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Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP MP Georgina Jolibois waves to constituents in her riding.
Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP MP Georgina Jolibois waves to constituents in her riding. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

MP hopes National Indigenous Peoples Day becomes stat in 2019

By Derek Cornet
June 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

With National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations underway across Canada today, Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River NDP MP Georgina Jolibois said she hopes 2018 is the last year before it becomes a statutory holiday.

Justin Trudeau confirmed the date during Question Period this afternoon in Ottawa.
Justin Trudeau confirmed the date during Question Period this afternoon in Ottawa. The Canadian Press

Legalization good news for local business owner

By Brady Lang
June 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

The legalization of marijuana in Canada now has a date, and that’s good news for a North Battleford business.

Dale Whiteside, owner of Rockshop SmokeShop, said even though his business doesn’t sell marijuana, he’s excited for the boost that it will bring to the entire industry.

The retailers who will operate the province’s cannabis retail stores in North Battleford and Battleford were announced this morning.
The retailers who will operate the province’s cannabis retail stores in North Battleford and Battleford were announced this morning. File photo/battlefordsNOW

Local cannabis retailers selected

By battlefordsNOW Staff
June 1, 2018 - 11:26am Updated: June 1, 2018 - 12:28pm

The names of the three retailers who will operate the province’s cannabis retail stores in North Battleford and Battleford were announced by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Friday morning.

The Trans Mountain pipeline has been purchased by the federal government for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan.
The Trans Mountain pipeline has been purchased by the federal government for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan. The Canadian Press

Locals have mixed feelings on federal pipeline purchase

By Roger White
May 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Yesterday’s announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau that the Liberal government intends to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion is generating mixed reactions.

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