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The Crusaders came away with a 65-39 win over the Vikings when they faced off on the weekend.
The Crusaders came away with a 65-39 win over the Vikings when they faced off on the weekend. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

JP boys, Comp. girls triumph in weekend basketball tournament

By Nathan Kanter
December 18, 2016 - 6:15pm Updated: December 19, 2016 - 3:50pm

Two Battlefords teams stood out with perfect 3-0 records at North Battleford Comprehensive High School's junior basketball tournament on the weekend. 

Members of the Eagle Hills 4-H Club and their mascot perform Christmas carols at Valleyview Towers on Thursday, Dec. 15.
Members of the Eagle Hills 4-H Club and their mascot perform Christmas carols at Valleyview Towers on Thursday, Dec. 15. Sarah Rae/BattlefordsNOW Staff

4-H Club spreading joy through the Battlefords

By Sarah Rae
December 16, 2016 - 10:00am

Youngsters from around the region have been busy spreading the spirit of peace and joy around the Battlefords this week.

The Week of Caring has local 4-H Club bringing cookies to firefighters and singing carols for seniors this week, among other acts of kindness.

Families and staff at John Paul II Collegiate enjoyed the third annual Braided Journey Christmas Dinner.
Families and staff at John Paul II Collegiate enjoyed the third annual Braided Journey Christmas Dinner. Katherine Svenkeson/battlefordsNOW Staff

First Nations feast at John Paul II

By Katherine Svenkeson
December 15, 2016 - 12:00pm

There’s no better way to get to know someone than over a table full of food.

That’s how First Nations families and staff at John Paul II Collegiate broke the ice on Dec. 14 at the third annual Braided Journey Christmas Dinner.

According to Principal Bruce Friesen, the courses at N.B. Comp help students gain practical skills and prepare them for further classes.
According to Principal Bruce Friesen, the courses at N.B. Comp help students gain practical skills and prepare them for further classes. file photo/facebook Skills Canada Saskatchewan

N.B. Comp programs prepare students for the real world

By Katherine Svenkeson
December 13, 2016 - 2:00pm

North Battleford Comprehensive offers students more than the average educational experience, with classes that help them prepare for life after high school.

Director of Protective Services Albert Headrick announced a new emergency services high school training program.
Director of Protective Services Albert Headrick announced a new emergency services high school training program. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

City looking for next generation of emergency responders

By Sarah Rae
December 1, 2016 - 5:00pm

The city is looking for the next generation of emergency responders, and is willing to start training them now towards a potential future of helping others.

Starting in January, a new high school class in the Battlefords will give students practical training in emergency services.

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