Battlefords

North Battleford's administration is encouraging residents to get out and help their neighbors in an effort to reduce property crime. Residents can nominate their neighbors who help out and they will be entered into a draw for a prize at a council meeting each month.
North Battleford's administration is encouraging residents to get out and help their neighbors in an effort to reduce property crime. Residents can nominate their neighbors who help out and they will be entered into a draw for a prize at a council meeting each month. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

City introduces Neighborhood Champion program to help reduce property crime

By Greg Higgins
April 12, 2018 - 3:00pm

A new program in North Battleford aims to promote camaraderie among neighbourhood residents by rewarding those who look out for one another.

Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys bring their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time country, folk, rockabilly, Celtic and swing to the Dekker Centre Sunday night at 8 p.m.
Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys bring their unique blend of bluegrass, old-time country, folk, rockabilly, Celtic and swing to the Dekker Centre Sunday night at 8 p.m. submitted photo/gordiemackeeman.com

Award-winning performers coming to Dekker Centre

By Roger White
April 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

They have been called the Maritime’s “best kept secret” however Moe McGuinty is about to let the secret out onto the stage of the Dekker Centre this Sunday night at 8 p.m. as Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys get set to perform.

Living Sky School Division will be receiving less funding from the province than last year due to lower student enrolment numbers.
Living Sky School Division will be receiving less funding from the province than last year due to lower student enrolment numbers. File photo/CJME News Staff

Living Sky facing lessened provincial funding due to lower enrolment

By Angela Brown
April 12, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: April 12, 2018 - 12:52pm

Living Sky School Division will see a decline in funding from the province for the 2018-19 school year, largely due to a decline in enrolment.

The City of North Battleford is flying its flags at half mast for 15 days to recognize the 15 individuals who died in the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash April 6.
The City of North Battleford is flying its flags at half mast for 15 days to recognize the 15 individuals who died in the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash April 6. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

City of North Battleford recognizes Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims

By Angela Brown
April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

The City of North Battleford has lowered the flags outside City Hall to half-mast for 15 days to recognize the 15 people who died in the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash last Friday.

A local member of the provincial NDP executive doesn't feel yesterday's budget goes far enough to address key issues facing the province.
A local member of the provincial NDP executive doesn't feel yesterday's budget goes far enough to address key issues facing the province. File photo/CKOM News Staff

Budget falls short of addressing province's issues: Feist

By Roger White
April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

While reaction to yesterday’s provincial budget has been mixed, a local member of the provincial NDP executive feels the budget fell far short of addressing many issues the province is facing.

A special weather statement has been issued for central Saskatchewan this morning, bringing anywhere between 2 and 4 cm of snow to the Battlefords.
A special weather statement has been issued for central Saskatchewan this morning, bringing anywhere between 2 and 4 cm of snow to the Battlefords. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Weather Statement issued for region

By Roger White
April 11, 2018 - 7:52am

Will winter ever end?

It's a question many are asking this morning as Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the Battlefords, Wilkie, Maidstone and surrounding areas.

Veteran MLA Herb Cox feels Tuesday's budget was "pretty positive" with increase spending in health care, education and social services.
Veteran MLA Herb Cox feels Tuesday's budget was "pretty positive" with increase spending in health care, education and social services. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battlefords MLA calls provincial budget 'pretty positive'

By Roger White
April 10, 2018 - 5:49pm

Battlefords MLA Herb Cox has seen his share of provincial budgets since he became the area representative in the Saskatchewan legislature in 2011 and while he knows not everyone will be pleased with the document presented by Finance Minister Donna Harpauer, he believes Tuesday’s budget is exactly

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