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Meadow Lake RCMP are looking for the person or persons responsible for the death of a puppy found at the off-leash dog park in Meadow Lake on April 9.
Meadow Lake RCMP are looking for the person or persons responsible for the death of a puppy found at the off-leash dog park in Meadow Lake on April 9. file photo/meadowlakeNOW

Slaughtered puppy found; RCMP say machete was used

By Roger White
April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: April 12, 2017 - 1:10pm

It was a gruesome discovery.

On Sunday night, Meadow lake RCMP were called to the off-leash dog park on 9th Avenue East where the body of a puppy had been discovered.

Lack of moisture over the winter months and very dry conditions in the area has resulted in the R.M. of Battle River issuing a fire ban last week.
Lack of moisture over the winter months and very dry conditions in the area has resulted in the R.M. of Battle River issuing a fire ban last week. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

'Mother nature will determine lifting of fire ban': Fire Chief

By Roger White
April 11, 2017 - 10:49am

While most residents are thankful that the area received less than normal snowfall this past winter the same cannot be said for fire officials in the Battle River area.

Ag Canada scientists are tracking the possible migration of the pea leaf weevil to the local area.
Ag Canada scientists are tracking the possible migration of the pea leaf weevil to the local area. submitted photo/Meghan Vankosky

Researcher keeping eye on weevil migration

By Roger White
April 10, 2017 - 12:50pm Updated: April 11, 2017 - 6:35am

Agriculture Canada researchers are paying close attention to an insect that could wreak havoc with faba and pea bean yields.

The pea leaf weevil has been moving further north in Saskatchewan and there are some fears the pest could reach the North Battleford area soon.

Jesse Labelle (L) and Colin Evans (R) hold the Lakelands Library banner as over 150 people gather in front of MLA Herb Cox's office in North Battleford to protest the recent budget cuts to provincial libraries.
Jesse Labelle (L) and Colin Evans (R) hold the Lakelands Library banner as over 150 people gather in front of MLA Herb Cox's office in North Battleford to protest the recent budget cuts to provincial libraries. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Huge turnout for drop everything and read

By Roger White
April 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

Over 150 people waved signs and brought their favourite book to read as the community gathered in front of Battleford MLA Herb Cox's office on Friday afternoon.

Thieves in Cut Knife made off with several long barrel firearms recently according to RCMP.
Thieves in Cut Knife made off with several long barrel firearms recently according to RCMP. file photo/battlefordsNow staff

Cut Knife thieves steal firearms

By Roger White
April 7, 2017 - 2:17pm

Cut Knife RCMP are investigating the theft of several long-barrelled firearms after a break and enter at a farm house located in the RM of Hillsdale recently. The thieves made off with the guns, as well as miscellaneous tools.

Thursdays temperature shot to 21.4 but it wasn't the highest on record.
Thursdays temperature shot to 21.4 but it wasn't the highest on record. Roger White/battlefordsNow Staff

112 year old temperature record almost falls

By Roger White
April 7, 2017 - 7:41am Updated: April 7, 2017 - 8:14am

While Thursday may have been the warmest day of 2017 so far, it was just shy of the all-time temperature high in the Battlefords.

By mid-afternoon yesterday the mercury had risen to 21.4 C. The initial record was set in 1905 when temperatures reached 22.2 C.

Battleford RCMP warn residents uttering a threat of any kind is a very serious offence.
Battleford RCMP warn residents uttering a threat of any kind is a very serious offence. file photo/battlefordsNow staff

Teen threats taken seriously by RCMP

By Roger White
April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm

Police are investigating reports of a 15-year-old male youth uttering threats towards a 13-year-old boy on Wednesday in North Battleford.

Cpl. James Fenrich of the Battlefords RCMP said no charges have been laid and both boys have been spoken to about the incident.

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