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An annual round dance celebration that is free and open to the public will be held at the Don Ross gymnasium in North Battleford on Feb. 2.
An annual round dance celebration that is free and open to the public will be held at the Don Ross gymnasium in North Battleford on Feb. 2. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Memorial Round Dance event returns to Battlefords

By Angela Brown
January 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Battlefords area residents will have an opportunity to join in a traditional round dance coming to North Battleford next month. 

This marks the Third Memorial Round Dance in honour of Allen Sapp and Walking with Our Sisters.

Helen Urlacher of Wilkie displays a sign of support from her Kraft Hockeyville committee who opted to forego their aspirations for this year's grand prize to support Fernie B.C.'s submission to win the $150,000
Helen Urlacher of Wilkie displays a sign of support from her Kraft Hockeyville committee who opted to forego their aspirations for this year's grand prize to support Fernie B.C.'s submission to win the $150,000 Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Wilkie throws support behind Fernie B.C for Hockeyville 2018

By Roger White
January 18, 2018 - 12:00pm

If any community in Canada knows what Fernie B.C. is going through with the loss of its arena following an ammonia leak that killed three men on October 17; it’s the Town of Wilkie.

Living Sky School Division's Strategic Plan passed with the majority of support, although some board trustees were concerned about funding.
Living Sky School Division's Strategic Plan passed with the majority of support, although some board trustees were concerned about funding. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Living Sky passes Strategic Plan despite some challenges

By Angela Brown
January 18, 2018 - 10:17am

Living Sky School Division's Strategic Plan was passed last night with the majority of support, although some board trustees were concerned about not having sufficient funding to support the long-range initiative.

According to Jordan Kist with Light of Christ, the divisions school buses will never be cancelled due to extreme cold as they have the full confidence in their contractor to get transport students safely to and from school within the city. Due to Living Sky having rural routes, policy states routes be cancelled when the temperature or wind-chill drops to minus 40C as a safety precaution.
According to Jordan Kist with Light of Christ, the divisions school buses will never be cancelled due to extreme cold as they have the full confidence in their contractor to get transport students safely to and from school within the city. Due to Living Sky having rural routes, policy states routes be cancelled when the temperature or wind-chill drops to minus 40C as a safety precaution. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Bus cancellation policies differ among districts

By Greg Higgins
January 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

Parents of students in North Battleford may be wondering why buses are cancelled during extreme cold warnings for public schools and not for catholic schools. But a simple difference in policy related to urban verus rural is the simple answer.

For a second straight day cold temperature closed a number of schools and forced buses in the area to stop running.
For a second straight day cold temperature closed a number of schools and forced buses in the area to stop running. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Extreme weather causes bus and school closures for second straight day

By Roger White
January 12, 2018 - 7:44am

The extreme cold weather is playing havoc with some buses in the area.
 
-All North Battleford and Battleford, Leoville, Spiritwood, Hafford and Medstead buses with the Living Sky School Divivison are not running today.
 

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