Health

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.

Local foster parents are upset they won't have easy access to the items they need for their new foster children.
Local foster parents are upset they won't have easy access to the items they need for their new foster children. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Foster parents concerned Walmart no longer accepting requisition vouchers

By Angela Brown
January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: January 18, 2018 - 5:34pm

Local Battlefords foster parents are concerned they won't have access to the items they need for their foster children on short notice, now that Walmart Canada is no longer accepting government requisition forms.

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.

Workers were still out in full force this morning at the Saskatchewan Hospital construction site, as Saskbuilds said the liquidation of Carillion won't delay the project.
Workers were still out in full force this morning at the Saskatchewan Hospital construction site, as Saskbuilds said the liquidation of Carillion won't delay the project. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

'Carillion liquidation won't affect completion of Sask. hospital': Saskbuilds

By Greg Higgins
January 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

The liquidation of the U.K. based company in charge of constructing and maintaining the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford (SHNB) won’t affect the completion of the facility or any jobs there, according to Saskbuilds.

Carillion, the company in charge of designing, building, financing and maintaining the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford, has gone into liquidation.
Carillion, the company in charge of designing, building, financing and maintaining the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford, has gone into liquidation. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Construction company in charge of new psych facility in N.B. goes into liquidation

By Colin McGarrigle
January 15, 2018 - 10:49am Updated: January 16, 2018 - 9:37am

The U.K. based construction company in charge of constructing the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs at risk across Canada, and leaving uncertainty for the completion of the hospital.

Iris Miller Dennis (Saskatchewan Approved Private Homes Inc.), standing, right, discusses the Saskatchewan Approved Private Service Homes Program to North Battleford council, Jan. 8.
Iris Miller Dennis (Saskatchewan Approved Private Homes Inc.), standing, right, discusses the Saskatchewan Approved Private Service Homes Program to North Battleford council, Jan. 8. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Council reviews zoning of family homes caring for disabled

By Angela Brown
January 12, 2018 - 5:40pm

North Battleford City Hall plans to review its zoning bylaw impacting Saskatchewan Approved Private Service Homes in the city, so they may not need council’s special approval to operate.

Pages