A Saskatchewan newspaper made some news itself Tuesday with a rather honest front page.
The Battlefords News-Optimist said there was no news worth reporting.
The article started out by saying, “To be truthful there isn’t really anything happening in the news this week.”
The article went on to say that there was a dumpster fire on the weekend, and a couple of false alarms, but otherwise not that exciting.
The front page reads as follows:
“To be truthful, there isn’t really anything happening in the news this week.
Not that it isn’t worth picking up the paper, there are some interesting items inside. But, it’s January, the weather has taken a nasty turn and there just isn’t much happening.
The North Battleford Fire Department did see some action on the weekend, attending a dumpster fire and a couple false alarms. Not really very exciting, but that news item does make one wonder about the mentality of someone torching a dumpster in sub-Arctic weather.
One could surmise they did it for the warmth, but when a dumpster is set ablaze it probably isn’t a great idea to hang around to roast marshmallows. When the firefighters show up a cozy room down at the local klink might be the next stop.
There is an item inside about eight-year-old actor Isaiah Tootoosis who appears in ‘The Revenant,’ an Oscar-nominated movie opening at the Capitol Theatre Friday. Isaiah will be there to sign autographs.
For more see inside.”