January 20, 2016 1:21 pm
Updated: January 20, 2016 5:39 pm

Saskatchewan newspaper reports on no news

What to do when there’s no news to report. That was the dilemma facing a Saskatchewan newspaper.


It’s not something you expect to see – a newspaper reporting on no news. Yet that’s what happened Tuesday at a Saskatchewan newspaper.

The Battlefords News-Optimist front-page story reflected the lack of news in the community west of Saskatoon:

“To be truthful, there isn’t really anything happening in the news this week,” started the front-page article.

“Not that it isn’t worth picking up the paper, there are some interesting things inside. But, it’s January, the weather has taken a nasty turn and there just isn’t much happening.”

It then went on to report on a recent dumpster fire.

“Not really exciting, but that news item does make one wonder about the mentality of someone torching a dumpster in sub-Arctic weather,” stated the story.

People took to Twitter to comment on the apparent lack of news.

The Battlefords News-Optimist tweeted out that there will be news in Thursday’s edition:

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