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The junior girls Vikings team was able to take home their second tournament win in as many events this year and are 6-0 in tournament play this year.
The junior girls Vikings team was able to take home their second tournament win in as many events this year and are 6-0 in tournament play this year. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Local teams shine bright in junior high basketball tournament

By Greg Higgins
December 17, 2017 - 9:30am

The Comp Vikings were able to take advantage of the home court in this weekend’s tournament, as the boy's took second and the girls won it all.

The Battlefords Humane Society still needs a lot of help from the community to fund a new building, as the current one is reaching the end of its usable life span.
The Battlefords Humane Society still needs a lot of help from the community to fund a new building, as the current one is reaching the end of its usable life span. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Local animal shelter still needs help to fund new building

By Greg Higgins
December 17, 2017 - 9:00am

There is still quite a bit to be done for the local animal shelter, as it attempts to raise funds for a new building and kennel. 

Battlefords Human Society manager, Michelle Spark, said while a new pet can make for a great gift for someone, people need to make sure the recipient actually wants the animal first before she will adopt them out as gifts.
Battlefords Human Society manager, Michelle Spark, said while a new pet can make for a great gift for someone, people need to make sure the recipient actually wants the animal first before she will adopt them out as gifts. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

SPCA heads warning about gifting pets over holidays

By Greg Higgins
December 16, 2017 - 11:38am

Every parent wants to see their child’s face light up on Christmas and while a new puppy or kitten is not on every list to Santa, the Battlefords Humane Society urges parents to think long and hard before gifting an animal.

According to the most recent statistics from the RCMP, crime is down 6 per cent this year compared to last year thanks to joint community, municipal and RCMP programs.
According to the most recent statistics from the RCMP, crime is down 6 per cent this year compared to last year thanks to joint community, municipal and RCMP programs. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Overall crime down 6 per cent in the Battlefords

By Greg Higgins
December 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

According to the most recent crime statistics for the Battlefords area, some serious offenses are up in the past year, but overall crime is down by 6 per cent.

The federal government is reviewing a investigative report which states vote-buying occurred during the recent election on Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head, Lean Man First Nation.
The federal government is reviewing a investigative report which states vote-buying occurred during the recent election on Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head, Lean Man First Nation. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Cash and drugs allegedly used to buy votes on Mosquito FN

By Greg Higgins
December 14, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: December 14, 2017 - 2:05pm

For the second time in six years, there is alledged evidence of vote buying in a Mosquito First Nation election, but this time it reportedly involves drugs being used to buy votes.

According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, council hasn't discussed the potential of Uber operating in the city and won't entertain the idea until either the company expresses interest in N.B. or the community expresses interest in wanting the service.
According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, council hasn't discussed the potential of Uber operating in the city and won't entertain the idea until either the company expresses interest in N.B. or the community expresses interest in wanting the service. file photo/CJME Staff

No plans for Uber in North Battleford yet

By Greg Higgins
December 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Uber ride-sharing service has been approved to establish itself in the province, but hasn’t set its sites on the Battlefords yet and the city says it is a bridge it will cross when they get to it.

North Battleford director of planning and development, Jennifer Niesink, addressed council on the departments plans for next year, which include the continuation of revitalization of downtown and a new pay parking lot.
North Battleford director of planning and development, Jennifer Niesink, addressed council on the departments plans for next year, which include the continuation of revitalization of downtown and a new pay parking lot. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

More downtown revitalization and pay parking lot proposed by city for 2018

By Greg Higgins
December 7, 2017 - 4:45pm Updated: December 8, 2017 - 12:39pm

According to North Battleford administration, the next phase of downtown revitalization on 101st St. from 12th Ave. to the Library will be much smoother next year and will have less impact on the business community.

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