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Interim CEO and president of the college, Melanie Roberts said a full police investigation is underway regarding the missing $11,300 which occurred between Dec. 2016 and May 2017.
Interim CEO and president of the college, Melanie Roberts said a full police investigation is underway regarding the missing $11,300 which occurred between Dec. 2016 and May 2017. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

North West College reports over $11K missing

By Greg Higgins
March 29, 2018 - 11:27am

A police investigation is underway after North West College reported a loss of $11,300 over a five-month span.

According to province wide news release from the Saskatchewan government this morning, the losses occurred between December 2016 and May 2017.

Council needs to decide soon if an interim city manager is needed if one can't be hired before the current one leaves in May. According to Mayor Ryan Bater, the process could take up to six months.
Council needs to decide soon if an interim city manager is needed if one can't be hired before the current one leaves in May. According to Mayor Ryan Bater, the process could take up to six months. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Council may seek interim city manager while searching for replacement

By Greg Higgins
March 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

The search is already on to find North Battleford’s next city manager, but Mayor Ryan Bater isn’t sure if a replacement can be found in time and said council needs to decide if there's a need for a temporary replacement.

North Battleford's city manager, Jim Puffalt, will be leaving in May to take on the same position for Moose Jaw administration.
North Battleford's city manager, Jim Puffalt, will be leaving in May to take on the same position for Moose Jaw administration. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

N.B. city manager accepts position in Moose Jaw

By Greg Higgins
March 27, 2018 - 9:27am

North Battleford will be looking for a new city manager, as Jim Puffalt has accepted the city manager position in Moose Jaw starting in May.

The announcement was made this morning in an emailed release from Mayor Ryan Bater.

Parents in rural areas with kids who attend school in the Battlefords need to make alternative plans to have their students picked up as all rural bus routes have been cancelled.
Parents in rural areas with kids who attend school in the Battlefords need to make alternative plans to have their students picked up as all rural bus routes have been cancelled. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Rural school bus routes cancelled this afternoon

By Greg Higgins
March 23, 2018 - 2:07pm

Parents in rural areas outside the Battlefords with students who made it to school this morning need to plan to pick them up this afternoon, as buses have been cancelled due to weather.

Between the Lines has publicly rejected a request to meet with Gerald Stanley about a potential book deal, stating it will stand in solidarity with the Boushie family.
Between the Lines has publicly rejected a request to meet with Gerald Stanley about a potential book deal, stating it will stand in solidarity with the Boushie family. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Publisher rejects Stanley book deal; Stanley lawyer responds

By Greg Higgins
March 23, 2018 - 11:12am

A publishing company openly rejected Gerald Stanley’s request for a book deal and advised other companies to follow suit.

City council will decide at this Monday's meeting whether to amend zoning to develop  a "rooming house" which will provide long-term housing and support for up to eight homeless people.
City council will decide at this Monday's meeting whether to amend zoning to develop a "rooming house" which will provide long-term housing and support for up to eight homeless people. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

New N.B. homeless living facility up for approval at next council meeting

By Greg Higgins
March 20, 2018 - 4:14pm

A new construction project for long-term housing for up to eight homeless people has been proposed in North Battleford, with a second facility proposed for the future.

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