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North Battleford Director of Leisure Services, Bill Samborski, addresses council with a new philosophy on providing programs for the clients of the Aquatic Centre and Field House.
North Battleford Director of Leisure Services, Bill Samborski, addresses council with a new philosophy on providing programs for the clients of the Aquatic Centre and Field House. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Reduced hours and programming suggested for Leisure Services

By Greg Higgins
December 7, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 7, 2017 - 4:44pm

Anyone who uses North Battleford’s Aquatic Centre and Field House at night may need to rearrange their schedules as Leisure Services announced it will be looking at reducing hours and programming at last night’s budget meeting.

North West College's North Battleford and Meadow Lake campuses will be business as usual, as the college starts their search for its new president and CEO.
North West College's North Battleford and Meadow Lake campuses will be business as usual, as the college starts their search for its new president and CEO. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

New North West College president and CEO search begins

By Greg Higgins
December 3, 2017 - 12:25pm

North West College is beginning a Canada wide search for its new president and CEO after Tavia Laliberte formally announced her resignation effective in February.

North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, appreciates the seven RCMP officers supplied by Saskatchewan, but feels more positions should be provided by the province to combat the crime issues.
North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, appreciates the seven RCMP officers supplied by Saskatchewan, but feels more positions should be provided by the province to combat the crime issues. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Mayor: provincial, federal help needed to conquer crime in N.B.

By Greg Higgins
December 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

According to North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater, the city needs provincial and federal help in order to truly overcome the crime problem in the city.

While vacancy rates continue to hit historic highs in North Battleford, rent continues to increase while other communities in the same situation are lowing rent in an attempt to keep tenants.
While vacancy rates continue to hit historic highs in North Battleford, rent continues to increase while other communities in the same situation are lowing rent in an attempt to keep tenants. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

North Battleford rent increases defying provincial trends

By Greg Higgins
November 30, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: November 30, 2017 - 4:08pm

North Battleford seems be the anomaly in the Saskatchewan renters market, according to recent data.  While other communities have lowered rent when experiencing an increase in vacancy rates, North Battleford has increased rent while vacancy rates have climbed to an all time high.  

Ryan Meili, who is running for provincial leadership of the NDP, was in North Battleford today to take in Winter Fest. He spoke with battlefordsNOW about where his plans will lead the province if elected.
Ryan Meili, who is running for provincial leadership of the NDP, was in North Battleford today to take in Winter Fest. He spoke with battlefordsNOW about where his plans will lead the province if elected. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Meili plans to lead Saskatchewan to a "healthier" future

By Greg Higgins
November 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

An NDP leadership hopeful said he wants to create a healthier province by addressing social issues.

While one school official doesn't find it necessary for Saskatchewan to follow suit with Alberta and make it illegal for school officials to tell parents about student participation in GSA groups, a local GSA member believes it should be law across the country.
While one school official doesn't find it necessary for Saskatchewan to follow suit with Alberta and make it illegal for school officials to tell parents about student participation in GSA groups, a local GSA member believes it should be law across the country. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Should teachers be prohibited from outing students to parents?

By Greg Higgins
November 25, 2017 - 11:00am

Alberta recently passed legislation prohibiting schools from informing parents if their children attended a Gay-straight Alliance (GSA) group meeting, but a local school board doesn’t think that is the best route to take.

Maclean's published an article labeling North Battleford the most dangerous city in the country. Though it looks bad the surface, mayor Ryan Bater said it highlighted the initiatives the city is doing to reduce crime and hopes it will push higher levels of government to help as well.
Maclean's published an article labeling North Battleford the most dangerous city in the country. Though it looks bad the surface, mayor Ryan Bater said it highlighted the initiatives the city is doing to reduce crime and hopes it will push higher levels of government to help as well. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Officials react to article calling North Battleford 'Canada's most dangerous city'

By Greg Higgins
November 24, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: November 24, 2017 - 6:02pm

City officials responded recently to a recent national article and subsequent national news coverage which labelled North Battleford as the "Canada's most dangerous city." 

The demolition of the old Dollarwise building in downtown N.B. could be turned into a patio for a new restaurant, according to lot owner and president of Magic Lantern Theaters, Tom Hutchinson.
The demolition of the old Dollarwise building in downtown N.B. could be turned into a patio for a new restaurant, according to lot owner and president of Magic Lantern Theaters, Tom Hutchinson. submitted/Facebook

Magic Lantern planning on further downtown revitalization

By Greg Higgins
November 23, 2017 - 12:00pm

While Magic Lantern Theatres is still in the process of planning its new five-screen theatre, the company's plans for downtown in general are ramping up with the demolition of an older building on Tuesday.

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