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
There will be more than bragging rights on the line this Friday night as the Meota Combines host the Battleford Beaver Blues at the Civic Centre in SPHL action. The Combines trail the Blues by two points in the overall league standings so a victory is important to the team.
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 RidersRoger White/BattlefordsNOW Staff
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.