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Cathy Richardson receives the 2017 Citizen of the Year award from Rob Rongve (a former citizen of the year), Friday. She previously received a Best Citizen award from the Best of the Best Awards in 2017.
Cathy Richardson receives the 2017 Citizen of the Year award from Rob Rongve (a former citizen of the year), Friday. She previously received a Best Citizen award from the Best of the Best Awards in 2017. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battlefords Citizens of the Year honoured

By Angela Brown
February 4, 2018 - 8:32am

Undertaking small acts to help others may not seem like much, but can go a long way towards doing a lot.

That was the theme of the Battlefords and District Citizen of the Year banquet and ceremony at the Western Development Museum, Friday.

Some Biggar area residents will experience brief power interruptions next week as SaskPower does routine maintenance on transporters.
Some Biggar area residents will experience brief power interruptions next week as SaskPower does routine maintenance on transporters. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Transformer maintenance to cause multiple outages for Biggar residents

By Roger White
January 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

Some Biggar area residents will experience brief power interruptions next week as SaskPower performs routine maintenance and repairs to some transformers in the community.

The work will begin Monday morning and continue until Friday, Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Iris Miller Dennis (Saskatchewan Approved Private Homes Inc.), standing, right, discusses the Saskatchewan Approved Private Service Homes Program to North Battleford council, Jan. 8.
Iris Miller Dennis (Saskatchewan Approved Private Homes Inc.), standing, right, discusses the Saskatchewan Approved Private Service Homes Program to North Battleford council, Jan. 8. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Council reviews zoning of family homes caring for disabled

By Angela Brown
January 12, 2018 - 5:40pm

North Battleford City Hall plans to review its zoning bylaw impacting Saskatchewan Approved Private Service Homes in the city, so they may not need council’s special approval to operate.

For a second straight day cold temperature closed a number of schools and forced buses in the area to stop running.
For a second straight day cold temperature closed a number of schools and forced buses in the area to stop running. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Extreme weather causes bus and school closures for second straight day

By Roger White
January 12, 2018 - 7:44am

The extreme cold weather is playing havoc with some buses in the area.
 
-All North Battleford and Battleford, Leoville, Spiritwood, Hafford and Medstead buses with the Living Sky School Divivison are not running today.
 

Beginning today, anyone interested in securing a seasonal site in one of the 19 Saskatchewan provincial parks like Cochin (pictured here) can submit a lottery application online. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1 and the lottery takes place Feb. 5.
Beginning today, anyone interested in securing a seasonal site in one of the 19 Saskatchewan provincial parks like Cochin (pictured here) can submit a lottery application online. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1 and the lottery takes place Feb. 5. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Provincial parks lottery registration begins today

By Roger White
January 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

The countdown is on for those who enjoy camping in our province and after last week’s cold snap; it can’t come soon enough.

A local specialist doesn’t expect there will any significant local impact as a result of the new mortgage stress test rules that came into effect Jan. 1. There is the potential that home prices could possibly decrease in the future, however, if there is an impact on sales.
A local specialist doesn’t expect there will any significant local impact as a result of the new mortgage stress test rules that came into effect Jan. 1. There is the potential that home prices could possibly decrease in the future, however, if there is an impact on sales. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Mortgage stress test means new rules for Battlefords home buyers

By Angela Brown
January 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Battlefords home buyers may need to plan ahead to ensure they meet the stiffer requirements for purchasing the home they have their eye on as a result of Canada’s new mortgage stress test that went into effect on Jan.

According to Lighthouse genereal manager, Kerry Reimer, the local shelter in North Battleford has ample supplies and room for anyone who needs to escape the extreme cold the area is experiencing.
According to Lighthouse genereal manager, Kerry Reimer, the local shelter in North Battleford has ample supplies and room for anyone who needs to escape the extreme cold the area is experiencing. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Local shelters ready to accommodate anyone in need

By Greg Higgins
December 31, 2017 - 9:37am

As the city remains locked in an Arctic deep-freeze and temperatures drop below -40C at night, no one should be outside for too long and The Lighthouse has its doors open, ready for those in need.

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