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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

Byron Merkosky has been appointed the new chair of the North West College board of governors, succeeding Ken Hodgson, who stepped down after an extended term.
Byron Merkosky has been appointed the new chair of the North West College board of governors, succeeding Ken Hodgson, who stepped down after an extended term. Submitted photo/Kendra Rowswell

North West College welcomes new board of governors

By battlefordsNOW Staff
April 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

There will be plenty of new faces around the table when the North West College's board of governors hold their next meeting, as three new members and a new chair were recently appointed by the Government of Saskatchewan.

North Battleford firm Ultra Print is giving away free “Broncos Strong” posters to bolster support for those affected by the tragedy.
North Battleford firm Ultra Print is giving away free “Broncos Strong” posters to bolster support for those affected by the tragedy. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local business community shows support for Humboldt Broncos bus crash victims

By Angela Brown
April 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

The local Battlefords business community is stepping up to show its support for the victims in the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash Friday. 

Premier Scott Moe and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer will release the new provincial budget on April 10.
Premier Scott Moe and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer will release the new provincial budget on April 10. Canadian Press

City administrators and chamber members hope for favourable budget

By Angela Brown
April 6, 2018 - 4:43pm Updated: April 6, 2018 - 5:16pm

Some local community leaders are crossing their fingers hoping the provincial budget being released Tuesday will be more favourable than last year’s offering.  

The City of North Battleford's Mayor Ryan Bater said he hopes some of last year's changes will be reversed.

BUH Foundation Executive Director Claudette McGuire, Nurse Manager Chris Etcheverry, and Q98's Nic Fransoo announced May 11 as the date for the third annual On Air for Health Care radiothon on CJNB/CJNS, Q98 and 93.3 The Rock.
BUH Foundation Executive Director Claudette McGuire, Nurse Manager Chris Etcheverry, and Q98's Nic Fransoo announced May 11 as the date for the third annual On Air for Health Care radiothon on CJNB/CJNS, Q98 and 93.3 The Rock. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Third annual radiothon not missing a beat for the BUH

By Roger White
April 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

It’s official. The third annual On Air for Health Care radiothon will air once again this year on 1050 CJNB/CJNS, Q98, and 93.3 The Rock, raising money for much-needed equipment at the Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH).

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