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People should avoid swimming in Cochin public beaches and a number of other area beaches where Swimmer's Itch has been identified.
People should avoid swimming in Cochin public beaches and a number of other area beaches where Swimmer's Itch has been identified. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Health officials warn against Swimmer's Itch at public beaches

By Angela Brown
July 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Prairie North Health Region is advising residents they may want to avoid swimming in a number of area beaches to avoid the risk of contracting a condition known as Swimmer's Itch. 

Artist Jodi Miller shows her creation Canada 150 Tulips - a bright new addition to downtown North Battleford.
Artist Jodi Miller shows her creation Canada 150 Tulips - a bright new addition to downtown North Battleford. submitted photo/Jodi Miller

Art Alley project continues to bloom in N.B.

By Angela Brown
July 12, 2017 - 1:25pm Updated: July 12, 2017 - 2:21pm

The North Battleford Art Alley project to beautify the city continues to grow and has two new projects.

Local artist Jodi Miller created a Canada 150 mural featuring tulips on the back exterior wall of the Western Financial Group building in North Battleford on 100th St.

Storm chaser Greg Johnson crosses North America to follow and report on tornado sightings.
Storm chaser Greg Johnson crosses North America to follow and report on tornado sightings. Greg Johnson/Facebook

Tornado hunter follows storms through Saskatchewan

By Angela Brown
July 10, 2017 - 7:40pm Updated: July 11, 2017 - 8:55am

Famed tornado hunter and weather journalist Greg Johnson was back in Saskatchewan, hitting the ground with his team Monday, watching the weather and looking for signs of storms brewing.

Johnson stars in the television show Tornado Hunters.

Canoeists from across Canada will travel 1,600 km over 23 days in July as part of Canada's 150th anniversary. They will be visiting North Battleford on Tuesday.
Canoeists from across Canada will travel 1,600 km over 23 days in July as part of Canada's 150th anniversary. They will be visiting North Battleford on Tuesday. Facebook

Canoe race, barbecue planned for Voyageurs stop in N.B.

By Angela Brown
July 10, 2017 - 11:58am

Finlayson Island will see some excitement Tuesday when dozens of canoeists descend on the popular destination, as part of the 2017 Voyageurs Rendezvous Canoe Race event that is taking place this month across Western Canada. 

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