Provincial Politics

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.

The Light of Christ Catholic School Division board discussed the division’s fundraising efforts to support the appeal of the court decision to end provincial funding for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan.
The Light of Christ Catholic School Division board discussed the division’s fundraising efforts to support the appeal of the court decision to end provincial funding for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Light of Christ continues fundraising to support appeal

By Angela Brown
December 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Light of Christ Catholic School Division is continuing its fundraising efforts to support the appeal of the court decision to end provincial funding for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan.

The Living Sky School Division discussed reduced enrollment impacting funding at its board meeting Wednesday.
The Living Sky School Division discussed reduced enrollment impacting funding at its board meeting Wednesday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Living Sky funding down but no planned changes

By Angela Brown
December 15, 2017 - 8:00am

The Living Sky School Division will be dealing with some reduced funding from the province since its enrollment figures were lower than what the division projected.

The division will see a $410,688 decrease in funding overall, as reported in Wednesday's board meeting.

Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan Judy Ferguson releases Volume 2 of her 2017 report on Dec. 12, 2017.
Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan Judy Ferguson releases Volume 2 of her 2017 report on Dec. 12, 2017. Kevin Martel/CKOM News Staff

Rehabilitation policies in place but not followed: auditor

By Kevin Martel/CKOM News Staff
December 13, 2017 - 6:05pm

The Ministry of Justice needs to improve upon following its own policies regarding progress reports on the rehabilitation of adult offenders according to the Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan.

Rob Clarke announced his candidacy at an event in Saskatoon Nov. 15
Rob Clarke announced his candidacy at an event in Saskatoon Nov. 15 Bryn Levy/CKOM News Staff

Rob Clarke withdraws from SaskParty leadership race

By Brandon Graziano
December 13, 2017 - 12:20pm

Rob Clarke has dropped-out of the running for the SaskParty leadership.

The late incoming candidate is now also the first to leave before party membership votes in January. Clarke said he will now put his support behind Ken Cheveldayoff.

According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, council hasn't discussed the potential of Uber operating in the city and won't entertain the idea until either the company expresses interest in N.B. or the community expresses interest in wanting the service.
According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, council hasn't discussed the potential of Uber operating in the city and won't entertain the idea until either the company expresses interest in N.B. or the community expresses interest in wanting the service. file photo/CJME Staff

No plans for Uber in North Battleford yet

By Greg Higgins
December 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Uber ride-sharing service has been approved to establish itself in the province, but hasn’t set its sites on the Battlefords yet and the city says it is a bridge it will cross when they get to it.

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