Provincial Politics

North Battleford plans to treat consumption of cannabis like liquor, prohibiting it from public areas.
North Battleford plans to treat consumption of cannabis like liquor, prohibiting it from public areas. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Public cannabis consumption could be prohibited in North Battleford

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

As official legalization of cannabis in Canada draws closer, North Battleford is deciding where exactly the substance can be consumed and according to the city manager, the rules will likely mirror alcohol consumption.

A local member of the provincial NDP executive doesn't feel yesterday's budget goes far enough to address key issues facing the province.
A local member of the provincial NDP executive doesn't feel yesterday's budget goes far enough to address key issues facing the province. File photo/CKOM News Staff

Budget falls short of addressing province's issues: Feist

By Roger White
April 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

While reaction to yesterday’s provincial budget has been mixed, a local member of the provincial NDP executive feels the budget fell far short of addressing many issues the province is facing.

Veteran MLA Herb Cox feels Tuesday's budget was "pretty positive" with increase spending in health care, education and social services.
Veteran MLA Herb Cox feels Tuesday's budget was "pretty positive" with increase spending in health care, education and social services. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battlefords MLA calls provincial budget 'pretty positive'

By Roger White
April 10, 2018 - 5:49pm

Battlefords MLA Herb Cox has seen his share of provincial budgets since he became the area representative in the Saskatchewan legislature in 2011 and while he knows not everyone will be pleased with the document presented by Finance Minister Donna Harpauer, he believes Tuesday’s budget is exactly

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