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Left to right, David Fortier (Battlefords Chamber of Commerce), Rod Forman  (Anderson Pump House), Howard Kirby (Anderson Pump House) and Terry Caldwell (Battlefords Chamber of Commerce) gather for a cheque presentation picture Thursday. Anderson Pump House donated $5,000 to the Action Battlefords initiative.
Left to right, David Fortier (Battlefords Chamber of Commerce), Rod Forman (Anderson Pump House), Howard Kirby (Anderson Pump House) and Terry Caldwell (Battlefords Chamber of Commerce) gather for a cheque presentation picture Thursday. Anderson Pump House donated $5,000 to the Action Battlefords initiative. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Action Battlefords receives boost from Anderson Pump House donation

By Angela Brown
July 12, 2018 - 1:26pm Updated: July 12, 2018 - 2:02pm

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce's Action Battlefords campaign is once again receiving more support from the community.

Anderson Pump House Ltd. of North Battleford donated $5,000 to the project, aimed at reducing crime and improving the community's reputation. 

NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies.
NDP MP Georgina Jolibois says interprovincial transport is the federal government's responsibility and they need to drive a plan to save or replace Greyhound service across the Prairies. File photo/Derek Cornet

Feds must do more to save bus service: NDP

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

The NDP MP for Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River says the federal government has an obligation to either save Greyhound bus service in Western Canada or help subsidize a new one.

The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator.
The federal government is making seatbelts on new highway buses mandatory from 2020, but enforcement will be a challenge according to a local operator. The Canadian Press

New bus seatbelt laws will be difficult to enforce, company owner says

By Glenn Hicks
July 12, 2018 - 10:00am

A Saskatchewan charter bus company is welcoming news of stricter seatbelt regulations from the federal government, but says enforcement will be a challenge.

BASAC executive director Amber Stewart, is hopeful that recent discussions with the Ministry of Justice results in more funding and support so her organization can continue to provide the services they offer to the Battlefords and Meadow Lake areas.
BASAC executive director Amber Stewart, is hopeful that recent discussions with the Ministry of Justice results in more funding and support so her organization can continue to provide the services they offer to the Battlefords and Meadow Lake areas. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sex assault centre services extended to October; meetings with Justice Dept. continue

By Roger White
July 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

The line has been drawn in the sand by the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre (BASAC).

Some cars of the train derailed while those carrying passengers all remained upright.
Some cars of the train derailed while those carrying passengers all remained upright. Submitted photo/Transportation Safety Board

Derailment site cleared but heavy rain sees further suspension of service

By battlefordsNOW Staff
July 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

VIA rail says the site of the derailment north of Hudson Bay last week is cleared and repaired, although their service through north central Manitoba remains suspended due to heavy rains elsewhere.

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