Greg Higgins

Couples in North Battleford are also choosing traditional marriage over common-law status a lot more compared to the rest of the province and Canada.
Couples in North Battleford are also choosing traditional marriage over common-law status a lot more compared to the rest of the province and Canada. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

New census data shows single parent families on the rise in NB

By Greg Higgins
August 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

The percentage of two parent families with children continues to drop, while single parent families have risen in North Battleford, according to new data from Statistics Canada.

Sasktel is aware of a telephone disturbance in the St. Walburg area and have sent technicians out to try and fix the problem.
Sasktel is aware of a telephone disturbance in the St. Walburg area and have sent technicians out to try and fix the problem. file photo/CJME News Staff

UPDATE: Phone service restored in St. Walburg area

By Greg Higgins
August 1, 2017 - 12:09pm Updated: August 1, 2017 - 3:29pm

Locals living in Paradise Hill and St. Walburg are unable to make long distance calls, and residents in Little Fishing Lake and Frenchman Butte are without a dial tone altogether.

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater said the variables used by Money Sense which ranked the city at 333 out of 417, don't accurately depict quality of life in the community.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater said the variables used by Money Sense which ranked the city at 333 out of 417, don't accurately depict quality of life in the community. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Mayor disagrees with N.B. ranking on best places to live

By Greg Higgins
July 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

The mayor of North Battleford is defending the community from a recent feature in a Toronto-based e-magazine that ranks the city very low in national standings for best places to live in the country.

According to Amanda Kay, the doctor she brought her son Hudson to was sure his burns were chemical in nature.
According to Amanda Kay, the doctor she brought her son Hudson to was sure his burns were chemical in nature. submitted photo/Amanda Kay

N.B. mom warns of sunsceen's dangers after son burned

By Greg Higgins
July 24, 2017 - 2:06pm Updated: July 24, 2017 - 4:34pm

What was supposed to be a fun day in the sun for one local family turned into a nightmare, as the sunscreen used that day to protect from burns, alledgedly ended up causing them instead.

City administration is planning a barbecue dinner to inform residents what exactly is and is not allowed in the bins as contamination has become a problem.
City administration is planning a barbecue dinner to inform residents what exactly is and is not allowed in the bins as contamination has become a problem. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. reminding residents to sort recycling properly

By Greg Higgins
July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: July 22, 2017 - 2:08pm

City administration is planning an event to remind residents of the complications that arise when they put unrecyclable items into blue bins.

The Treaty 6 flag will join the city, provincial and Canadian flags as a permanent fixture outside city hall in North Battleford.
The Treaty 6 flag will join the city, provincial and Canadian flags as a permanent fixture outside city hall in North Battleford. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Treaty 6 flag to fly permanently at city hall

By Greg Higgins
July 19, 2017 - 11:02am Updated: July 19, 2017 - 2:12pm

Treaty will now become a feature of city hall after councillors voted to permanently fly a Treaty 6 flag outside the building. 

Mayor Ryan Bater said the decision is overdue.

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