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Participants took part in a blanket exercise Saturday morning. Just one of the activities featured over the two-day event which had over 100 people register.
Participants took part in a blanket exercise Saturday morning. Just one of the activities featured over the two-day event which had over 100 people register. submitted/Karen Hrabinsky

Event helps parents and educators better understand today's youth

By Greg Higgins
March 19, 2018 - 10:00am

Educators, police officers, Indigenous Elders and community members came together over the weekend to help parents better understand the world their children live in and how to deal with it, with a first of its kind event in the Battlefords.

One of the three new patient examination rooms at the new Cut Knife Primary Health Centre, which will help local residents receive better and more timely healthcare.
One of the three new patient examination rooms at the new Cut Knife Primary Health Centre, which will help local residents receive better and more timely healthcare. Submitted photo/Saskatchewan Health Authority

Expanded health clinic in Cut Knife to provide wider range of services

By Greg Higgins
March 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

The people of Cut Knife will have much better access to healthcare with the newly renovated Primary Health Centre (PHC), according to health officials.

According to property manager, Ramona Maraj, Macro Properties has decided to ban all smoking in all buildings across the province, starting with North Battleford.
According to property manager, Ramona Maraj, Macro Properties has decided to ban all smoking in all buildings across the province, starting with North Battleford. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Macro Properties bans smoking in apartments after positive tenant feedback

By Greg Higgins
March 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

After receiving great feedback from tenants, Macro Properties has decided to ban smoking in all of its buildings, starting in North Battleford.

A low pressure system coming in from Alberta is expected to bring 20 cm of snow this weekend to the Battlefords along with wind gusts up to 70 km/h, which will heavily reduce visibility for drivers.
A low pressure system coming in from Alberta is expected to bring 20 cm of snow this weekend to the Battlefords along with wind gusts up to 70 km/h, which will heavily reduce visibility for drivers. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Weekend storm could cause hazardous driving conditions

By Greg Higgins
March 1, 2018 - 1:38pm

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the Battlefords, which Environment Canada said could lead to extremely hazardous driving conditions.

Nothing tastes sweeter than gold for team Prairie Central as they pose for photos biting down on their new medals
Nothing tastes sweeter than gold for team Prairie Central as they pose for photos biting down on their new medals Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Prairie Central takes gold in female hockey

By Greg Higgins
February 24, 2018 - 4:00pm

Prairie Central went undefeated throughout the tournament to win gold over South East at the Saskatchewan Winter Games Saturday; a feat made all the more impressive when considering most of the team met each other less than a week ago.

Team Regina swept the feet from under their completion, taking nearly half the 15 medals available in the Judo Skills competition.
Team Regina swept the feet from under their completion, taking nearly half the 15 medals available in the Judo Skills competition. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Regina cleans up with 7 medals in Judo Skills Competition

By Greg Higgins
February 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Athletes showed off their technique in the Judo skills competition Wednesday morning in the Saskatchewan Winter Games, with Regina picking up seven medals in the event.

Mould and decaying drywall in Carol Peyachew's basement.
Mould and decaying drywall in Carol Peyachew's basement. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Red Pheasant residents frustrated with 'outrageous' living conditions

By Greg Higgins
February 21, 2018 - 3:30pm Updated: February 22, 2018 - 8:17am

Residents on Red Pheasant First Nation’s are living without running water or heat and have raw sewage on the ground. Many of those residents are accusing the Chief and council of neglecting their duties to help.

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