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One of two panels of a cairn commemorating the 74 individuals buried in the Battleford area gravesite of a former area residential school.
One of two panels of a cairn commemorating the 74 individuals buried in the Battleford area gravesite of a former area residential school. Submitted photo

Former residential school cemetery designated heritage site

By Angela Brown
May 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

A group of concerned citizens was successful in having the Battleford Industrial School Cemetery, located south of the town of Battleford, designated a Municipal Heritage Property.

Neil Sasakamoose, BATC executive director, Ali Tatar, BATC director of governance, Kathy Kissick, BATC director of finance, North Battleford City Manager Jim Puffalt, and Angela Aucoin, executive assistant with the City of North Battleford, were presented with the 2018 Affinity Credit Union Economic Partnership Award Wednesday.
Neil Sasakamoose, BATC executive director, Ali Tatar, BATC director of governance, Kathy Kissick, BATC director of finance, North Battleford City Manager Jim Puffalt, and Angela Aucoin, executive assistant with the City of North Battleford, were presented with the 2018 Affinity Credit Union Economic Partnership Award Wednesday. Submitted photo/Susanne Abe

City, BATC honoured with economic partnership award

By Angela Brown
May 3, 2018 - 12:00pm

The City of North Battleford and the Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs were recognized with a 2018 Economic Partnership Award.

No one was hurt after a grass fire destroyed an unoccupied structure on the Saulteaux First Nation Saturday.
No one was hurt after a grass fire destroyed an unoccupied structure on the Saulteaux First Nation Saturday. file photo/battlefordsNOW

House destroyed in grass fire, no injuries reported

By Roger White
May 1, 2018 - 10:00am Updated: May 2, 2018 - 1:49pm

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a grass fire which destroyed a vacant house on Saturday.

The fire occurred on the Saulteaux First Nation and not Moosomin First Nation as first reported.

Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre is planning a lunchtime information session about the Jordan’s Principle program, to help Indigenous children have better access to health care.
Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre is planning a lunchtime information session about the Jordan’s Principle program, to help Indigenous children have better access to health care. Jordan's Principle/Facebook

Luncheon presentation aims to help Indigenous children access care

By Angela Brown
April 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

An upcoming luncheon presentation in North Battleford aims to raise awareness about how parents can ensure their Indigenous children have proper access for all their health care needs.

Two Big River First Nation residents will appear in court in June after a RCMP traffic stop on April 21 resulted in the seizure of drugs including prescription pills.
Two Big River First Nation residents will appear in court in June after a RCMP traffic stop on April 21 resulted in the seizure of drugs including prescription pills. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Traffic stop results in meth seizure and arrests

By battlefordsNOW Staff
April 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

Two people from Big River First Nation face numerous drug trafficking and weapons charges after a traffic stop on Highway 55 near Debden netted RCMP what is believed to be methamphetamines (crystal meth) and a quantity of prescription pills.

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