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Former Finance Minister Kevin Doherty delivering his march 22 budget filled with cuts, taxes and closure with hopes to combat the provinces $1.2 billion deficit.
Former Finance Minister Kevin Doherty delivering his march 22 budget filled with cuts, taxes and closure with hopes to combat the provinces $1.2 billion deficit. file photo/battlefordsNOW

2017 Year In Review - March

By Roger White
December 26, 2017 - 10:00am

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.

February saw the announcement that the Capitol Theatre was bought by Magic Lantern Theatres. The theatre was then immediately closed for renovations and reopened on June 2.
February saw the announcement that the Capitol Theatre was bought by Magic Lantern Theatres. The theatre was then immediately closed for renovations and reopened on June 2. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review - February

By Roger White
December 25, 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.

North Battleford's Robyn Silvernagle captivated everyone in the area going to the finals of the Viterra Scotties Provincial Women's Curling championship in January. Silvernagle's rink lost in the final to Penny Barker of Moose Jaw.
North Battleford's Robyn Silvernagle captivated everyone in the area going to the finals of the Viterra Scotties Provincial Women's Curling championship in January. Silvernagle's rink lost in the final to Penny Barker of Moose Jaw. file photo/battlefordsNOW

2017 Year In Review - January

By Roger White
December 25, 2017 - 10:00am

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.

(Left to right): Claudette McGuire of the BUH Foundation and Denise Baker of SaskEnergy, present Cindy Olchowecki of Battlefords Interval House with a donation of warm winter apparel for those in need.
(Left to right): Claudette McGuire of the BUH Foundation and Denise Baker of SaskEnergy, present Cindy Olchowecki of Battlefords Interval House with a donation of warm winter apparel for those in need. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Sask Energy's Share The Warmth benefits Battlefords Interval House

By Roger White
December 20, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 21, 2017 - 3:58am

The Christmas season will be a bit brighter at the Battlefords Interval House thanks to the generosity of the Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) Foundation, SaskEnergy, and the local community.

Chief Bobby Cameron, right, with Chief Kenny Moccasin, left, and Chief Crystal Okemow, front centre, deliver raw meat from a recent First Nation Treaty hunt as a donation to the Lighthouse.
Chief Bobby Cameron, right, with Chief Kenny Moccasin, left, and Chief Crystal Okemow, front centre, deliver raw meat from a recent First Nation Treaty hunt as a donation to the Lighthouse. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

FSIN executive makes hearty donation to Lighthouse

By Angela Brown
December 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

The FSIN executive once again made a hearty and healthy donation of about 500 lbs. of wild meat to the Lighthouse Serving the Battlefords. 

(Left to right): PAGC Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte, Fond du Lac community consultant Don Deranger and Chief Louie Mercredi of the Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation all praised community members and first responders who were on scene of a plane crash which happened just moments after take off from the Fond du Lac airport on Dec. 13, 2017.
(Left to right): PAGC Grand Chief Brian Hardlotte, Fond du Lac community consultant Don Deranger and Chief Louie Mercredi of the Fond du Lac Denesuline Nation all praised community members and first responders who were on scene of a plane crash which happened just moments after take off from the Fond du Lac airport on Dec. 13, 2017. Bryan Eneas/paNOW staff

Community heroism praised following plane crash

By Bryan Eneas
December 14, 2017 - 2:43pm

Praise was heaped on community members and agencies who responded quickly to a plane crash in Fond du Lac last night.

The federal government is reviewing a investigative report which states vote-buying occurred during the recent election on Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head, Lean Man First Nation.
The federal government is reviewing a investigative report which states vote-buying occurred during the recent election on Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head, Lean Man First Nation. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Cash and drugs allegedly used to buy votes on Mosquito FN

By Greg Higgins
December 14, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: December 14, 2017 - 2:05pm

For the second time in six years, there is alledged evidence of vote buying in a Mosquito First Nation election, but this time it reportedly involves drugs being used to buy votes.

Saskatchewan Party leadership race candidate Rob Clarke believes in a "visible policing" approach to crime prevention.
Saskatchewan Party leadership race candidate Rob Clarke believes in a "visible policing" approach to crime prevention. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sask Party leadership candidate Clarke promotes preventative policing, boosting economy

By Angela Brown
December 7, 2017 - 11:57am

Rob Clarke believes in a more interactive strategy when it comes to crime prevention in the province, but improving the economy is also high on his priority list.

The Saskatchewan Party leadership hopeful is the sixth candidate vying for the title.

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