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The province of Saskatchewan has announced that SLGA will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations communities.
The province of Saskatchewan has announced that SLGA will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations communities. file photo/ Canadian Press

North Battleford eligible for 2 marijuana retail outlets; town eligible for 1

By Roger White
January 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Saskatchewan government has announced with the upcoming legalization of marijuana, North Battleford will be allowed to have two retail marijuana stores and the Town of Battleford will be allowed one retail store. The City of Meadow Lake is also eligible for one cannabis retail location.

North Battleford city hall is waiting on the province's lead for cannabis legalization before setting out its own municipal legislation related to its use.
North Battleford city hall is waiting on the province's lead for cannabis legalization before setting out its own municipal legislation related to its use. Canadian Press

City waiting for province before planning for pot

By Angela Brown
January 3, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 4, 2018 - 9:38am

Administration at North Battleford city hall is waiting for the province to take its first steps before making any decisions on preparing for the Canada-wide legalization of marijuana expected July 1.

Beginning today, anyone interested in securing a seasonal site in one of the 19 Saskatchewan provincial parks like Cochin (pictured here) can submit a lottery application online. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1 and the lottery takes place Feb. 5.
Beginning today, anyone interested in securing a seasonal site in one of the 19 Saskatchewan provincial parks like Cochin (pictured here) can submit a lottery application online. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1 and the lottery takes place Feb. 5. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Provincial parks lottery registration begins today

By Roger White
January 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

The countdown is on for those who enjoy camping in our province and after last week’s cold snap; it can’t come soon enough.

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.

On Oct. 21 Battleford RCMP shot and killed 22-year-old Brydon Bryce Whitstone following an incident at the intersection of 15th Ave. and 105 St.
On Oct. 21 Battleford RCMP shot and killed 22-year-old Brydon Bryce Whitstone following an incident at the intersection of 15th Ave. and 105 St. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review - October

By Roger White
December 29, 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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Residents in North Battleford will need to drop off their live trees at a specified site, while town of Battleford residents can either drop off their trees or have them picked up.
Residents in North Battleford will need to drop off their live trees at a specified site, while town of Battleford residents can either drop off their trees or have them picked up. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

City, town planning for Christmas tree disposal

By Angela Brown
December 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Christmas 2017 is officially a wrap. 

Residents in the city of North Battleford and the town will have some options to get rid of their live Christmas trees now that the holidays are coming to an end.

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