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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.

Battlefords Interval House Interim Executive Director Krista Abbott shows one of the rooms that was renovated with help from a combined-government grant.
Battlefords Interval House Interim Executive Director Krista Abbott shows one of the rooms that was renovated with help from a combined-government grant. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Interval House pleased with funding for upgrades

By Angela Brown
June 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

Battlefords Interval House was one of a number of emergency shelters in the province to benefit from funding through a joint federal and provincial government funding program.

North Battleford council approved a resolution for a land-sale agreement for a new hotel development project at its recent meeting.
North Battleford council approved a resolution for a land-sale agreement for a new hotel development project at its recent meeting. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Battleford City Hall approves land sale for new hotel development

By Angela Brown
June 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

North Battleford's City Hall heard some good news about plans for a new hotel development when council met Monday night.

The city sold about two acres of land for $1 million for the development of a Holiday Inn in the southeast area of North Battleford.

Justin Trudeau confirmed the date during Question Period this afternoon in Ottawa.
Justin Trudeau confirmed the date during Question Period this afternoon in Ottawa. The Canadian Press

Legalization good news for local business owner

By Brady Lang
June 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

The legalization of marijuana in Canada now has a date, and that’s good news for a North Battleford business.

Dale Whiteside, owner of Rockshop SmokeShop, said even though his business doesn’t sell marijuana, he’s excited for the boost that it will bring to the entire industry.

The staff of Nutec, along with Stars head coach and GM Brayden Klimosko and Marketing Manager Caitlyn Gray, made a sizable donation to the SJHL Assistance Program.
The staff of Nutec, along with Stars head coach and GM Brayden Klimosko and Marketing Manager Caitlyn Gray, made a sizable donation to the SJHL Assistance Program. Brady Lang/battlefordsNOW staff

Nutec and North Stars make donation to SJHL Assistance Program

By Brady Lang
June 20, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:46pm

Nutec Embroidery and the Battlefords North Stars made a huge contribution to the SJHL Assistance Program Wednesday.

A rendering of what the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford will look like upon completion. The New Beginnings fundraising campaign received a donation of $70 per person within the R.M. of North Battleford No.437 that totals over $51,000 towards the purchase of medical equipment and furniture for the facility.
A rendering of what the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford will look like upon completion. The New Beginnings fundraising campaign received a donation of $70 per person within the R.M. of North Battleford No.437 that totals over $51,000 towards the purchase of medical equipment and furniture for the facility. File photo/Government of Saskatchewan

Sask. Hospital receives donation from R.M. of North Battleford

By Roger White
June 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

The New Beginnings fundraising campaign for the Saskatchewan Hospital has received another sizeable donation which will help purchase medical equipment and furniture for the new mental health facility, which is scheduled to open this fall.

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