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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.

Bike enthusiasts are welcomed to take part in the 16th annual Ride For A Vet event on July 14.
Bike enthusiasts are welcomed to take part in the 16th annual Ride For A Vet event on July 14. Facebook/Canadian Legion of Riders

Charity poker run supports local veterans

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

Local area motorcyclists are invited to shine up their ride and come out to the annual Canadian Legion of Riders Charity Poker Rally on Saturday, July 14 in North Battleford.

The Ride for a Vet event, in its 16th year raises money to support area veterans in need.

The RM of Battle River Reeve Joe Beckman, centre, and Administrator Betty Johnson, left, join New Beginnings campaign lead Corinne Bernier Delainey during a cheque presentation recently. The RM of Battle River made a $50,000 donation to the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford New Beginnings campaign.
The RM of Battle River Reeve Joe Beckman, centre, and Administrator Betty Johnson, left, join New Beginnings campaign lead Corinne Bernier Delainey during a cheque presentation recently. The RM of Battle River made a $50,000 donation to the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford New Beginnings campaign. Facebook/Saskatchewan Hospital New Beginnings

Two area RMs step up to support Sask. Hospital campaign

By Angela Brown
July 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

Two area municipalities stepped up to give the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford New Beginnings fundraising campaign a boost with a total donation of over $101,000, helping bring the total funds raised a little closer to the $8 million campaign goal. 

Left to right, Rotary Past President Warren Williams, Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford New Beginnings campaign committee representatives Jane Shury , Ben Christensen and fundraising lead Corinne Bernier Delainey, along with Rotary Outgoing President Terry Blanchette pose for the cheque presentation. Rotary donated $10,000 to the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford New Beginnings campaign for furnishings and equipment for the new hospital at Thursday’s event.
Left to right, Rotary Past President Warren Williams, Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford New Beginnings campaign committee representatives Jane Shury , Ben Christensen and fundraising lead Corinne Bernier Delainey, along with Rotary Outgoing President Terry Blanchette pose for the cheque presentation. Rotary donated $10,000 to the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford New Beginnings campaign for furnishings and equipment for the new hospital at Thursday’s event. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Rotary supports Sask. Hospital campaign

By Angela Brown
June 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Rotary Club of the Battlefords took the opportunity to contribute $10,000 to the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford New Beginnings campaign during its year-end wrap-up meeting Thursday.

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