Business & Economy

Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer will speak at the local Chamber's post-budget luncheon in North Battleford on April 30.
Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer will speak at the local Chamber's post-budget luncheon in North Battleford on April 30. file photo/CJME News Staff

Finance Minister coming to N.B. for Chamber's post-budget luncheon

By Angela Brown
April 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to host the upcoming post-budget luncheon with a presentation from Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer.

The North Battleford Golf and Country Club said below-average temperatures and snow have caused the course to remain closed longer than it has in over a decade.
The North Battleford Golf and Country Club said below-average temperatures and snow have caused the course to remain closed longer than it has in over a decade. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Warmer weather has local golf courses optimistic

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Golfers at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club would normally be hitting the links already by this time in April, but due to below-average temperatures so far this month, the local course isn’t open yet and there is no timeframe for when it will be.

Council approved an amended zoning bylaw outlining where a cannabis retail outlet or production facility could be located.
Council approved an amended zoning bylaw outlining where a cannabis retail outlet or production facility could be located. file photo/Canadian Press

Town of Battleford approves cannabis zoning bylaw

By Angela Brown
April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Town of Battleford approved a zoning amendment bylaw for any future potential cannabis retail outlets and grow operations at its meeting Monday.

No one objected at a public hearing before council carried second and third reading of the bylaw.

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce will host the national Talk with our Kids About Money event in North Battleford Wedensday and have organized two presentations at local schools.
The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce will host the national Talk with our Kids About Money event in North Battleford Wedensday and have organized two presentations at local schools. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battlefords Chamber to teach kids about financial literacy

By Greg Higgins
April 17, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: April 17, 2018 - 4:24pm

Local seventh graders will be educated on financial literacy tomorrow as a nationwide event comes to the Battlefords. 

Talk with our Kids About Money is put on by the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education with the support of Scotia Bank.

The province's dealers' association says with the PST only on the difference between the sale and trade-in price, and along with the trade-in allowance the price of used cars will not increase.
The province's dealers' association says with the PST only on the difference between the sale and trade-in price, and along with the trade-in allowance the price of used cars will not increase. Britton Gray/980 CJME

Some break for consumers on new PST rules on trade-ins: SADA

By Glenn Hicks
April 14, 2018 - 10:53am

The Saskatchewan Automobile Dealers' Association (SADA) is clarifying what the PST on used cars means for dealers and the public, and said: “it’s going to be a benefit all the way around.”

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.

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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