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According to Derek Sieben, the administration and finance chair, the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games committee has to raise just over $527,000 to meet their projected budget goal of $1.8 million.
According to Derek Sieben, the administration and finance chair, the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games committee has to raise just over $527,000 to meet their projected budget goal of $1.8 million. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Committee has to raise half a million dollars to meet budget goal

By Greg Higgins
April 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Business owners in the Battlefords area can expect a visit from the Saskatchewan Winter Games Committee as it has to raise just over half a million dollars to hit their total budgeted goal of roughly $1.8 million.

North Battleford city council approved the majority of the budget amendments but will consult with the business sector and the public before officially amending the taxation bylaw.
North Battleford city council approved the majority of the budget amendments but will consult with the business sector and the public before officially amending the taxation bylaw. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Provincial budget will affect NB for years, council

By Greg Higgins
April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 11:17am

North Battleford residents could be looking at a further three per cent property tax increase to address a funding shortfall.

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater, along with council, will make some very tough decisions to balance a nearly 2 million dollar deficit cause by cuts from the provincial budget.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater, along with council, will make some very tough decisions to balance a nearly 2 million dollar deficit cause by cuts from the provincial budget. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

City will propose revised budget to council tonight

By Greg Higgins
April 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

It’s a big night for North Battleford city council as decisions have to be made to balance a nearly $2 million deficit due to cuts in the provincial budget.

The owner of a German shepherd that attacked a puppy, which may need to be put down barring surgery, has come forward and will help pay for vet bills.
The owner of a German shepherd that attacked a puppy, which may need to be put down barring surgery, has come forward and will help pay for vet bills. Facebook

Owner of dog from park attack video comes forward

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

Owners of both dogs involved in a viral video, involving one dog attacking another, have come forward to set the record straight.

The incident involved an adult German shepherd and a six-month-old Shih Tzu-Yorkie cross.

A German Sheppard tosses a puppy around like a rag doll at a local dog park. The search is on for the Sheppard's owner.
A German Sheppard tosses a puppy around like a rag doll at a local dog park. The search is on for the Sheppard's owner. supplied/Facebook

Owner of Sheppard that attacked puppy yet to be identified

By Greg Higgins
April 20, 2017 - 9:53am

The search is on for the owner of a German Sheppard who attacked at puppy at a North Battleford dog park.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon where a German Sheppared viciously attacked what is beleived to be a Shih Tzu-Yorkie cross.

North Battleford is asking its residents to bring in their hazardous household materials so they can be properly disposed of to help the environment and keep employees safe.
North Battleford is asking its residents to bring in their hazardous household materials so they can be properly disposed of to help the environment and keep employees safe. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Dispose of household hazardous material this weekend

By Greg Higgins
April 20, 2017 - 6:00am

Disposing of hazardous waste is not only good for the environment, but it keeps city employees safe. 

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. city staff is asking residents to bring any hazardous materials to the Public Works Shop, which is across from Home Hardware. 

Thanks to a bid well under budget, city administration hopes all the planned construction for the year will be completed.
Thanks to a bid well under budget, city administration hopes all the planned construction for the year will be completed. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

UPAR bid comes in under budget to relief of administration

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

There was a concern the city wouldn’t be able to afford all the Underground Pipes and Asphalt (UPAR) work proposed after cuts in the provincial budget but, thanks to a low bid on the work from a Battleford company, it looks like everything can be completed as planned.  

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