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Carmella Gattinger and Abbey Raiche's project “The Effects of Sugar on Teeth” took the top prize at North Battleford Comprehensive's science fair.
Carmella Gattinger and Abbey Raiche's project “The Effects of Sugar on Teeth” took the top prize at North Battleford Comprehensive's science fair. Submitted photo/Falynn Baptiste

'It was amazing to watch the exploration,' teacher says after science fair

By Brady Lang
June 18, 2018 - 5:12pm Updated: June 19, 2018 - 9:41am

Forty-eight Grade 8 students recently participated in their science fair at North Battleford Comprehensive High School.

It started out as just a year-end project, but it turned into much more as the students worked to build not only their projects but also their knowledge of science.

Town of Battleford Deputy-Mayor Susan McLean Tady with CAO John Enns-Wind at council's recent meeting. Lakeland Library Region representatives discussed funding needs when they visited council.
Town of Battleford Deputy-Mayor Susan McLean Tady with CAO John Enns-Wind at council's recent meeting. Lakeland Library Region representatives discussed funding needs when they visited council. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

LLR discusses funding increase at town meeting

By Angela Brown
June 17, 2018 - 1:04pm

Lakeland Library Region (LLR) gave an update on its services and need for a funding increase when representatives met with the Town of Battleford at council’s recent meeting.

Cam Taylor displaying the bronze medal he won at the 2018 Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton June 3-6.
Cam Taylor displaying the bronze medal he won at the 2018 Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton June 3-6. Submitted photo/Brad and Marilyn Taylor

Local student wins bronze medal at national skills competition

By Roger White
June 14, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: June 15, 2018 - 11:05am

For Cam Taylor the opportunity to represent his home province at a prestigious event like the 2018 Skills Canada National Competition was pretty special, and it became even more so when he stood on the podium and receive a bronze medal for his work in carpentry.

Teacher Sylvie Masich receives the Lumen Christi award from Light of Christ Catholic School Division Board Chair Glen Gantefoer.
Teacher Sylvie Masich receives the Lumen Christi award from Light of Christ Catholic School Division Board Chair Glen Gantefoer. Submitted photo/Light of Christ Catholic School Division

Light of Christ honours Catholic community leaders

By Angela Brown
June 13, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: June 14, 2018 - 8:23am

Light of Christ Catholic School Division recently honoured two individuals in the Catholic community with awards for their contributions to Catholic education.

The school division handed out the Lumen Christi Awards last month, an annual tradition observed since 2005. 

Grade 11 student Lauren Brandle was presented with the highest academic award.
Grade 11 student Lauren Brandle was presented with the highest academic award. Submitted photo/Bruce Yockey

JPII students presented with awards

By Brady Lang
June 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

The accomplishments of students at John Paul II Collegiate were recognized at their Undergrad Awards Night Monday.

Students were presented with a range of awards, including Highest Academic Average and Honour Roll. Vice Principal Bruce Yockey said the students enjoyed the night.

Battlefords RCMP Staff Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt and RCMP Staff Sgt. Greg Abbott speak at Tuesday's town hall in Battleford.
Battlefords RCMP Staff Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt and RCMP Staff Sgt. Greg Abbott speak at Tuesday's town hall in Battleford. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Rural and property crime the focus of RCMP town hall meeting

By Angela Brown
June 6, 2018 - 10:01am Updated: June 6, 2018 - 10:37am

Property crime, rural crime and the risks of taking matters into your own hands were a few of the issues raised during the RCMP's town hall meeting in Battleford Tuesday.

Battlefords Chamber of Commerce President Terry Caldwell (center) received a cheque for $10,000 from Scott Campbell (left) and Trent Gatzke (right) of Scott Campbell Dodge for the Actions Battlefords project.
Battlefords Chamber of Commerce President Terry Caldwell (center) received a cheque for $10,000 from Scott Campbell (left) and Trent Gatzke (right) of Scott Campbell Dodge for the Actions Battlefords project. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local business helps chamber take action

By Roger White
June 4, 2018 - 1:00pm Updated: June 4, 2018 - 3:23pm

A North Battleford business owner has stepped up to show his support for the Battlefords and Area Chamber of Commerce’s new initiative aimed at boosting local business and making the community a safer place to live.

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