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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.

Five North Star players and trainer Rachelle Matisz took part in the first ever SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina. From left to right: Layne Young, MacGregor Sinclair, Matthias Urbanski, Cody Spagrud, Levi Kleiboer, Rachelle Matisz.
Five North Star players and trainer Rachelle Matisz took part in the first ever SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina. From left to right: Layne Young, MacGregor Sinclair, Matthias Urbanski, Cody Spagrud, Levi Kleiboer, Rachelle Matisz. Caitlyn Gray/North Stars

North Stars reflect on SJHL/MJHL showcase experience

By Nathan Kanter
January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

With Battlefords North Stars forward Dakota Huebner not able to take part in this week's Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Manitoba Junior Hockey League showcase due to injury, the majority of North Stars that did take part didn't have to worry too much about impressing scouts.

Outgoing president, Warren Williams, left, passes the symbolic gavel to new incoming president Terry Caldwell, at the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday. The Chamber also previewed 2018's agenda.
Outgoing president, Warren Williams, left, passes the symbolic gavel to new incoming president Terry Caldwell, at the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday. The Chamber also previewed 2018's agenda. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Caldwell named new Chamber president

By Angela Brown
January 17, 2018 - 11:45am Updated: January 17, 2018 - 12:21pm

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce welcomed in a new president .  

Vice-President Terry Caldwell said he is pleased to take over as president from Warren Williams.

Former Roughrider Don Narcisse announced on Facebook he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer Jan. 17, 2018.
Former Roughrider Don Narcisse announced on Facebook he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer Jan. 17, 2018. Don Narcisse/Facebook

Former Roughrider Don Narcisse battling prostate cancer

By CJME News Staff
January 17, 2018 - 10:58am

Saskatchewan Roughrider great Don Narcisse is battling prostate cancer

Narcisse posted on Facebook Wednesday to spread the news he has been diagnosed with the first stage of the disease, and he is thankful doctors caught it early.

According to Jordan Kist with Light of Christ, the divisions school buses will never be cancelled due to extreme cold as they have the full confidence in their contractor to get transport students safely to and from school within the city. Due to Living Sky having rural routes, policy states routes be cancelled when the temperature or wind-chill drops to minus 40C as a safety precaution.
According to Jordan Kist with Light of Christ, the divisions school buses will never be cancelled due to extreme cold as they have the full confidence in their contractor to get transport students safely to and from school within the city. Due to Living Sky having rural routes, policy states routes be cancelled when the temperature or wind-chill drops to minus 40C as a safety precaution. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Bus cancellation policies differ among districts

By Greg Higgins
January 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

Parents of students in North Battleford may be wondering why buses are cancelled during extreme cold warnings for public schools and not for catholic schools. But a simple difference in policy related to urban verus rural is the simple answer.

The Battlefords North Stars dropped out of the top 10 national rankings in the CJHL last week despite compiling a 2-1 record last week.
The Battlefords North Stars dropped out of the top 10 national rankings in the CJHL last week despite compiling a 2-1 record last week. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Stars drop out of top 10 in Junior A Power Rankings

By Roger White
January 16, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: January 17, 2018 - 9:17am

For the first time since September, the Battlefords North Stars find themselves out of the top 10 national rankings of the Canadian Junior ‘A’ Hockey League.

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