Greg Higgins

In just under two months the Battlefords will be filled with athletes competing in sports like snowboarding, hockey and curling along with droves of sports fans for the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games.
In just under two months the Battlefords will be filled with athletes competing in sports like snowboarding, hockey and curling along with droves of sports fans for the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sask Winter Games begins final push for volunteers

By Greg Higgins
January 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Saskatchewan Winter Games are just over a month away and organizers are entering their final push as hundreds of volunteers are still needed.

Doug holding down the control room at the old station building in 1994.
Doug holding down the control room at the old station building in 1994. submitted/Doug Harrison

The end of an era: Doug Harrison retires from CJNB after 45 years on-air

By Greg Higgins
January 10, 2018 - 8:00am Updated: January 10, 2018 - 12:07pm

He’s been the voice of CJNB for nearly half a century, and now as Doug Harrison signs off the air for the last time today, he is described as a caring husband, a passionate father and a consummate professional by those close to him.

Even though total riders and donations were down this year, organization chair, Bill Bowman, said the service is always a success when they get any amount of people home safe.
Even though total riders and donations were down this year, organization chair, Bill Bowman, said the service is always a success when they get any amount of people home safe. submitted/Operation Red Nose Facebook page

Organizers say Battlefords Operation Red Nose campaign a success

By Greg Higgins
January 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

Despite the drop in total rides this year, the Battlefords Operation Red Nose was still considered a huge success to organizers.

According to Lighthouse genereal manager, Kerry Reimer, the local shelter in North Battleford has ample supplies and room for anyone who needs to escape the extreme cold the area is experiencing.
According to Lighthouse genereal manager, Kerry Reimer, the local shelter in North Battleford has ample supplies and room for anyone who needs to escape the extreme cold the area is experiencing. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Local shelters ready to accommodate anyone in need

By Greg Higgins
December 31, 2017 - 9:37am

As the city remains locked in an Arctic deep-freeze and temperatures drop below -40C at night, no one should be outside for too long and The Lighthouse has its doors open, ready for those in need.

Tara Sample was the big winner, taking home the Can-Am quad after her family donated roughly 200 cases of soup in this years 93.3 The Rock's Holiday Ball Breaker
Tara Sample was the big winner, taking home the Can-Am quad after her family donated roughly 200 cases of soup in this years 93.3 The Rock's Holiday Ball Breaker file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

The Rock's Ball Breaker aims to smash hunger, raises over $21k

By Greg Higgins
December 24, 2017 - 8:31am

Local broadcaster 93.3 The Rock’s annual Ball Breaker raised over $21,000 for the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre.

The two-week event asked listeners to drop off donations of cash or soup to help the food bank and be entered into a draw for a Can-Am quad.

Bobby Cameron, chief of the FSIN, accused employees at the North Battleford Canadian Tire of racial profiling in a statement issued earlier today.
Bobby Cameron, chief of the FSIN, accused employees at the North Battleford Canadian Tire of racial profiling in a statement issued earlier today. submitted photo/CKOM News Staff

Local Canadian Tire branch accused of racism by FSIN, store claims employees followed protocol

By Greg Higgins
December 21, 2017 - 4:06pm Updated: December 21, 2017 - 4:42pm

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) has accused the North Battleford Canadian Tire of racial profiling, but a statement from the store says employees were following protocol after a door alarm was triggered. 

Dr. Schlapkohl with the Saskatchewan Health Authority advises lowering expectations during the holiday season to avoid stress.
Dr. Schlapkohl with the Saskatchewan Health Authority advises lowering expectations during the holiday season to avoid stress. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Lower expectations for stress relief over holidays: Psychologist

By Greg Higgins
December 20, 2017 - 12:15pm Updated: December 20, 2017 - 1:05pm

The holiday season is supposed to be one of cheer and joy for most, but for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one or those with anxiety, this can be the toughest time of year for them.

Before amalgamating into the new Saskatchewan Health Authority, PNHR averaged the second fewest sick days in the province.
Before amalgamating into the new Saskatchewan Health Authority, PNHR averaged the second fewest sick days in the province. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Former health region ranked second lowest average sick days used

By Greg Higgins
December 20, 2017 - 8:00am

Before amalgamating into a single provincial health authority, the now former Prairie North Health Region cut down its average sick days per full time equivalent to the second lowest in Saskatchewan.

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