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The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group will be providing over $80,000 of on-air promotion and continuous coverage of the games.
The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group will be providing over $80,000 of on-air promotion and continuous coverage of the games. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

JPBG announced as Diamond Sponsor for Sask. Winter Games

By battlefordsNOW Staff
January 12, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: January 12, 2018 - 1:20pm

The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games is pleased to announce that the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group (JPBG) in North Battleford has signed on as a Diamond Sponsor for the upcoming games.

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. 
 

North Battleford City Hall is concerned about the costs of additional policing and other related charges for cannabis sales as well as production, as discussed at council's meeting Monday.
North Battleford City Hall is concerned about the costs of additional policing and other related charges for cannabis sales as well as production, as discussed at council's meeting Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. City Hall looking at cost to city related to cannabis sales

By Angela Brown
January 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

North Battleford City Hall is concerned about the costs associated with cannabis sales if the city decides to allow for retailing, following the province’s announcement the city is entitled to two permits for retail outlets in the city.  

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.

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.

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