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After a long winter, volunteers will be out in full force on Thursday during the City of North Battleford's Spring Clean Up from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m.
After a long winter, volunteers will be out in full force on Thursday during the City of North Battleford's Spring Clean Up from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Volunteers, city staff take part in spring clean up

By Roger White
May 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

City staff and volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves Thursday collecting garbage and debris that has accumulated over the winter months in North Battleford as part of the annual Spring Cleanup.

No one was hurt after a grass fire destroyed an unoccupied structure on the Saulteaux First Nation Saturday.
No one was hurt after a grass fire destroyed an unoccupied structure on the Saulteaux First Nation Saturday. file photo/battlefordsNOW

House destroyed in grass fire, no injuries reported

By Roger White
May 1, 2018 - 10:00am Updated: May 2, 2018 - 1:49pm

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a grass fire which destroyed a vacant house on Saturday.

The fire occurred on the Saulteaux First Nation and not Moosomin First Nation as first reported.

Local fire departments want to avoid scenes like this from happening in the area this spring and as a result areas such as Medstead, Meadow Lake and the Battlefords have all issued a fire ban until further notice.
Local fire departments want to avoid scenes like this from happening in the area this spring and as a result areas such as Medstead, Meadow Lake and the Battlefords have all issued a fire ban until further notice. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Medstead joins Battlefords and Meadow Lake and issues fire ban

By Roger White
April 30, 2018 - 11:58am

Dry and windy conditions have forced yet another regional municipality to issue a temporary fire ban in the area.

The RM of Medstead Fire Chief Gerald Boyd said outdoor grass fires, burning barrels, fire pits and fireworks are prohibited until further notice.

RCMP and fire officials in Battleford have closed off Finlayson Island to vehicle traffic until futhrer notice due rising waters.
RCMP and fire officials in Battleford have closed off Finlayson Island to vehicle traffic until futhrer notice due rising waters. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Finlayson Island closed to vehicles: Mayor

By Roger White
April 27, 2018 - 10:00am

As the waters continue to rise along the North Saskatchewan River, officials with the Battlefords Fire Department and the RCMP deemed it necessary to close Finlayson Island to vehicle traffic as a precautionary measure for public safety.

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