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Due to provincial budget cuts from last year, the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed Friday, Sunday and Monday during Easter long weekend.
Due to provincial budget cuts from last year, the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed Friday, Sunday and Monday during Easter long weekend. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

CUplex facilities closed for majority of long weekend

By Greg Higgins
March 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Families looking for something to do together this Easter long weekend might have to rule out a visit to North Battleford’s CUplex as both the Field House and Aquatic Centre will be closed for most of the weekend.

City of North Battleford council approved a project to develop a rooming house at its recent meeting.
City of North Battleford council approved a project to develop a rooming house at its recent meeting. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Rooming house project moving ahead despite some opposition

By Angela Brown
March 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

A proposal for a rooming house in North Battleford received council’s approval at North Battleford City Hall Monday, despite some opposition from the public.

Council voted unanimously for the project to allow a rooming house to be developed at 1132 - 98 Street..

Council needs to decide soon if an interim city manager is needed if one can't be hired before the current one leaves in May. According to Mayor Ryan Bater, the process could take up to six months.
Council needs to decide soon if an interim city manager is needed if one can't be hired before the current one leaves in May. According to Mayor Ryan Bater, the process could take up to six months. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Council may seek interim city manager while searching for replacement

By Greg Higgins
March 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

The search is already on to find North Battleford’s next city manager, but Mayor Ryan Bater isn’t sure if a replacement can be found in time and said council needs to decide if there's a need for a temporary replacement.

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater with firefighters Leslie Markewich and Trevor Watts, and North Battleford Fire Department Fire Chief Trevor Brice. Markewich and Watts were honoured with awards for long service Monday.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater with firefighters Leslie Markewich and Trevor Watts, and North Battleford Fire Department Fire Chief Trevor Brice. Markewich and Watts were honoured with awards for long service Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. firefighters awarded for long service

By Angela Brown
March 28, 2018 - 8:00am

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater joined Fire Chief Trevor Brice at City Hall Monday to honour two long-serving firefighters with North Battleford's fire department.

North Battleford council revised some of the details for a proposed zoning bylaw related to cannabis sales and production.
North Battleford council revised some of the details for a proposed zoning bylaw related to cannabis sales and production. file photo/Canadian Press

North Battleford City Hall crafting zoning plans for cannabis

By Angela Brown
March 27, 2018 - 2:01pm

The City of North Battleford's council has asked administration to prepare a zoning bylaw for land use pertaining to future cannabis retail outlets and potentially a production facility.

Battleford's RCMP Staff Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt discusses future town hall events at North Battleford City Hall Monday.
Battleford's RCMP Staff Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt discusses future town hall events at North Battleford City Hall Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

RCMP planning town hall meetings for April

By Angela Brown
March 27, 2018 - 1:00pm

Locals will soon get an update on police efforts to combat crime in the community at the Battleford's RCMP's town hall meetings planned for April.

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater said he is looking forward to the events.

North Battleford's city manager, Jim Puffalt, will be leaving in May to take on the same position for Moose Jaw administration.
North Battleford's city manager, Jim Puffalt, will be leaving in May to take on the same position for Moose Jaw administration. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

N.B. city manager accepts position in Moose Jaw

By Greg Higgins
March 27, 2018 - 9:27am

North Battleford will be looking for a new city manager, as Jim Puffalt has accepted the city manager position in Moose Jaw starting in May.

The announcement was made this morning in an emailed release from Mayor Ryan Bater.

Mayor Ryan Bater, left, with Battlefords MLA Herb Cox seen last summer at Cameron McIntosh Airport in North Battleford during a 2017 funding announcement. The city hopes to receive more funding from the province this year in a cost-sharing plan to  continue its ongoing rehabilitation work of the airport’s runway.
Mayor Ryan Bater, left, with Battlefords MLA Herb Cox seen last summer at Cameron McIntosh Airport in North Battleford during a 2017 funding announcement. The city hopes to receive more funding from the province this year in a cost-sharing plan to continue its ongoing rehabilitation work of the airport’s runway. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

City hoping province will help with airport upgrades

By Angela Brown
March 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

North Battleford City Hall hopes to continue with plans to make runway upgrades at the Cameron McIntosh Airport, and is hoping the province will kick in some cash to do so.

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