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Battlefords RCMP opened fire on the driver of a vehicle who allegedly rammed a police vehicle tonight.
Battlefords RCMP opened fire on the driver of a vehicle who allegedly rammed a police vehicle tonight. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

BREAKING: Battlefords RCMP fire multiple shots after suspect rams police: with video

By Greg Higgins
October 22, 2017 - 12:03am Updated: October 22, 2017 - 12:51am

Battlefords RCMP opened fire on the driver of a vehicle who allegedly rammed a police vehicle tonight.

The incident happened on the corner of 15 Ave. and 105th St. 

While superhero costumes should be fine at most schools allowing students to dress up, parents should still check if costumes are permitted before sending them off on Halloween.
While superhero costumes should be fine at most schools allowing students to dress up, parents should still check if costumes are permitted before sending them off on Halloween. Colin McGarrigle/battlefordsNOW Staff

Parents should check school rules for Halloween costumes

By Greg Higgins
October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Before children of the Battlefords head off to school dressed as little witches and ghouls, local school boards say parents should check on what costumes are allowed, and if they are at all.

The downtown reopened to traffic recently, but some chamber members are unhappy with the length of time it took for the project to be completed.
The downtown reopened to traffic recently, but some chamber members are unhappy with the length of time it took for the project to be completed. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Downtown chamber members 'really upset' with city over construction timeline

By Greg Higgins
October 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

After months of construction, barriers to vehicles were removed in downtown North Battleford yesterday, but some of the affected business owners are "really upset" over the length of time it took for the project to be completed.

The Prairie North Health Region will begin the annual flu shot campaign next Monday and will set up clinics across the region over the next couple of months.
The Prairie North Health Region will begin the annual flu shot campaign next Monday and will set up clinics across the region over the next couple of months. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Flu shot campaign aimed at those most at risk

By Greg Higgins
October 18, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: October 19, 2017 - 10:35am

To some people the flu can be an inconvenience, but to others, it can cause major health complications or even death. And with that knowledge, the local health authority is encouring everyone, especially those most at risk of complications, to get their flu shot starting next week. 

City administrators are asking for the public's input on how it can help the housing situation in the city by completing a survey on their website.
City administrators are asking for the public's input on how it can help the housing situation in the city by completing a survey on their website. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

City asking for public's input to improve housing situation

By Greg Higgins
October 16, 2017 - 4:06pm Updated: October 17, 2017 - 10:12am

Anyone with suggestions on how North Battleford can improve the housing situation in the city now has a chance to have their voices heard.

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial ribbon today to officially reopen the downtown after several months of construction.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial ribbon today to officially reopen the downtown after several months of construction. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Downtown 'officially' reopens, but not to vehicles yet

By Greg Higgins
October 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial red ribbon today to officially reopen the “downtown T” to the public this morning. But with one glaring exception — the roads aren’t ready for vehicular traffic yet.

A street mural project to unify neighbours and slow traffic was considered so successful by North Battleford administration that another project is planned this weekend.
A street mural project to unify neighbours and slow traffic was considered so successful by North Battleford administration that another project is planned this weekend. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Second street mural coming to N.B.

By Greg Higgins
September 27, 2017 - 5:00pm

A second road mural is in the works for a North Battleford neighbourhood to promote unity and help slow down traffic in the area. And this new mural will celebrate Canadian veterans with a tribute to Vimy Ridge.

Dr. Mandiangu Nsungu advises children along with pregnant women and adults who work with infants, to make sure they are up to date with their immunizations in order to prevent a whooping cough outbreak like the one in Moose Jaw.
Dr. Mandiangu Nsungu advises children along with pregnant women and adults who work with infants, to make sure they are up to date with their immunizations in order to prevent a whooping cough outbreak like the one in Moose Jaw. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Vaccinations key to preventing whooping cough outbreak: health region

By Greg Higgins
September 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

The current whooping cough outbreak in Moose Jaw is reminiscent of the one in Meadow Lake two years ago, but another epidemic can be avoided in the health region by keeping up with vaccinations, according to one doctor.

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