Weather

The North Battleford Golf and Country Club said below-average temperatures and snow have caused the course to remain closed longer than it has in over a decade.
The North Battleford Golf and Country Club said below-average temperatures and snow have caused the course to remain closed longer than it has in over a decade. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Warmer weather has local golf courses optimistic

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Golfers at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club would normally be hitting the links already by this time in April, but due to below-average temperatures so far this month, the local course isn’t open yet and there is no timeframe for when it will be.

A special weather statement has been issued for central Saskatchewan this morning, bringing anywhere between 2 and 4 cm of snow to the Battlefords.
A special weather statement has been issued for central Saskatchewan this morning, bringing anywhere between 2 and 4 cm of snow to the Battlefords. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Weather Statement issued for region

By Roger White
April 11, 2018 - 7:52am

Will winter ever end?

It's a question many are asking this morning as Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the Battlefords, Wilkie, Maidstone and surrounding areas.

A polar vortex over the Hudson Bay is being blamed for the prolonged cold snap that has plagued the Prairies over the past week, and it appears there is no end in sight.
A polar vortex over the Hudson Bay is being blamed for the prolonged cold snap that has plagued the Prairies over the past week, and it appears there is no end in sight. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

No relief from cold temperatures in sight: Environment Canada

By Roger White
April 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

If you packed your winter coats and mittens away a few weeks ago during the warm spell in the area, you may want to consider unpacking them again.

Parents in rural areas with kids who attend school in the Battlefords need to make alternative plans to have their students picked up as all rural bus routes have been cancelled.
Parents in rural areas with kids who attend school in the Battlefords need to make alternative plans to have their students picked up as all rural bus routes have been cancelled. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Rural school bus routes cancelled this afternoon

By Greg Higgins
March 23, 2018 - 2:07pm

Parents in rural areas outside the Battlefords with students who made it to school this morning need to plan to pick them up this afternoon, as buses have been cancelled due to weather.

Battlefords RCMP are advising drivers to stay off the roads Friday.
Battlefords RCMP are advising drivers to stay off the roads Friday. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

UPDATE: Drivers warned to avoid travel due to whiteout conditions, icy roads

By Angela Brown
March 23, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: March 23, 2018 - 2:24pm

UPDATE: RCMP report Highway 14 has been reopened, though travel is still not recommended.

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Battlefords RCMP have advised drivers to stay off the roads and avoid travel due to poor conditions Friday morning.

A storm Friday is expected to bring around 5 cm of snow and blowing winds. With the temperature hovering around zero, it's going to be a real "sloppy mess."
A storm Friday is expected to bring around 5 cm of snow and blowing winds. With the temperature hovering around zero, it's going to be a real "sloppy mess." File photo/paNOW Staff

Late winter blast coming Friday: Environment Canada

By Glenn Hicks
March 22, 2018 - 12:00pm

A combination of snow and wind brewing to the west is expected to bring challenging conditions Friday. Weather forecasters have recommended the public change travel plans if they can, and keep an eye on the Highway Hotline.

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