Business & Economy

A local specialist doesn’t expect there will any significant local impact as a result of the new mortgage stress test rules that came into effect Jan. 1. There is the potential that home prices could possibly decrease in the future, however, if there is an impact on sales.
A local specialist doesn’t expect there will any significant local impact as a result of the new mortgage stress test rules that came into effect Jan. 1. There is the potential that home prices could possibly decrease in the future, however, if there is an impact on sales. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Mortgage stress test means new rules for Battlefords home buyers

By Angela Brown
January 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Battlefords home buyers may need to plan ahead to ensure they meet the stiffer requirements for purchasing the home they have their eye on as a result of Canada’s new mortgage stress test that went into effect on Jan.

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal by-election on Dec.11.
Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal by-election on Dec.11. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review-December

By Roger White
December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 31, 2017 - 1:42pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

Maclean's published an article labeling North Battleford the most dangerous city in the country. Though it looks bad the surface, mayor Ryan Bater said it highlighted the initiatives the city is doing to reduce crime and hopes it will push higher levels of government to help as well.
Maclean's published an article labeling North Battleford the most dangerous city in the country. Though it looks bad the surface, mayor Ryan Bater said it highlighted the initiatives the city is doing to reduce crime and hopes it will push higher levels of government to help as well. file photo/battlefordsNOW

2017 Year In Review-November

By Roger White
December 30, 2017 - 10:00am Updated: December 30, 2017 - 2:06pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

The trial dates in the case involving Gerald Stanley are set for early 2018. Stanley is facing a charge of second-degree murder related to the death of Colten Boushie (pictured) on Aug. 9, 2016, on Stanley's Biggar-area farm.
The trial dates in the case involving Gerald Stanley are set for early 2018. Stanley is facing a charge of second-degree murder related to the death of Colten Boushie (pictured) on Aug. 9, 2016, on Stanley's Biggar-area farm. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review - August

By Roger White
December 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

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The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games committee is still hoping to see more volunteers sign up to help with the big event coming to North Battleford in February.
The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games committee is still hoping to see more volunteers sign up to help with the big event coming to North Battleford in February. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sask Games committee looking for more volunteers

By Angela Brown
December 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Saskatchewan Winter Games committee is putting the call out for more volunteers to sign up to help with the big event coming to North Battleford in just over a month from now.

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