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North Battleford council didn't express any opposition to Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) granting permits for two cannabis retail sales outlets in North Battleford.
North Battleford council didn't express any opposition to Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) granting permits for two cannabis retail sales outlets in North Battleford. file photo/Canadian Press

N.B. city council not opposed to cannabis retail sales

By Angela Brown
January 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

North Battleford city council didn't raise any objections last night to the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) granting permits for future retail sales of cannabis in the municipality. when the issue came up at Monday's meeting.

The Battlefords North Stars are now ranked number six nationally in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League standings.
The Battlefords North Stars are now ranked number six nationally in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League standings. file photo/battlefordsNOW

North Stars back in top-10 in national rankings

By Roger White
January 23, 2018 - 10:00am Updated: January 23, 2018 - 12:38pm

After a one week hiatus, the Battlefords North Stars are once again back in the top-10 in the weekly Canadian Junior Hockey League’s (CJHL) top-20 national rankings, following a pair of weekend wins against Yorkton and Melville.

A judge ruled 93 documents involved in the Husky Energy oil spill investigation will remain sealed.
A judge ruled 93 documents involved in the Husky Energy oil spill investigation will remain sealed. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Court orders oil spill documents sealed to investigators

By Bryan Eneas
January 22, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 23, 2018 - 8:44am

A judge has decided numerous documents pertaining to the Husky Energy oil spill in 2016, which affected multiple communities along the North Saskatchewan River, will remain sealed to Environment Canada investigators.

Living Sky School Division has announced it will be having meetings with community partners in response to recent tragedies.
Living Sky School Division has announced it will be having meetings with community partners in response to recent tragedies. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Living Sky planning meeting following recent tragedies at Comp High

By Angela Brown
January 22, 2018 - 2:36pm

Living Sky School Division has announced they will be meeting with community partners in response to the news that two high school students have tragically died by suicide recently. 

Clayton Favel, who appeared in court Monday via CCTV, is facing a charge of attempted murder, plus numerous other charges, in relation to a Jan. 5 shooting incident in North Battleford. His case has been remanded to Feb. 5.
Clayton Favel, who appeared in court Monday via CCTV, is facing a charge of attempted murder, plus numerous other charges, in relation to a Jan. 5 shooting incident in North Battleford. His case has been remanded to Feb. 5. Facebook/Clayton Favel

Case held over for man facing attempted murder charge in N.B.

By Angela Brown
January 22, 2018 - 1:33pm

The case involving a man facing a charge of attempted murder has been remanded until Feb. 5 when the accused is scheduled to enter a plea. 

Clayton Favel, 19, who is in custody, appeared in North Battleford provincial court via CCTV from Saskatoon, Monday. 

Combine goalie Josh Alook standing his ground during a Battlefords power play on Friday night. Meota beat the Stars 8-1 last night in SPHL action.
Combine goalie Josh Alook standing his ground during a Battlefords power play on Friday night. Meota beat the Stars 8-1 last night in SPHL action. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Combines blast Beaver Blues, extend SPHL lead

By Roger White
January 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

It was supposed to be a clash of two of the top three teams in the Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League (SPHL) last night, however, only one team showed up.

The first place Meota Combines routed the third place Battleford Beaver Blues 8-1 at the Battleford Arena.

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