Angela Brown

One of the judges with the Canadian Cowboys' Association, Elmer Eagle, left, joins bull-riding participant Matt Roy, of Harris, Sask., following the last day of the rodeo Sunday.
One of the judges with the Canadian Cowboys' Association, Elmer Eagle, left, joins bull-riding participant Matt Roy, of Harris, Sask., following the last day of the rodeo Sunday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Kinsmen rodeo reins in strong numbers

By Angela Brown
May 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Kinsmen Indoor Rodeo had another successful year in North Battleford with strong attendance for show competitions on Friday night and Saturday night in particular, as well as more participants than last year in the show. The event wrapped up Sunday afternoon at the Civic Centre.

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater, back left, joins Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch executive director Jane Zielke de Montbrun, second row, third from right, and many supporters, who gather for the Mental Health Week flag raising ceremony at City Hall Monday morning.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater, back left, joins Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch executive director Jane Zielke de Montbrun, second row, third from right, and many supporters, who gather for the Mental Health Week flag raising ceremony at City Hall Monday morning. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Mental Health Week officially starts

By Angela Brown
May 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

This year's Mental Health Week started off with a flag raising ceremony and a walk for people to show their support for the cause in North Battleford Monday.

About 25 people attended the event that was followed by a walk to the Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Battlefords branch executive director Jane Zielke de Montbrun at the new facility in North Battleford. CMHA will be celebrating Mental Health Week May 1 to 7.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Battlefords branch executive director Jane Zielke de Montbrun at the new facility in North Battleford. CMHA will be celebrating Mental Health Week May 1 to 7. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Mental Health Week starts with awareness walk

By Angela Brown
April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm Updated: April 30, 2017 - 4:45pm

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Battlefords branch will be helping launch Mental Health Week starting with a flag raising ceremony at City Hall Monday accompanied with a walk to raise awareness.

It’s all part of a series of events during the week that wraps up May 7.

Rob Sparrow of North Battleford shows his skills in the team-roping event at the rodeo Saturday. He was joined by teammate Rory Finlayson also of North Battleford (not shown).
Rob Sparrow of North Battleford shows his skills in the team-roping event at the rodeo Saturday. He was joined by teammate Rory Finlayson also of North Battleford (not shown). Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Battleford rodeo proves rush for competitors

By Angela Brown
April 30, 2017 - 12:07pm

There was plenty of exciting action again at the North Battleford Kinsmen Indoor Rodeo Saturday night.

Contenders showed their merit in everything from team roping to barrel racing and bull riding.

Going to the rodeo is a family affair for Tim Thompson, his wife Corrinne, and their children, Chase, 2, and five-months-old Emmy, seen sporting her noise-cancelling headphones at Friday’s show.
Going to the rodeo is a family affair for Tim Thompson, his wife Corrinne, and their children, Chase, 2, and five-months-old Emmy, seen sporting her noise-cancelling headphones at Friday’s show. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Rodeo kicks off in North Battleford

By Angela Brown
April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

The 47th Annual Kinsmen Indoor Rodeo kicked off in North Battleford Friday night to a sold-out crowd.

Phil Hoffort has been with the local Kinsmen club for 46 years and was involved in all but the initial rodeo 47 years ago. 

Danny Schrader, of the service group Heaven’s Hellions, joins shelter kitty, Aslan, for an outing on the grounds of The Humane Society of the Battlefords recently. He joins other volunteers from the group to help at the local shelter.
Danny Schrader, of the service group Heaven’s Hellions, joins shelter kitty, Aslan, for an outing on the grounds of The Humane Society of the Battlefords recently. He joins other volunteers from the group to help at the local shelter. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Volunteer group has soft spot for animals

By Angela Brown
April 29, 2017 - 8:21am

Some might call Heaven’s Hellions the service club for people who don’t usually join service clubs.

Left to right, provincial court clerk Giselle Cooke, student Keenan Bird (Sakewew High School), student Dante Bacchetto (North Battleford Comprehensive High School) as the accused SpongeBob SquarePants, student Alexander Plummer (Sakewew High School), playing the mock-court judge, and Judge L. Dyck, convene following the student mock trial on Friday.
Left to right, provincial court clerk Giselle Cooke, student Keenan Bird (Sakewew High School), student Dante Bacchetto (North Battleford Comprehensive High School) as the accused SpongeBob SquarePants, student Alexander Plummer (Sakewew High School), playing the mock-court judge, and Judge L. Dyck, convene following the student mock trial on Friday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Students get fun lesson in law at mock trial

By Angela Brown
April 28, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: April 29, 2017 - 2:01pm

SpongeBob SquarePants found himself in trouble at the North Battleford Provincial Court. 

The character, played by a student, was part of its class exercise for three Battlefords-area schools learning more about the judicial process. 

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