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Bella Brown of Saskatoon blows the audience, judges and competition away after a clean and jerk of 52kg. She only weights 39.9kg herself.
Bella Brown of Saskatoon blows the audience, judges and competition away after a clean and jerk of 52kg. She only weights 39.9kg herself. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Hitting above their weight: girls showcase weightlifting skills

By Greg Higgins
February 20, 2018 - 10:00am

Weightlifting might seem like a male-dominated sport, but it was the girls who were celebrating on Family Day as they lifted far heavier weights than the boys.

The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games banner was lifted to the rafters of the North Battleford Civic Centre during the opening ceremonies Sunday night.
The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games banner was lifted to the rafters of the North Battleford Civic Centre during the opening ceremonies Sunday night. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Opening ceremonies officially kick-off Winter Games

By Greg Higgins
February 19, 2018 - 9:35am Updated: February 19, 2018 - 5:51pm

Thousands of athletes and fans filled the stands of the Civic Centre in North Battleford for the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games Sunday night.

After the potential approval from city council last this month, Magic Lantern should have shovels in the ground come April to officially start construction on the new four screen cinema.
After the potential approval from city council last this month, Magic Lantern should have shovels in the ground come April to officially start construction on the new four screen cinema. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Construction on new cinema could start in April

By Greg Higgins
February 16, 2018 - 3:35pm

If all goes to plan a land deal could be approved this month with shovels in the ground by April for the new four screen theatre in North Battleford.

The logo is meant to represent the strong history of North Battleford and its strong future according to the city.
The logo is meant to represent the strong history of North Battleford and its strong future according to the city. submitted/City of North Battleford

City unveils new logo, slogan and photo contest for downtown

By Greg Higgins
February 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

The City of North Battleford has released a new logo and slogan for downtown as part of its revitalization plan and is asking the public to submit photo’s which depict the city through the years.

Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected.
Alvin Baptiste is taking his perceived injustice in the verdict handed out in the Gerald Stanley murder trial to the provincial and federal governments in hopes the system can be corrected. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Strong words from Boushie's family at rally in N.B.

By Greg Higgins
February 10, 2018 - 3:44pm Updated: February 10, 2018 - 4:42pm

Strong words were had by the family of Colten Boushie during a peaceful demonstration held by the #justiceforcolten movement at the North Battleford courthouse Saturday afternoon.

According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, residents should prepare on additional property tax increases if the provincial government further eliminates grants in lieu of crown corporations.
According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, residents should prepare on additional property tax increases if the provincial government further eliminates grants in lieu of crown corporations. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Additional property tax could be coming; mayor of NB

By Greg Higgins
February 9, 2018 - 5:50pm

North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, didn’t come back from the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention particularly enthused about the state of the province. So much so he is warning that additional property tax increases could be on the way.

According to law professor, Glen Luther, shooting someone for simply trespassing or stealing property is not defensible and adds reasonable use of force is reliant on the situation.
According to law professor, Glen Luther, shooting someone for simply trespassing or stealing property is not defensible and adds reasonable use of force is reliant on the situation. submitted photo/Glen Luther

Law professor clarifies manslaughter and reasonable protection of property

By Greg Higgins
February 9, 2018 - 12:30pm

The Gerald Stanley trial has unearthed some confusion from the public as to what extent property owners can go to protect their property, or what consitutes manslaughter. According to one law professor, it can vary greatly on the circumstance.

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