Environment

<
Lightning over the Battlefords area on Saturday June 9 during severe thunderstorm warning.
Lightning over the Battlefords area on Saturday June 9 during severe thunderstorm warning. Submitted photo/Raj Hathiramani R & J Photography

Severe thunderstorm warning brings lightning, thunder and hail to area

By Roger White
June 10, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: June 11, 2018 - 8:38am

Residents of the area have been subjected to a wide variety of weather over the past 24 hours as severe thunderstorm warning that brought thunder, lightning and large hailstones the size of loonies to the

Curativa Cannabis President and CEO James Davey said he is excited his company was selected for one of 51 operators for Saskatchewan's cannabis retail stores in North Battleford.
Curativa Cannabis President and CEO James Davey said he is excited his company was selected for one of 51 operators for Saskatchewan's cannabis retail stores in North Battleford. file photo/Canadian Press

Cannabis permit holder plans for expansion, more staff

By Roger White
June 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

Now that 51 operators for Saskatchewan’s cannabis retail stores are selected, the real work begins according to the president of one of the two successful applicants for the permits in North Battleford.

Environment Canada is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, ping-pong-ball-sized hail, and heavy rain.
Environment Canada is tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, ping-pong-ball-sized hail, and heavy rain. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning ended

By battlefordsNOW Staff
June 4, 2018 - 3:45pm Updated: June 4, 2018 - 5:42pm

UPDATE: The severe thunderstorm warning has ended.

 

---

 

 

Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, ping-pong-ball-sized hail, and heavy rain.

Cool, wet weather has assisted with many communities in the area rescinding the fire bans that have been in place for the past few weeks in hopes of avoiding scenes like this.
Cool, wet weather has assisted with many communities in the area rescinding the fire bans that have been in place for the past few weeks in hopes of avoiding scenes like this. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Recent wet weather helps officials lift fire bans

By Roger White
June 1, 2018 - 12:13pm

While some may see the wet weather as an inconvenience, fire officials and local municipalities consider it a blessing as several areas lifted fire bans imposed in early May.

Today (Friday) the R.M. and City of North Battleford joined the R.M. of Medstead in rescinding its fire ban.

In order to replace several power poles and transformers, SaskPower officials are advising residents there are planned power outages in North Battleford on Sunday.
In order to replace several power poles and transformers, SaskPower officials are advising residents there are planned power outages in North Battleford on Sunday. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Infrastructure upgrades means power outages for several N.B. areas

By Roger White
May 30, 2018 - 5:00pm

SaskPower customers in several North Battleford areas will be waking up on Sunday morning without power.

According to SaskPower spokesperson Jordan Jackle, the work is necessary to upgrade equipment.

Battlefords RCMP warn that there are serious consequences to pet owners should they leave their family pet inside a hot car with little to no cool air circulating this summer.
Battlefords RCMP warn that there are serious consequences to pet owners should they leave their family pet inside a hot car with little to no cool air circulating this summer. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

RCMP warn leaving pets in hot cars is a crime

By Roger White
May 30, 2018 - 8:00am

Mounties from the local detachment hope residents don't leave their pets in their vehicles this year as temperatures start to rise over 30 Celsius. 

Pages