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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.

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.
 

According to Michelle Spark, manager of the Battlefords Humane Society, the shelter put down three dogs since December after the animals contracted parvovirus. Spark said the virus is especially dangerous to dogs under two years old and is completely preventable through vaccinations.
According to Michelle Spark, manager of the Battlefords Humane Society, the shelter put down three dogs since December after the animals contracted parvovirus. Spark said the virus is especially dangerous to dogs under two years old and is completely preventable through vaccinations. Battlefords Humane Society/Facebook

Dog parvo deaths could have been prevented: Shelter manager

By Greg Higgins
January 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

Staff at the Battlefords Humane Society is urging dog owners to make sure their pets vaccines are up to date as the facility put down three dogs infected with parvovirus in the last month. 

Cold weather playing havoc with buses and schools today with extreme cold temperatures in effect.
Cold weather playing havoc with buses and schools today with extreme cold temperatures in effect. file photo/battlefordsNOW

Extreme weather causes bus and school closures

By Roger White
January 11, 2018 - 8:22am Updated: January 11, 2018 - 9:43am

The extreme cold weather is playing havoc with some buses in the area. As a result the following buses and school have reported interuptions in service.
 
- All North Battleford and Battleford, Cut Knife, Leoville, Spiritwood and Medstead bus routes are cancelled. 
 

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