Housing

While vacancy rates continue to hit historic highs in North Battleford, rent continues to increase while other communities in the same situation are lowing rent in an attempt to keep tenants.
While vacancy rates continue to hit historic highs in North Battleford, rent continues to increase while other communities in the same situation are lowing rent in an attempt to keep tenants. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

North Battleford rent increases defying provincial trends

By Greg Higgins
November 30, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: November 30, 2017 - 4:08pm

North Battleford seems be the anomaly in the Saskatchewan renters market, according to recent data.  While other communities have lowered rent when experiencing an increase in vacancy rates, North Battleford has increased rent while vacancy rates have climbed to an all time high.  

Battlefords RCMP are investigating an incident in which multiple shots were fired at a residence early Wednesday morning.
Battlefords RCMP are investigating an incident in which multiple shots were fired at a residence early Wednesday morning. Facebook/North Battleford and Area Victims of Crime

Multiple shots fired at North Battleford residence

By Roger White
November 23, 2017 - 11:13am

Few details are being released but Battlefords RCMP have confirmed that they are currently investigating reports of multiple shots being fired at a residence in the north end of North Battleford.

The incident happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

With cannabis consumption and growing set to be legalized next year, the SKLA is advising landlords in the province to prohibit all smoking on their properties.
With cannabis consumption and growing set to be legalized next year, the SKLA is advising landlords in the province to prohibit all smoking on their properties. The Canadian Press

Landlord group advocates for no pot smoking or growing for renters

By Greg Higgins
November 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

A provincial landlord association is recommending owners of rental units not allow their tenants to smoke marijuana on balconies, or be allowed to grow marijuana in a building they occupy.

A housing needs survey shows N.B. residents want more affordable housing.
A housing needs survey shows N.B. residents want more affordable housing. file photo/CKOM Staff

N.B. survey shows demand for more affordable housing

By Angela Brown
November 9, 2017 - 10:31am

The City of North Battleford's housing needs survey shows an "overwhelming" number of residents want more affordable housing.

Consulting firm V3 Companies from Saskatoon presented the results of the survey at two public open house meetings on Nov. 2. 

This street mural was created recently in one neighbourhood in North Battleford. The city of North Battleford is looking at establishing formalized neighbourhoods throughout the city.
This street mural was created recently in one neighbourhood in North Battleford. The city of North Battleford is looking at establishing formalized neighbourhoods throughout the city. submitted photo/City of North Battleford

City of North Battleford creating neighbourhoods to improve safety

By Angela Brown
October 25, 2017 - 10:03am

The City of North Battleford is looking at establishing designated neighbourhoods throughout the city as part of its work in bringing residents together and improve community safety.

Red Pheasant Chief Clinton Wuttunee said his community was very fortunate following a prairie fire on Tuesday night.
Red Pheasant Chief Clinton Wuttunee said his community was very fortunate following a prairie fire on Tuesday night. Facebook/Clinton Wuttunee

Red Pheasant First Nation narrowly escapes fire disaster

By Roger White
October 18, 2017 - 2:46pm

There were some anxious moments at the Red Pheasant First Nation on Tuesday as a prairie fire backed by hurricane force winds raced towards the community. Luckily for the community of nearly 600, Mother Nature intervened and there were no injuries or property damage.

City administrators are asking for the public's input on how it can help the housing situation in the city by completing a survey on their website.
City administrators are asking for the public's input on how it can help the housing situation in the city by completing a survey on their website. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

City asking for public's input to improve housing situation

By Greg Higgins
October 16, 2017 - 4:06pm Updated: October 17, 2017 - 10:12am

Anyone with suggestions on how North Battleford can improve the housing situation in the city now has a chance to have their voices heard.

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