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Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre manager Heather O’Neill with a couple of the bags of food and fresh fruit donated recently as the organization tries to keep up with demand over the summer months.
Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre manager Heather O’Neill with a couple of the bags of food and fresh fruit donated recently as the organization tries to keep up with demand over the summer months. submitted photo/Erin Katerynych

Summer months can be challenging for food banks

By Brady Lang
July 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

Food Banks Canada and the Battlefords and District Food and Resource Centre are making sure kids don’t go hungry this summer.

BASAC executive director Amber Stewart, is hopeful that recent discussions with the Ministry of Justice results in more funding and support so her organization can continue to provide the services they offer to the Battlefords and Meadow Lake areas.
BASAC executive director Amber Stewart, is hopeful that recent discussions with the Ministry of Justice results in more funding and support so her organization can continue to provide the services they offer to the Battlefords and Meadow Lake areas. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sex assault centre services extended to October; meetings with Justice Dept. continue

By Roger White
July 10, 2018 - 5:00pm

The line has been drawn in the sand by the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre (BASAC).

A rendering of what the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford will look like after it's completed. The move into the new facility is expected to start in August. The facility should be open around December.
A rendering of what the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford will look like after it's completed. The move into the new facility is expected to start in August. The facility should be open around December. File photo/Government of Saskatchewan

Move into new Saskatchewan Hospital expected to start next month

By Angela Brown
July 9, 2018 - 1:00pm

The new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford is coming closer to completion.

The province is inviting public feedback on how they should address cannabis impairment in the workplace. However the SGEU says policies on impairment are already in place and there should be no panic ahead of legalization.
The province is inviting public feedback on how they should address cannabis impairment in the workplace. However the SGEU says policies on impairment are already in place and there should be no panic ahead of legalization. File photo/paNOW Staff

Province wants feedback on cannabis impairment in workplace, union says no need for panic

By Glenn Hicks
July 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Government of Saskatchewan wants the public to have their say on how best to keep people safe in the workplace once recreational marijuana is legal in October, though a union leader believes there should be no panic about the situation.

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