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Three young people have been arrested following an act of vandalism at a rural school on Wednesday.
Three young people have been arrested following an act of vandalism at a rural school on Wednesday. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Police arrest youth suspects after school vandalism

By Roger White
May 25, 2017 - 1:06pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 1:55pm

Three young people have been arrested and charged with vandalism after three surveillance cameras were destroyed at a rural school North of North Battleford on Wednesday morning. Battleford RCMP Cpl. James Fenrich said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m.

CEO David Fan following Wednesday's meeting. The board passed new budgets for 2017-18.
CEO David Fan following Wednesday's meeting. The board passed new budgets for 2017-18. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Prairie North Health Region passes status quo budget

By Angela Brown
May 25, 2017 - 12:14pm Updated: May 25, 2017 - 1:06pm

Prairie North Regional Health Authority (PNRHA) said the health region is staying status quo for its new budget in light of the province’s plans to restructure the 12 health regions in Saskatchewan and amalgamate to form one single health unit.

Swat teams outside the Manchester arena following Mondays terrorist attack that killed 22 people.
Swat teams outside the Manchester arena following Mondays terrorist attack that killed 22 people. file photo/Canadian Press

MP Ritz following Manchester attack: 'We are not immune'

By Roger White
May 25, 2017 - 12:00pm

As the world watched the horrors unfold on Monday following the terrorist attack on innocent concert goers in Manchester England, Lloydminster and Battlefords M.P. Gerry Ritz knows all too well that it could happen in our country as well.

Maidstone RCMP charged a St. Walburg man for driving without due care and attention following an accident that sent two Regina motorists to hospital on Wednesday.
Maidstone RCMP charged a St. Walburg man for driving without due care and attention following an accident that sent two Regina motorists to hospital on Wednesday. submitted photo/RCMP

Distracted driver sends two people to hospital

By Roger White
May 25, 2017 - 7:43am Updated: May 25, 2017 - 8:19am

A 55-year old St. Walburg man has been charged with driving without due care and attention following a serious motor vehicle collision at the west access of Lashburn and Highway 16.

Medstead Volunteer Firefighters were on the scene of an early morning tractor fire, Tuesday.
Medstead Volunteer Firefighters were on the scene of an early morning tractor fire, Tuesday. submitted photo/Medstead Fire Department

Tractor fire investigation underway in Medstead

By Roger White
May 24, 2017 - 1:47pm

There were harrowing moments for a Medstead farmer as the tractor he was operating caught fire. 

Volunteer Firefighters were called to the property shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday to see the tractor fully engulfed in flames.

The historic post office building has been purchased and will be open again for services this fall.
The historic post office building has been purchased and will be open again for services this fall. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battleford post office returning downtown

By Angela Brown
May 24, 2017 - 1:15pm

The local post office is coming back downtown after a much-needed restoration.

The town of Battleford's post office building on 22nd St. W. is getting a new life after two investors decided to purchase the 116-year-old building to restore it.

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