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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.

The Graham Group president said the company is prepared to take over the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford project after news of Carillion's liquidation.
The Graham Group president said the company is prepared to take over the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford project after news of Carillion's liquidation. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Liquidation of Carillion could open opportunities for Graham Group

By Greg Higgins
January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

Carilion’s liquidation could provide opportunities according to the president of Graham Group, the other company in charge of construction and maintenance of the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford.

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.
 

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.

Maclean's published an article labeling North Battleford the most dangerous city in the country. Though it looks bad the surface, mayor Ryan Bater said it highlighted the initiatives the city is doing to reduce crime and hopes it will push higher levels of government to help as well.
Maclean's published an article labeling North Battleford the most dangerous city in the country. Though it looks bad the surface, mayor Ryan Bater said it highlighted the initiatives the city is doing to reduce crime and hopes it will push higher levels of government to help as well. file photo/battlefordsNOW

2017 Year In Review-November

By Roger White
December 30, 2017 - 10:00am Updated: December 30, 2017 - 2:06pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

The trial dates in the case involving Gerald Stanley are set for early 2018. Stanley is facing a charge of second-degree murder related to the death of Colten Boushie (pictured) on Aug. 9, 2016, on Stanley's Biggar-area farm.
The trial dates in the case involving Gerald Stanley are set for early 2018. Stanley is facing a charge of second-degree murder related to the death of Colten Boushie (pictured) on Aug. 9, 2016, on Stanley's Biggar-area farm. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review - August

By Roger White
December 28, 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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