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Richard, a client at The Lighthouse shelter in North Battleford, Sask. sits watching TV at the shelter on February, 16, 2016. Richard has been staying at The Lighthouse on and off for months.
Richard, a client at The Lighthouse shelter in North Battleford, Sask. sits watching TV at the shelter on February, 16, 2016. Richard has been staying at The Lighthouse on and off for months. Duncan Cairns-Brenner/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Battleford homeless shelter loses 90 per cent of provincial funding

By Duncan Cairns-Brenner
February 16, 2016 - 5:30pm Updated: February 17, 2016 - 6:52pm

UPDATE: Minister Donna Harpauer responds

The only homeless shelter in the Battlefords is struggling to keep its doors open after a provincial funding cut.

The northern village of La Loche favoured a local crime-prevention strategy over a province wide model.
The northern village of La Loche favoured a local crime-prevention strategy over a province wide model. Bryn Levy/CKOM staff

La Loche rejects crime-prevention strategy

By Spencer Sterritt
February 9, 2016 - 4:52pm Updated: February 10, 2016 - 9:46am

Several months before the shooting tragedy on Jan. 22, La Loche town leaders decided to reject a popular crime-prevention model designed in Prince Albert. But town officials insist they didn’t reject a crime-prevention strategy all together.

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