Battlefords

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk is planning a meet and greet Wednesday in N.B.
Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk is planning a meet and greet Wednesday in N.B. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Conservative candidate Falk focused on helping families, reducing crime

By Angela Brown
November 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk, who is running in the Dec. 11 federal byelection for Battlefords-Lloydminster, said she is focused on helping struggling families as part of her platform.

Falk visited North Battleford Monday and opened her new campaign office on 100 Street.

The second-degree murder case involving Gerald Stanley is set to go to trial in January.
The second-degree murder case involving Gerald Stanley is set to go to trial in January. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Judge named in Stanley trial, voir dire being held

By Angela Brown
November 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

The name of the judge has been announced for the second-degree murder case involving Gerald Stanley.

Chief Justice Martel Popescul, who is the chief justice for the province, will preside in a trial by jury at Court of Queen's Bench in the town of Battleford.

With cannabis consumption and growing set to be legalized next year, the SKLA is advising landlords in the province to prohibit all smoking on their properties.
With cannabis consumption and growing set to be legalized next year, the SKLA is advising landlords in the province to prohibit all smoking on their properties. The Canadian Press

Landlord group advocates for no pot smoking or growing for renters

By Greg Higgins
November 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

A provincial landlord association is recommending owners of rental units not allow their tenants to smoke marijuana on balconies, or be allowed to grow marijuana in a building they occupy.

Saskatchewan's own Northern Pikes are bringing their high energy music to the Dekker Centre on Friday night at 8 p.m.
Saskatchewan's own Northern Pikes are bringing their high energy music to the Dekker Centre on Friday night at 8 p.m. submitted/thenorthernpikes.com

Northern Pikes bring 30th anniversary tour to the Dekker Centre

By Roger White
November 21, 2017 - 10:00am

Whether it’s their tongue-in-cheek lyrics or their small town Saskatchewan charm, The Northern Pikes have been a favorite of concert goers for decades and now they bring their 30th anniversary tour to the Dekker Centre in North Battleford this Friday night.

An example of a natural playground created in another community. BECIP hopes N.B. will fund its proposal for a natural play space at Centennial Park.
An example of a natural playground created in another community. BECIP hopes N.B. will fund its proposal for a natural play space at Centennial Park. Facebook/BienenstockPlaygrounds

BECIP hopes city will help fund natural play space

By Angela Brown
November 20, 2017 - 4:29pm Updated: November 20, 2017 - 5:03pm

Administrators of the Battlefords Early Childhood Intervention Program (BECIP) hope North Battleford city hall will find room in the budget for a children's outdoor play space. 

Local community organizations supporting children gather outside North Battleford City Hall with N.B Mayor Ryan Bater and Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie to recognize National Child Day, Monday.
Local community organizations supporting children gather outside North Battleford City Hall with N.B Mayor Ryan Bater and Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie to recognize National Child Day, Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

National Child Day celebrated in the Battlefords

By Angela Brown
November 20, 2017 - 11:40am Updated: November 20, 2017 - 12:22pm

Rights for healthy living, healthy relationships and education are some of what the Battleford's Children's Charter guaranteed when it was signed in 2013.

The city is receiving $770,000 from the province for another year for targeted policing initiatives.
The city is receiving $770,000 from the province for another year for targeted policing initiatives. file photo/CJME News Staff

N.B. receives continued funding for targeted policing

By CJNB Staff
November 19, 2017 - 10:16am

North Battleford has received funding for targeted policing initiatives from the province once again for 2018.

The $770,000 investment will fund seven existing North Battleford RCMP officer positions thru 2018.

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