Greg Higgins

According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, council hasn't discussed the potential of Uber operating in the city and won't entertain the idea until either the company expresses interest in N.B. or the community expresses interest in wanting the service.
According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, council hasn't discussed the potential of Uber operating in the city and won't entertain the idea until either the company expresses interest in N.B. or the community expresses interest in wanting the service. file photo/CJME Staff

No plans for Uber in North Battleford yet

By Greg Higgins
December 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Uber ride-sharing service has been approved to establish itself in the province, but hasn’t set its sites on the Battlefords yet and the city says it is a bridge it will cross when they get to it.

North Battleford director of planning and development, Jennifer Niesink, addressed council on the departments plans for next year, which include the continuation of revitalization of downtown and a new pay parking lot.
North Battleford director of planning and development, Jennifer Niesink, addressed council on the departments plans for next year, which include the continuation of revitalization of downtown and a new pay parking lot. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

More downtown revitalization and pay parking lot proposed by city for 2018

By Greg Higgins
December 7, 2017 - 4:45pm Updated: December 8, 2017 - 12:39pm

According to North Battleford administration, the next phase of downtown revitalization on 101st St. from 12th Ave. to the Library will be much smoother next year and will have less impact on the business community.

North Battleford Director of Leisure Services, Bill Samborski, addresses council with a new philosophy on providing programs for the clients of the Aquatic Centre and Field House.
North Battleford Director of Leisure Services, Bill Samborski, addresses council with a new philosophy on providing programs for the clients of the Aquatic Centre and Field House. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Reduced hours and programming suggested for Leisure Services

By Greg Higgins
December 7, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 7, 2017 - 4:44pm

Anyone who uses North Battleford’s Aquatic Centre and Field House at night may need to rearrange their schedules as Leisure Services announced it will be looking at reducing hours and programming at last night’s budget meeting.

North West College's North Battleford and Meadow Lake campuses will be business as usual, as the college starts their search for its new president and CEO.
North West College's North Battleford and Meadow Lake campuses will be business as usual, as the college starts their search for its new president and CEO. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

New North West College president and CEO search begins

By Greg Higgins
December 3, 2017 - 12:25pm

North West College is beginning a Canada wide search for its new president and CEO after Tavia Laliberte formally announced her resignation effective in February.

North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, appreciates the seven RCMP officers supplied by Saskatchewan, but feels more positions should be provided by the province to combat the crime issues.
North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, appreciates the seven RCMP officers supplied by Saskatchewan, but feels more positions should be provided by the province to combat the crime issues. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Mayor: provincial, federal help needed to conquer crime in N.B.

By Greg Higgins
December 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

According to North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater, the city needs provincial and federal help in order to truly overcome the crime problem in the city.

While vacancy rates continue to hit historic highs in North Battleford, rent continues to increase while other communities in the same situation are lowing rent in an attempt to keep tenants.
While vacancy rates continue to hit historic highs in North Battleford, rent continues to increase while other communities in the same situation are lowing rent in an attempt to keep tenants. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

North Battleford rent increases defying provincial trends

By Greg Higgins
November 30, 2017 - 2:30pm Updated: November 30, 2017 - 4:08pm

North Battleford seems be the anomaly in the Saskatchewan renters market, according to recent data.  While other communities have lowered rent when experiencing an increase in vacancy rates, North Battleford has increased rent while vacancy rates have climbed to an all time high.  

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