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Arrest made after 'high risk' early-morning search warrant in Battleford

By Greg Higgins
April 20, 2018 - 7:29am Updated: April 20, 2018 - 5:25pm

UPDATE: Police say a 64-year-old man was remanded in custody and will appear in Battlefords Provincial Court on April 23 at 9:30 a.m. 

There were no injuries during the execution of the warrant and Mounties seized a number of firearms. 

 

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North Battleford plans to treat consumption of cannabis like liquor, prohibiting it from public areas.
North Battleford plans to treat consumption of cannabis like liquor, prohibiting it from public areas. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Public cannabis consumption could be prohibited in North Battleford

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

As official legalization of cannabis in Canada draws closer, North Battleford is deciding where exactly the substance can be consumed and according to the city manager, the rules will likely mirror alcohol consumption.

The North Battleford Golf and Country Club said below-average temperatures and snow have caused the course to remain closed longer than it has in over a decade.
The North Battleford Golf and Country Club said below-average temperatures and snow have caused the course to remain closed longer than it has in over a decade. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Warmer weather has local golf courses optimistic

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Golfers at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club would normally be hitting the links already by this time in April, but due to below-average temperatures so far this month, the local course isn’t open yet and there is no timeframe for when it will be.

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce will host the national Talk with our Kids About Money event in North Battleford Wedensday and have organized two presentations at local schools.
The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce will host the national Talk with our Kids About Money event in North Battleford Wedensday and have organized two presentations at local schools. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battlefords Chamber to teach kids about financial literacy

By Greg Higgins
April 17, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: April 17, 2018 - 4:24pm

Local seventh graders will be educated on financial literacy tomorrow as a nationwide event comes to the Battlefords. 

Talk with our Kids About Money is put on by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education with the support of Scotia Bank.

North Battleford's administration is encouraging residents to get out and help their neighbors in an effort to reduce property crime. Residents can nominate their neighbors who help out and they will be entered into a draw for a prize at a council meeting each month.
North Battleford's administration is encouraging residents to get out and help their neighbors in an effort to reduce property crime. Residents can nominate their neighbors who help out and they will be entered into a draw for a prize at a council meeting each month. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

City introduces Neighborhood Champion program to help reduce property crime

By Greg Higgins
April 12, 2018 - 3:00pm

A new program in North Battleford aims to promote camaraderie among neighbourhood residents by rewarding those who look out for one another.

Counsel representing the respondents in the case alleging Red Pheasant Chief and council of corruption, had their argument heard in court Thursday, Lawyers tried to discredit the applicants argument by questioning the character of those who swore affidavits against the band council.
Counsel representing the respondents in the case alleging Red Pheasant Chief and council of corruption, had their argument heard in court Thursday, Lawyers tried to discredit the applicants argument by questioning the character of those who swore affidavits against the band council. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Lawyers representing Red Pheasant council attempt to discredit applicants

By Greg Higgins
April 6, 2018 - 8:21am Updated: April 6, 2018 - 1:35pm

Lawyers representing Red Pheasant Chief and council had their turn in court yesterday as they tried to disprove allegations of corruption during the last election by discrediting the applicant’s evidence.

Red Pheasant Chief, Clint Wuttunee, along with several current councillors are accused of paying for votes and bribing those who submitted affidavits blowing the whistle on their corruption to recent submissions.
Red Pheasant Chief, Clint Wuttunee, along with several current councillors are accused of paying for votes and bribing those who submitted affidavits blowing the whistle on their corruption to recent submissions. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Trial continues on Red Pheasant FN corruption allegations

By Greg Higgins
April 5, 2018 - 9:40am Updated: April 5, 2018 - 11:20am

The Red Pheasant First Nation was front and centre yesterday in a Saskatoon court to hear allegations of vote buying.

Michelle Good, the applicant, alleged to court that perspective stafff rented a hotel room to buy votes during advanced polling.

The Chief and council of Red Pheasant Cree Nation are currently at a hearing at Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon facing accusation of vote buying and not informing band members of a resolution change to increase the amount of years council is in power. If either is proven the 2016 election could be overturned.
The Chief and council of Red Pheasant Cree Nation are currently at a hearing at Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatoon facing accusation of vote buying and not informing band members of a resolution change to increase the amount of years council is in power. If either is proven the 2016 election could be overturned. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW staff

Court hearing accusations of vote buying on Red Pheasant

By Greg Higgins
April 4, 2018 - 8:46am

A lawyer and Red Pheasant band member is hoping to have the 2016 election overturned in federal court due to allegations of corruption.  

Due to provincial budget cuts from last year, the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed Friday, Sunday and Monday during Easter long weekend.
Due to provincial budget cuts from last year, the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed Friday, Sunday and Monday during Easter long weekend. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

CUplex facilities closed for majority of long weekend

By Greg Higgins
March 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Families looking for something to do together this Easter long weekend might have to rule out a visit to North Battleford’s CUplex as both the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed for most of the weekend.

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