Housing

A local specialist doesn’t expect there will any significant local impact as a result of the new mortgage stress test rules that came into effect Jan. 1. There is the potential that home prices could possibly decrease in the future, however, if there is an impact on sales.
A local specialist doesn’t expect there will any significant local impact as a result of the new mortgage stress test rules that came into effect Jan. 1. There is the potential that home prices could possibly decrease in the future, however, if there is an impact on sales. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Mortgage stress test means new rules for Battlefords home buyers

By Angela Brown
January 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Battlefords home buyers may need to plan ahead to ensure they meet the stiffer requirements for purchasing the home they have their eye on as a result of Canada’s new mortgage stress test that went into effect on Jan.

According to Lighthouse genereal manager, Kerry Reimer, the local shelter in North Battleford has ample supplies and room for anyone who needs to escape the extreme cold the area is experiencing.
According to Lighthouse genereal manager, Kerry Reimer, the local shelter in North Battleford has ample supplies and room for anyone who needs to escape the extreme cold the area is experiencing. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Local shelters ready to accommodate anyone in need

By Greg Higgins
December 31, 2017 - 9:37am

As the city remains locked in an Arctic deep-freeze and temperatures drop below -40C at night, no one should be outside for too long and The Lighthouse has its doors open, ready for those in need.

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal by-election on Dec.11.
Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal by-election on Dec.11. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review-December

By Roger White
December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 31, 2017 - 1:42pm

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.

Battleford firefighters battle a stubborn blaze that destroyed two homes on Centennial Crescent on June 8. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
Battleford firefighters battle a stubborn blaze that destroyed two homes on Centennial Crescent on June 8. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review - June

By Roger White
December 27, 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.

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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.

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