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The Graham Group president said the company is prepared to take over the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford project after news of Carillion's liquidation.
The Graham Group president said the company is prepared to take over the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford project after news of Carillion's liquidation. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Liquidation of Carillion could open opportunities for Graham Group

By Greg Higgins
January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 22, 2018 - 10:20am

Carillion’s liquidation could provide opportunities according to the president of Graham Group, the other company in charge of construction and maintenance of the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford.

According to Jordan Kist with Light of Christ, the divisions school buses will never be cancelled due to extreme cold as they have the full confidence in their contractor to get transport students safely to and from school within the city. Due to Living Sky having rural routes, policy states routes be cancelled when the temperature or wind-chill drops to minus 40C as a safety precaution.
According to Jordan Kist with Light of Christ, the divisions school buses will never be cancelled due to extreme cold as they have the full confidence in their contractor to get transport students safely to and from school within the city. Due to Living Sky having rural routes, policy states routes be cancelled when the temperature or wind-chill drops to minus 40C as a safety precaution. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Bus cancellation policies differ among districts

By Greg Higgins
January 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

Parents of students in North Battleford may be wondering why buses are cancelled during extreme cold warnings for public schools and not for catholic schools. But a simple difference in policy related to urban verus rural is the simple answer.

Workers were still out in full force this morning at the Saskatchewan Hospital construction site, as Saskbuilds said the liquidation of Carillion won't delay the project.
Workers were still out in full force this morning at the Saskatchewan Hospital construction site, as Saskbuilds said the liquidation of Carillion won't delay the project. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

'Carillion liquidation won't affect completion of Sask. hospital': Saskbuilds

By Greg Higgins
January 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

The liquidation of the U.K. based company in charge of constructing and maintaining the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford (SHNB) won’t affect the completion of the facility or any jobs there, according to Saskbuilds.

The front page of the City of North Battleford's website.
The front page of the City of North Battleford's website. Screen capture/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. launches new, user friendly city website

By Greg Higgins
January 13, 2018 - 12:16pm

North Battleford has launched a new city website which promises to be more modern and user-friendly.

The site was officially launched Wednesday and communication coordinator Susanne Abe said it is a big upgrade over the previous one, which has been in use since 2013.

According to Michelle Spark, manager of the Battlefords Humane Society, the shelter put down three dogs since December after the animals contracted parvovirus. Spark said the virus is especially dangerous to dogs under two years old and is completely preventable through vaccinations.
According to Michelle Spark, manager of the Battlefords Humane Society, the shelter put down three dogs since December after the animals contracted parvovirus. Spark said the virus is especially dangerous to dogs under two years old and is completely preventable through vaccinations. Battlefords Humane Society/Facebook

Dog parvo deaths could have been prevented: Shelter manager

By Greg Higgins
January 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

Staff at the Battlefords Humane Society is urging dog owners to make sure their pets vaccines are up to date as the facility put down three dogs infected with parvovirus in the last month. 

Any guest who misbehaves will be put into stocks until they perform a task the king or queen deem fit for release or are bailed out by a fellow guest.
Any guest who misbehaves will be put into stocks until they perform a task the king or queen deem fit for release or are bailed out by a fellow guest. submitted photo/WDM

WDM invites all the Lords and Ladies for a trip back to Medieval times

By Greg Higgins
January 11, 2018 - 8:00am

Anyone wishing to experience a time before cutlery, or who already eats that way and wants to have dinner in public without being judged, will be interested in the Western Development Museum’s (WDM) Medieval Feast.

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