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The Living Sky and Light of Christ school divisions created the Violence Threat Risk Assessment protocol in March.
The Living Sky and Light of Christ school divisions created the Violence Threat Risk Assessment protocol in March. file photo/battlefordsNOW

2016 Year in Review — March

By Roger White
December 27, 2016 - 6:00am

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2016, BattlefordsNow.com is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

The month of March was certainly an interesting one if you were a fan of politics.

As the weather temperatures fluctuate, the ice on Jack Fish lake heaves and forms hard ridges, which can be dangerous for those enjoying the sport.
As the weather temperatures fluctuate, the ice on Jack Fish lake heaves and forms hard ridges, which can be dangerous for those enjoying the sport. file photo/battlefordsNOW

Ice heaving causes concern for sledders

By Roger White
December 23, 2016 - 12:00pm

With local temperatures rising and falling drastically the past few weeks, conditions for snowmobiles are less than ideal.

Members of a local snowmobiling club want to warn sledders to use caution when venturing out this winter, especially in areas such as Jack Fish.

Wayne Schlapkohl, a psychologist with the Battleford Mental Health Centre feels that along with money problems, family conflicts, and loss of a loved one, many times expectations are a main trigger that can turn the joyous season into one of sadness and isolation.
Wayne Schlapkohl, a psychologist with the Battleford Mental Health Centre feels that along with money problems, family conflicts, and loss of a loved one, many times expectations are a main trigger that can turn the joyous season into one of sadness and isolation. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

Blue Christmas more than a song around the holidays

By Roger White
December 22, 2016 - 5:00pm

Christmas is traditionally a time for celebration but according to one local doctor, it can be a stressful time of year causing the 'Christmas Blues'.

Over 400 food hampers have been delivered and over 640 toys have been distributed to families in the area from the Empty Stocking Fund.
Over 400 food hampers have been delivered and over 640 toys have been distributed to families in the area from the Empty Stocking Fund. submitted photo/Erin Katerynych

Empty Stocking Fund drawing huge support

By Roger White
December 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

To say the Battlefords Empty Stocking Fund has been busy over the past few weeks would be an understatement.

Battleford District Food and Resource Centre executive director Erin Katerynych, who is also chair of the Empty Stocking Fund, says the community support has been sensational.

Battlefords residents can expect to enjoy outdoor activities a bit more this week, as temperatures rise.
Battlefords residents can expect to enjoy outdoor activities a bit more this week, as temperatures rise. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Warmer temperatures expected all week

By Roger White
December 19, 2016 - 10:23am

Battlefords residents are enjoying warmer temperatures this week after a polar vortex engulfed much of Canada recently. After a frigid span of two weeks culminating with a minus 40 wind chill on Friday, many residents got quite a shock on Sunday when the mercury rose to minus three.

(L to R) Terry “Buff” McGovern, Canadian Legion of Riders, Kathy Lee, district care facility manager, Linda How, district care nursing unit coordinator, Vicki Smith, Canadian Legion of Riders treasurer, and Jack Tatchell, District of Canadian Legion of Riders
(L to R) Terry “Buff” McGovern, Canadian Legion of Riders, Kathy Lee, district care facility manager, Linda How, district care nursing unit coordinator, Vicki Smith, Canadian Legion of Riders treasurer, and Jack Tatchell, District of Canadian Legion of Riders Roger White/BattlefordsNOW Staff

Canadian Legion of Riders give back to district care

By Roger White
December 15, 2016 - 10:00am

Christmas came early for the Battlefords District Care Centre recently after members of the Canadian Legion of Riders (CLR) donated a cheque to enable the facility to purchase a new blood pressure machine.

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