Infrastructure

Carillion, the company in charge of designing, building, financing and maintaining the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford, has gone into liquidation.
Carillion, the company in charge of designing, building, financing and maintaining the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford, has gone into liquidation. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Construction company in charge of new psych facility in N.B. goes into liquidation

By Colin McGarrigle
January 15, 2018 - 10:49am Updated: January 16, 2018 - 9:37am

The U.K. based construction company in charge of constructing the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs at risk across Canada, and leaving uncertainty for the completion of the hospital.

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.
 

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.

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