill Centre in Humboldt. The 30,000 Sq. Ft. location will also feature an 18,000 Sq. Ft. garden centre and a retail gas bar. Marks Work Wearhouse will also be part of the location.
 
Hangin' Around Waiting for the Circus

Two elephants enjoy the evening breeze while waiting for the circus to start. The elephants were part of the Shrine Circus that made a stop in Humboldt on May 26th. The performances took place in the Elgar Petersen Arena Tuesday afternoon and evening.
 
Elgar Petersen Arena Renovations Underway.
A new sprinkler system is being installed in the Elgar Petersen Arena. The renovations are part of the one million renovation project at the Uniplex. Sprinklers. a low-e ceiling, furnaces new board system, and a new roof are all part of the project. Work is also being completed at the curling rink.
 
Work Begins on New Humboldt Hospital
Construction on the new Humboldt Hospital began this week. Workers assemble rebar for the pilings for the buildings foundation. The 35 Million plus construction project was awarded to Wright Construction of Saskatoon.
 
Broncos bring the RBC Cup back to Humboldt
The community of Humboldt came out to welcome the Humboldt Broncos and the RBC Cup Home on May 12th. About 500 enthusiastic fans gathered at the EPA to congratulate the team. The Broncos are an important part of our community and put Humboldt on the map across Canada.
 
Fields Department Store Opening Here
Fields department Store is opening in Humboldt. The store is located on ninth street in the former Red Apple Clearance Centre building. Fields is a BC Based chain and is a division of HBC. The store is the first of several retail developments to come to Humboldt.
 
Broncos Win Second Canadian Championship in Five Years
The Broncos won their second National championship in five years on May 11 in Cornwall Ontario. Humboldt defeated the Camrose Kodiaks 1-0 in a thrilling final game to win the Royal Bank Cup.  Taylor Nelson made an incredible, game saving stop with one second left on the clock to seal the victory for Humboldt.
 
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce Meets in Humboldt
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce met in Humboldt for their annual meeting. Premier Brad Wall was the Guest of Honour at the Friday luncheon. The organizing committee and Humboldt won rave reviews and was viewed as a great place to have a convention.
 
Broncos Win Credential Cup Over Kindersley
The Broncos won their second straight Credential Cup with a game seven victory over the Kindersley Klippers. Humboldt battled back from a three games to one deficit to win the series.
 
Broncos Battle Kindersley in SJHL Championship Series
Broncos found themselves down two games to one to Kindersley but battled back to win game three Tuesday 4-2. The Broncos trailed 2-0 in the second period but came back to defeat the Klippers, out shooting them 41-17. The next game is Thursday in Kindersley where the Broncos will try to even the series.
 

Lots are Hot Commodity in Humboldt

Lots are at a premium in Humboldt. Recent sales were conducted by a lottery in the city owned subdivision. Here on Water Ridge Crescent lots were also snapped up, with many of the buyers from out of province wanting to make their home in Humboldt. The City of Humboldt will have more lots for sale this spring.
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Mohawks Drop Home Opener

On Friday Aug. 31st the HCI Mohawk Football Team started the 2007 season with a loss. The Lumsden Devils were down 8-0 in the fourth quarter, and came from behind to defeat the Mohawks 12-8 at Glenn Hall Park.
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Bring on the Water

Water main replacement continued this summer. Equipment and crews from Mcintyre Construction of Birch Hills were busy on 11th Street replacing the deteriorated steel lines with new plastic ones.
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Drive Through Cash

The new drive-through ATM was being installed recently in Humboldt at Conexus Credit Union. The ATM and parking lot are two of the final steps to complete the building which opened in July. The building is home to Conexus Credit Union and Insurance.
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Big Sky Farms Head Office Taking Shape

Steel Workers from Anlin Welding in Regina were busy installing the steel structure on the second floor of the new Big Sky Office Complex. The office will be head office for Big Sky Farms of Humboldt, Saskatchewan's largest hog producer.
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New Rona Store

Crews from Pattison Sign Group install signage on the new Rona Store in Humboldt. The Rona Store is located on Main Street on the south end of the city. The store remains open as work continues on the inside of the building. This is one of many retail projects on the horizon for Humboldt.
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Humboldt Lake Resort offers Lake Front Properties

Another residential construction project on the south shore of Stoney lake. Humboldt Lake Resort is a new lake front sub division just south of Humboldt. Many of the lots have been sold to out of province residents anxious to cash in on the affordable lot and construction costs.
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Civic Election Results


The new city council begins term

The Humboldt Civic Election was held on Wednesday October 25th.

 

Here are the unofficial results:
Mayor - Malcolm Eaton (by acclamation)
City Council
Leon Winkel - 1204
Leon Fleischhacker - 1064
Rob Muench -1046
Aaron Behiel - 1029
Gord Lees - 1022
Phil Smith - 591
Leslie Ilg - 506
Bryan Barnes - 493
Tim Thibault - 475
Gordon Rohrke - 255
Morley Greff - 253
Larry Courchene - 200
Sandor Demeter - 103
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Mohawks League Champions

The Humboldt Collegiate Mohawks captured their League Championship on Saturday. The Mohawks won the "mud bowl' over the Melfort Comets 16-14. The victory was a come from behind, hard fought battle in front of a loud, capacity crowd. The team will continue on the road to the Provincial Championships.
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Broncos Season off to a Great Start

The Humboldt Broncos are enjoying early success this season. On Friday they defeated the Stars 5-1. The team is 5-0 in the regular season and are ranked number one in the SJHL . The team also went undefeated in the pre-season. Next home action is Nov 20th versus Melville.
 
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Work Continues on Downtown Streetscape

Workers form the City of Humboldt installed concrete flower urns and benches. The work is being done on the corner of Main St. and Sixth Ave. and is part of the Centennial Project for Humboldt and Saskatchewan.
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Mohawks Defeat Nipawin

The HCI Mohawks kept on with their winning ways by defeating Nipawin 47-13 on Tuesday September 12. Next action is the final home regular season game takes place this week.
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Main Street Paving Project Underway

Crews began the much anticipated Main Street Repaving Project on Sept 10th. Hopefully the city will repaint the lines with a striped white line to identify all four lanes. This will stop the dangers from people not driving in the proper lanes. A traffic report is underway to solve problems like this, downtown and on Highway #5 in the city.
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Mohawks Win Home Opener in Front of Large Crowd

The HCI Mohawks defeated the visiting Melfort Comets 26-13 on September 1. The Mohawks got off to a quick start scoring a touchdown on their first possession of the game. The Mohawks ask for your support, so come out for some exciting high school football action.
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Buildings Demolished to Make Way for New Credit Union

Several buildings were demolished on Main Street to Make room for the new Conexus Credit Union. Chiropractic Associates, Conexus Insurance and the old Saskpower Building were all removed by Brockman Enterprises in preparation for the multi-million dollar project.
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Centennial Band Shell Nearing Completion

Work is progressing in Water Ridge Park near the golf course. The Centennial Band Shell and the picnic shelter are nearly complete. Landscaping, benches, and lighting will be installed later this spring. If you would like to contribute to the project financially call the City of Humboldt Leisure Services at
682-2597
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Humboldt Centennial Celebrations

Humboldt is a hundred years old this year and we're celebrating with centennial celebrations. Make sure to plan a trip here to help us celebrate this milestone in our history. Visit the centennial website by clicking the Humboldt logo to the left.  
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Humboldt Man Found Alive and Well in Thailand

January 9, 2004. A Humboldt man living in Thailand who hadn't been heard from since before the Dec. 26 tsunami is alive and well. Robert Reed Marshall, a diving instructor, had been on an isolated island that had been untouched by the deadly tsunami.

Robert's father Bob Marshall from Humboldt had feared the worst. But on the weekend, Canada's foreign affairs department tracked him down. It turns out the tsunami didn't affect the island and Marshall was unaware of the death and devastation that swept across the region. Marshall's sister Kristine Niekamp of Lloyd-
minster spoke to her brother on Saturday. She said there are only four phone lines to the island where her brother is living and there is no television or radio. She immediately called her father Bob in Humboldt to share the good news.
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Stoughton is Masters Champion for 2004

December 12, 2004. Jeff Stoughton and his Winnipeg foursome captured the Humboldt Masters of Curling Event along with its $30,000 first place prize. Stoughton defeated fan favorite Pat Simmons from Moose Jaw. The event was a success attracting fans and economic spin-off  to Humboldt.
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Curling Puts Humboldt in the National Spotlight

December 11, 2004. The Masters of Curling event is in full swing with draws . Local favorite Bruce Korte defeated Kevin Martin Saturday evening to advance to the semi-final match 2:00 pm Sunday. Finals are at 7:00 pm. Tickets available at the door. The games will be featured on Sportsnet Channel 25 Cable.
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Masters of Curling Comes to Humboldt December 9-12

December 7, 2004. Final preparations are being made to the ice surface of the Elgar Petersen Arena for the Masters of Curling event. The Grand Slam event will feature former Canadian champions and world class curling.
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St. Nick Visits Humboldt

December 6, 2004. St. Nicholas paid a visit to the Seniors Centre in Humboldt on Monday. The event is a traditional German celebration in which the children are encouraged to be good and are given a treat. The annual event is sponsored by the German Heritage Society.
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Steel Work Begins on St. Augustine Hall

November 15, 2004. Workers took advantage of the warm weather and began erecting the steel on the addition to St. Augustine Church. Tasko Developments is the General Contractor for the  project which will house the new church hall.
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Food Bank & Broncos Win Over Yorkton

November 13, 2004. The food bank benefited as the people of Humboldt and area donated over 2000 food items eclipsing Yorkton's 900 items. Jeremy Mckibbon was the hero on the ice, scoring with 36 seconds left in overtime to lift the Broncos to a 5-4 win over the Terriers.
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Co-op Agro Centre Ground Work

November 9, 2004. Humboldt Co-op Agro Centre is starting to take shape. Heavy equipment from the RM of Humboldt continues to move a tremendous amount of earth to prepare the site. The centre will sell seed, chemical and liquid and dry fertilizer.
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Fall Showcase a Success

November 5, 2004. The Humboldt & District Chamber of Commerce annual Fall Showcase was a success. The show was sold out and well attended. Plans are already underway to make next year even better.
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Oktoberfest Entertaining Event in Humboldt

October 23, 2004. Oktoberfest 2004 was well attended, offering authentic food, music and entertainment. The annual event put on by the German Heritage Society.
 

Combat Robots Invade Humboldt Mall



October 23, 2004. The Saskatoon Combat Robotics Club descended on the Humboldt Mall Saturday..
The event was similar to TV's popular Battlebots except the weight is limited to one kilogram. Remote controlled Kilobots, equipped with saw blades and other weapons, some costing upwards of $1000, competed in three minute battles Over twenty robots from as far away as St. Albert Alberta and Montana attended. The $200 top prize went to Wedgie driven by Greg Wood of Martensville. www.kilobots.com
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New score clock for Elgar Petersen Arena


October 12, 2004. Workers began the installation of new clock faces in the Elgar Petersen Arena today. The old unreliable bulb system is being replaced with a digital LED system. This should also increase visibility. The clock controller is also being replaced.
 
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Crop Circle Discovered at Humboldt

A 114 foot crop circle has been discovered in a barley fiend just north of PAMI. Francis Burton discovered the huge circle while combining his barley field. The oddity has attracted observers from all over the province. For a report from the Canadian Crop Circle Research Network, click here. or visit www.cccrm.ca
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Military Transport Plane Seen Over Humboldt

A Hercules Transport plane circled Humboldt and the airport several times  on Tuesday morning  before heading off to the west. The plane was rare in this area, and was on a training flight from Winnipeg making a  stop at the Saskatoon airport.  
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Terry Fox Run 

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Students from Humboldt's three elementary schools participated in a walk down Main Street Friday. The walk was to promote the Terry Fox Run Sunday September 19th. 
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Golfing With the Broncos 

The Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce hosted their second annual Golf With the Broncos night at the Mini Golf. The event was attended by a number of kids who were able to enjoy mini golf with members of this years team. The home opener goes Friday Sept 17.
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Humboldt Hosts 2004 Sask. Gymnastics Championships 

Humboldt was the host city for the 2004 Saskatchewan Provincial Artistic Gymnastics Championships April 29 - May 2. The Uniplex, Elgar Petersen Arena was host venue to gymnasts from all over the province. The event hosted by the Calico Gymnastics Club was a success.  competitions. For information, click here. May, 4 2004 9:45 PM

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Humboldt Becomes Third Sask City to Pass Smoking Ban

Humboldt is the third Saskatchewan city to pass a no smoking in public buildings bylaw. The city council gave third and final reading to the bylaw at their regular meeting Tuesday. The 6 meter smoking distance form outside doorways was removed from the bylaw. The ban will go into effect on June 23, 2004. The myHumboldt.com poll showed overwhelming support to the bylaw. Wednesday, 24 March 2004 12:15 PM

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Smoking Ban Hot Topic in the City

Humboldt City Council is considering a smoking ban in all public buildings in the city. In the next months a decision will be made that could affect nearly all citizens of Humboldt. There is support on both sides of the issue. What do you think? Now you have a chance to cast your vote on this hot topic. Myhumboldt.com's smoking ban poll is located on the top right of this page. Saturday, 07 February 2004 9:15 AM

 
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Snowed in

Blizzard conditions descended upon Humboldt on Friday January 30th and stayed for the weekend causing a lot of grief for motorists. The snow is welcome for farmers and snowmobilers, but kept city crews busy clearing it away. The snow followed a record setting cold snap where temperatures plunged to the minus forties. Saturday, 31 January 2004 3:15 PM

 
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Economic development meeting held on January 26th

There was full house at the Bella Vista Inn for an economic development meeting for Humboldt. The meeting was a first step in the process to put forth ideas and concerns about economic development in our city. The meeting featured a presentation by Wayne Robinson from the Estay Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade, a Saskatoon based think tank. The discussion focused on business expansion and retention as well as other ways to grow Humboldt's economy through a strategic plan. The process of economic development must come from the people of Humboldt, including business owners, community groups, the Chamber of Commerce, the youth and especially the City Council.  Robinson stated we have to identify our strengths, such as our services, educational and recreation facilities as well as parks etc. to make people want to locate here. Then we have to promote and sell ourselves. The next step will be crucial, the ball must get rolling, people have to step up if we want our city to grow. City council and our citizens must get involved. The forum was sponsored by the City of Humboldt Leisure Services Dept.
Monday, 26 January 2004 10:15 PM

 
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Broncos Contribute To Dodge All Star Victory

January 25, 2004. Simon Nadeau and Scott Degelman scored two goals each while Arlen Marshall picked up five points to lead the Dodge conference to an easy 8-3 win. Humboldt's players contributed 16 points for their team. The Melfort Mustangs hosted the All Star and the Prospects Game on  Sunday. In the Prospects Game the Sherwood Conference dominated with an 8-1 victory. Humboldt will have an important week coming up, when they host second place Battleford on Wednesday and Kindersley on Friday. Let's pack the rink and cheer on the team as we head into the final portion of the season..
Sunday, 25 January 2004 8:15 PM

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Christmas Tree Light Up

The annual Christmas Tree Light up was held on November 27 in Humboldt. Sparklers were lit before the countdown to light up the large evergreen tree in front of City Hall. There were also events at the Willkommen Centre, Museum and the Seniors Hall. The event signals the start of the Christmas season in Humboldt.
Thursday, 28 November 2003 9:15 PM

  
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Harpauer Takes Humboldt Constituency in Provincial Election

The Humboldt constituency was claimed by Saskatchewan Party candidate Donna Harpauer in Wednesday's Provincial Election. Harpauer obtained  3447 votes (41.93%) NDP candidate Bryan Barnes had 3294 (40.07%) and Les Alm of the Liberal Party 1479 (17.99%). Voter turnout was 68% in rural Saskatchewan. The trend of this constituency to vote opposite of the provincial government seems to have continued with the NDP party holding on to for it's fourth term. More>>
Wednesday, 05 November 2003 9:45 PM

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Chamber Harvest Fall Showcase Successful

The Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce held their annual Fall Showcase this weekend. The show took place at the Uniplex Elgar Petersen Arena on Saturday and Sunday. There was plenty of entertainment for the whole family and a good variety of exhibits, displays and food. The Kinettes annual craft fair was also held on Sunday at the uniplex, it too drew large crowds.



Now if only the parties involved would move the Oktoberfest a week later we could have an exciting week long festival adding the Showcase and Craft Fair to the Oktoberfest event, attracting even more people to all events. Something to consider.
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Oktoberfest Draws Large Crowd


Sunday, 26 October 2003 8:45 PM

The Humboldt Oktoberfest, on Saturday Oct. 25th drew a fairly large crowd. The annual event put on by the German Heritage Society with help from the City of Humboldt and the Humboldt and District Chamber of commerce. Patrons were treated to beer barrel racing, great food and music by the Little German Band and the Tom Reinhardt Band.

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Mohawks down Melfort Comets to take conference title


Saturday, 25 October 2003 8:48 PM

The HCI Mohawk Football Team continued their winning ways and defeated their rivals Melfort Comets 28-14. The game was mostly a running game, while temperatures hovered around the freezing mark. The win earns the team a conference championship, allowing them to continue their season.

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Dennis Korte wins another term as Mayor of Humboldt

Mayor Dennis Korte has been declared victorious over Doug Still in Wednesday's civic election. Unofficial results had Korte receiving 1386 votes while Still was able to attract 917. There was a high voter turnout of 55% .
 

There where six councilor positions to be filled. Incumbents Leon Doepker (1625), Jack Tuchscherer (1266) and Jerry Weyland (1152) were all re-elected  new comers to council will be Malcom Eaton (1592),  Leon Winkel (1378) and Wendy Yaworski (1254). Ed Sokolan (877) Greg Bay (872),  Lesley Nordick (811), Sandor Demeter (586) did not obtain a seat. Leanne Peters and Lance Unger were elected to the public school board.

 

Malinoski second at World Wakeboard Championship
Humboldt's Rusty Malinoski captured the silver medal in the Men's Open Division at the Mountain Dew WWA  World Wakeboard Championship in Orlando, Florida on Oct 3rd. The 19 year old Malinoski finished with a score of 49.58 points behind fellow Canadian Steve McKinnley of Winfield BC. Malinoski is one of a growing number of successful wakeboarders to come from Stoney Lake, just south of Humboldt. More>>

Going, going, gone
A crew from Brockman Enterprises of Humboldt tears down several houses to make room for a new condominium project. The five unit development is being constructed in the 600 block of 12th street by Tasko Developments of Humboldt..

Local Relay For Life a huge success

Humboldt and District  Relay For Life (12 hour relay)  took place in Centennial Park near the Uniplex in Humboldt on Friday May 30th. The charity event  raised in excess of $100,000 for cancer research. 69 teams of 10 took turns walking from Friday at 7:00 pm to Saturday 7:00 am.
To learn more about the Relay for Life click here.

 

 

Bronco Awards Banquet and Parade Highlights

The 2003 Royal Bank Cup Champions were honored with a parade on Sat. May 24th, fans were lined up and down Main Street to congratulate the Broncos. There were speeches, cheers and player autographs in the civic park. NHL All Star and Humboldt native Glenn Hall was also be in attendance. The Relay for life volunteers served up over 400 hamburgers. The day concluded with the Bronco Awards Banquet and Sweater Auction at the Uniplex.

Mini Golf Taking Shape
The Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce Mini Golf construction is proceeding. The course is located beside the Visitor Centre on Hwy #5. Most of the holes are completed and in storage, ready to be assembled on site, once the groundwork is completed. The mini golf will be operated by the Chamber as a fund raiser to finance the upgrade of the electrical system in the Historical Park and other projects.
20 Years After His Death, Humboldt Man Has a Roll in Determining Who May be Canada's Next Prime Minister
Acording to David Hurle, the influence of a young Humboldt man, Bruce Ogilvie, was instrumental to his part in promoting the rise of Paul Martin to being the frontrunner to succeed Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. A report in the Globe and Mail covers this interesting story. More>>

The Broncos Capture Junior A National Championship


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The Humboldt Broncos have captured their first Royal Bank Cup National Championships in their 33 year history. They held on to defeat the Camrose Kodiaks 3-1 in Charlottetown. Kris Kasper notched the game winner against his former team. Matt Brown sealed it with his second of the game with an empty net goal as time wound down. Humboldt now has the bragging rights as the best Junior A team in Canada!!  More>>

Broncos Advance to National Final at RBC


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Hockey fever has gripped Humboldt, After finishing in second place with a 2-2 record in the Round Robin portion of the Royal Bank Cup, the Broncos got by Wellington, ON in the semifinals 3-2. Humboldt will face the Camrose, AB Kodiaks in the final game Sunday at 11:00am. live on TSN Channel 14.
 
Craig Olynick was named Tournament MVP as well as Top Defenceman Josh Podaima was the top scorer in the tournament. Good Luck Broncos!
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Blizzard Melt Down as Broncos Take Anavet Cup
April 24, 2003 -
"OCN, it's hard to beat Humboldt"...The Broncos have captured their fourth Anavet Cup and are headed to Charlottetown PEI for the Royal Bank Cup, May 3-11. The Broncos finished OCN's business with a convincing 8-1 victory over the MJHL champions. Orrin Hergott was named MVP for the Anavet Cup series. Congratulations Broncos! More>>

 



The Broncos will face the OCN Blizzard in the Pas Manitoba for the Anavet Cup and the right to travel to Charlottetown, PEI  for the Royal Bank Cup. Congratulations to the coaching staff and the team on your victory!!!
Broncos Sweep Melville to Win Their Sixth SJHL Title
April 7, 2003 -
The Humboldt Broncos have captured their first SJHL title in thirteen years with a 4-3 victory over Melville. Humboldt carried a 4-1 lead into the third but Melville scored two goals in six seconds to get back in it. The team went into their now familiar defensive mode and held on for the victory. The champagne flowed from the MemberCare cup at the Stadium in Melville kicking off the celebrations for the city of Humboldt.

City Council Removes Four Way Stop
At the last council meeting it was decided to remove the test four way stop on Main Street. In a recent MyHumboldt.com poll an overwhelming 87% of respondents voted to get rid of the signs. Public pressure can bring results.  Poll Results
Broncos Sweep Mustangs Four Games to None
Tuesday March 11  - Colin Johnson scored an empty net goal with 1:16 seconds in the third period to seal the victory for Humboldt. The Broncos defeated the Mustangs 5-2 to sweep the series four games to none. The game ended on a sour note when Andrew Jungwirth nailed BJ Sklapsky behind the net, knocking him to the ice. The Dodge conference finals will take place starting on Tuesday March 18th versus the Battlefords Stars, who swept the Klippers four games to none. More>>
Provincial Speed Skating held Humboldt
March 9, 2003 - The Saskatchewan Short Track Speed Skating Championships took place at the Elgar Pedersen Arena this weekend. Local skater Ryan Bernhard won gold in the Bantam Boys, while William Dutton took home a bronze in the Juvenile Boys' category.
Humboldt Broncos Begin Playoffs Against Melfort Mustangs
Wednesday March 5, 2003  - The Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey Club begin the 2003 playoffs against the Melfort Mustangs. The series should be an interesting one rekindling an old rivalry between the two teams. Humboldt finished the regular season in first place overall. Good Luck Broncos!  More>>
Harcourt Rink Off to Nokia Brier
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day March 1 - Humboldt's Doug Harcourt rink, is representing  Saskatchewan at the Canadian Curling Championships in Halifax starting today. This is the Humboldt rinks third trip to the Nokia Brier, hopefully it will be third time lucky. Follow the teams progress and schedule by clicking here. Read the Team Harcourt Daily Diary.
Battle of the Badges Stops in Humboldt
Feb 17, 2003 - Eddie Shack's The Battle of the Badges Charity Hockey Game hit the ice Monday at the Elgar Petersen Arena.  Dave "Tiger" Williams and his son Ben were also on hand. The game featured the North Saskatchewan Firefighters vs the Edmonton Faded Blues Hockey Club. Proceeds went to the Saskatchewan Firefighter's Burn Unit. More
Chamber of Commerce Mark of Excellence Awards
The Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce annual awards were handed out at the Bella vista Inn. The 2002 Citizen of the Year was Alice Ramsay, Youth volunteer - Krista Dust, Young Entrepreneur - Vicky Washburn, Business of the Year (under 10 employees) - Schuler-Lefebre Funeral Chapel, Business of the Year (over 10 employees) - Hergott Farm Equipment. 
Harcourt Wins Provincial Tankard
Sunday February 9 - Humboldt's Doug Harcourt won the Provincial Tankard in Prince Albert today. Harcourt completed the round robin portion with a 6-1 record finishing in first place. The Humboldt rink defeated Saskatoon's Brian Humble 6-4 in the final. Harcourt will represent Saskatchewan at the Nokia Brier next month in Halifax.
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City Council Revisits Stop Sign Issue
Council members debated the four way stop downtown at the last council meeting. There seems to be concern over pedestrian safety at the crossings. Councilor Jack Tuchscherer said he has received nothing but negative comments, while Councilor Bernie Malinoski said he has heard only one bad comment. Myhumboldt.com is conducting an internet poll on the subject, the results are overwhelmingly in favour of removing the stop signs. Cast your vote if you have an opinion.


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Charett Wins the National
Pierre Charette's team from Quebec took home the $25,000 first place prize at the National Grand Slam of Curling in Humboldt on Sunday. They defeated Glenn Howard 8-7 in the final. The game was televised live to a Canada-wide audience on Rogers Sportsnet.     More Photos

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Let it Snow
The recent snowfall in Humboldt was one of the largest in recent years. It provided extra work for city crews and extra play for students over the Christmas break.
   

Christmas is Here
Monday December 23, 2002 Downtown shoppers rush to get those few last minute items before Christmas.

We would like to take this time to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2003.

MyHumboldt.com BeyBlade Tournament a Hit



32 kids from the ages of 5 to 13 registered for the BeyBlade competition. Everyone enjoyed themselves, another tournament is being considered for after Christmas.
MyHumboldt.com hosted a BeyBlade tournament on Saturday December 14 at the Humboldt Mall. A large showing of 32 kids from the ages of 5 to 13 registered for the competition. Many parents and friends were also in the crowd to cheer on their favourite competitors. The large stadium was used for the main competition, while practice was held in smaller ones.  Curtis Fontaine and Bobby Kun were winners in the 9 and under category while Justin Grywacheski and Justin Moisan won in the 10 and over. Door prizes were won by Colby Mueller, Zach Muench and Robbie Wilkinson. Humboldt Mall and Your Dollar Store with More were also sponsors. MyHumboldt.com has photos of the event on the website. Click here to see photos.

Friday December 6, 2002 The annual event, held on a cold evening, warmed the hearts of those who attended. The hastily thrown together, scaled down event wasn't very well advertised resulting in low turnout. The decision to cancel the event was reversed at the last minute after public outcry. The Mayor long with all the other Aldermen were not in attendance.

Christmas Tree Light-Up Held at City Hall

Museum Christmas Wreath Gala Auction a Success
December 5, 2002 - The Festival of Wreaths Gala Auction for the Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery attracted a sizable crowd. Some wreaths earning well over a hundred dollars for the museum.
Jaycee Christmas Trees
Members of the Humboldt Jaycees are selling their Christmas trees at the Humboldt Mall. The trees are located in the compound beside the gas bar. Proceeds from tree sales go back into our community.
Taekwon-do
November 28, 2002 - Members of the Humboldt Taekwon-do Club were on hand at the Humboldt Mall on Thursday Night. The show included this exciting board breaking demonstration
Moonlight Madness Kicks off Christmas Shopping Season
November 21, 2002 - Shoppers flocked to the Humboldt Mall and downtown to take advantage of the deals offered by local businesses.
Paul Martin Visits Humboldt
November 15, 2002 - The man many feel will be Canada's next Prime Minister met with a group of Humboldt business and community leaders. Concerns brought up included the Kyoto Protocol, post-secondary education and how to solve some of the area industry manpower shortages.
Opportunity Edge 2002 Held
A joint presentation by the Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce the Carlton Trail REDA and St. Peter's College was held at St. Peter's College. The two day event featured a trade fair with area business and manufacturers trying to fill job vacancies and post-secondary institutions recruiting students. 
Humboldt and District Chamber of Commerce Holds Fall Showcase at Uniplex
Exhibitors from Humboldt and across the province participated in the two day trade show. Attendance was steady Sunday afternoon in the arena and at the Kinettes Annual Craft Fair next door.
Trick or Treaters Invade Humboldt on October 31
Ghosts and Goblins hit the streets  of Humboldt on Halloween night prowling for candy. The number of Trick or Treaters seemed to be less than past years, perhaps because of the below average temperatures.

Rick Tippe Entertains Country Music Fans  at  Uniplex
CCMA Male Artist of the Year nominee Rick Tippe played one of his three Saskatchewan tour stops in Humboldt. Rick played a number of songs including those from his latest album
"Singin' A Different Tune". For more on Rick Tippe click here.

Oktoberfest and Acordionfest a Success Despite Snow
Oct. 19, 2002 - Humboldt Uniplex Jubilee Hall was the place to be on Saturday. The annual Oktoberfest featured authentic German Cuisine, dance music by the Cotton Pickers and the humour of Zig Kondzielewski. The Afternoon Accordionfest featured accordion players from across the province.
Humboldt Jaycees Hold Successful National Convention.



The General Assembly in Saskatoon accomplished many political changes to the Canadian Junior Chamber and was highlighted by the election of Trevor Ross of Humboldt to the position of National Vice-President.
Jaycees Website
Canadian Junior Chamber Says Its 2002 was one of the Best Ever!

The 2002 Convention featured a number of highlights including tours of agricultural businesses around Humboldt, and golf at the Humboldt Golf Club. An energetic National Awards Banquet was held at the Bella Vista complete with the Bier Tent Gang and an inspiring address by Florian Possberg CEO of Big Sky Farms. The 2003 National convention was awarded to Chatham Ontario.
Workers and equipment from the R.M. of Humboldt do groundwork on the new Community Urban Park on Humboldt's near the golf course. The R.M made a generous donation of their services to the park committee. If you would like to make a lasting donation to the community for the park call 306-682-2597. The Park committee is always looking for volunteers and are planning a cleanup on October 20, 2002. Watch for details on how you can help.

Community Urban Park Land Moving Takes Place.
Park will have something for everyone.

 
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