Crime & Courts

North Battleford plans to treat consumption of cannabis like liquor, prohibiting it from public areas.
North Battleford plans to treat consumption of cannabis like liquor, prohibiting it from public areas. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Public cannabis consumption could be prohibited in North Battleford

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

As official legalization of cannabis in Canada draws closer, North Battleford is deciding where exactly the substance can be consumed and according to the city manager, the rules will likely mirror alcohol consumption.

Battlefords RCMP Insp. John Sutherland speaks to stakeholders about some of the RCMP's priorities.
Battlefords RCMP Insp. John Sutherland speaks to stakeholders about some of the RCMP's priorities. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battlefords RCMP meet with stakeholders to set out community safety priorities

By Angela Brown
April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

Battlefords RCMP met with local officials and stakeholders Wednesday to learn more about the law-enforcement needs in the region as part of the RCMP's annual performance planning work.

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