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National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place June 21 and Urban Treaty Day will be held June 20. Both days include a number of celebrations in North Battleford.
National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place June 21 and Urban Treaty Day will be held June 20. Both days include a number of celebrations in North Battleford. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Indigenous Peoples Day to include raising of permanent flag at city hall

By Angela Brown
June 15, 2018 - 10:00am

The Battlefords will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day Thursday with a number of events, including raising the Treaty 6 flag outside City Hall where it will remain permanently on display.

Insp. John Sutherland and Sherry Jimmy, Reeve of the R.M. have a brief discussion following the RCMP town hall meeting in Meota on Thursday.
Insp. John Sutherland and Sherry Jimmy, Reeve of the R.M. have a brief discussion following the RCMP town hall meeting in Meota on Thursday. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

RCMP engages community at town hall in Meota

By Roger White
June 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Over 60 residents of Meota and surrounding areas met with members of the Battlefords RCMP at the Community Centre on Thursday night at a town hall style meeting to get an update on what members of the detachment are doing to combat crime in the rural areas.  

Busses were lined up to take Waterhen Lake First Nation residents to Saskatoon Tuesday evening.
Busses were lined up to take Waterhen Lake First Nation residents to Saskatoon Tuesday evening. Kathy Gallant/meadowlakeNOW Staff

Crews continue work on wildfire near Waterhen and Jeannette Lakes

By Kathy Gallant
May 16, 2018 - 2:48pm

Fire crews have been working around the clock to help keep the ‘TUFF’ wildfire away from people and structures on Waterhen and Jeannette Lakes at the Meadow Lake Provincial Park.

Women, children and more will be affected if services provided by the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre are drastically altered due to lack of funding from the provincial government.
Women, children and more will be affected if services provided by the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre are drastically altered due to lack of funding from the provincial government. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Funding cuts to sexual assault centre could lead to change in service

By Roger White
May 16, 2018 - 2:03pm Updated: May 17, 2018 - 4:34am

While Sexual Assault Awareness Week in Saskatchewan is designed to bring attention to the plight of those in our community who have been victims of sexual or physical abuse, Amber Stewart of the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre (BASAC) believes the time is also ripe to make the communit

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