Angela Brown

A province-wide campaign aims to fundraise to purchase equipment and furnishings for the new hospital.
A province-wide campaign aims to fundraise to purchase equipment and furnishings for the new hospital. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Prairie North leading fundraiser campaign for new hospital

By Angela Brown
March 28, 2017 - 4:52pm Updated: March 28, 2017 - 5:33pm

A local group working on a province-wide fundraising campaign for the new Saskatchewan Hospital is making some headway in reaching an $8-million goal, after already raising $1.2 million with a big boost from an anonymous donor in Southern Saskatchewan.

NorSask Forest Products will focus on rebuilding this summer.
NorSask Forest Products will focus on rebuilding this summer. file photo/meadowlakeNOW

M.L. sawmill planning to rebuild

By Angela Brown
March 27, 2017 - 4:50pm Updated: March 27, 2017 - 5:41pm

A busy sawmill in Meadow Lake has plans to rebuild this summer, following a fire that caused damages to part of the facility in January.

NorSask Forest Products CEO Al Balisky said the company is targeting August to complete its rebuild, so production can return to total capacity.

Server Linda Pattinson helps at the till in Porta Bella Restaurant, Thursday. Restaurants as well as other local business will feel the crunch as a result of the changes to PST in the province.
Server Linda Pattinson helps at the till in Porta Bella Restaurant, Thursday. Restaurants as well as other local business will feel the crunch as a result of the changes to PST in the province. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Expansion of PST hurting local businesses

By Angela Brown
March 23, 2017 - 4:42pm

North Battleford and area businesses will feel the crunch with the province's budget announcement that PST will not only increase to six per cent, but it also will now be applied to more purchases.

Developer Brad Taylor, right, provides details of the new brewery-tavern to resident Joyce Coldwell at the open house.
Developer Brad Taylor, right, provides details of the new brewery-tavern to resident Joyce Coldwell at the open house. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Developers have their say at open house

By Angela Brown
March 22, 2017 - 12:22pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 2:56pm

Some Riverview residents seemed to have a change of heart about projects for development in their neighbourhood after attending an open house organized by the City of North Battleford.

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