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(Left to right) Claudette McGuire of the BUH Foundation, Joanne Lewchuk, Sylvia Duhaime,organizers of the Cody Duhaime Memorial Walk, Johann Engelke and Lori Navarro of Prairie North Health Region during a cheque presentation to the Battlefords Mental Health Centre last week.
(Left to right) Claudette McGuire of the BUH Foundation, Joanne Lewchuk, Sylvia Duhaime,organizers of the Cody Duhaime Memorial Walk, Johann Engelke and Lori Navarro of Prairie North Health Region during a cheque presentation to the Battlefords Mental Health Centre last week. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

BMHC patients and staff to decide donation’s use

By Roger White
September 26, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: September 26, 2017 - 8:50am

Emotions were high during a presentation made last week to the board of the Battlefords Mental Health Centre (BHMC) by the organizers of the 1st annual Cody Duhaime Memorial Walk for Suicide Awareness.

Elder Ethel Stone, left, with Sherron Burns, Living Sky School Division First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Engagement and Achievement Consultant.
Elder Ethel Stone, left, with Sherron Burns, Living Sky School Division First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Engagement and Achievement Consultant. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Residential School survivors to be honoured with Orange Shirt Day

By Angela Brown
September 25, 2017 - 4:54pm Updated: September 25, 2017 - 5:42pm

Locals will join Residential School survivors this week to honour them in a special ceremony. 

The event is part of national Orange Shirt Day, to raise awareness about a dark part of Canada's history when many Indigenous children were subjected to abuse.  

The Rotary Club of the Battlefords donated $25,000 to the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games fundraising committee. Pictured (left to right) games co-chair Rob Rongve, Rotary club past-president Warren Williams and David Schell, co-chair of the Winter Games committee during the official cheque presentation on Friday.
The Rotary Club of the Battlefords donated $25,000 to the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games fundraising committee. Pictured (left to right) games co-chair Rob Rongve, Rotary club past-president Warren Williams and David Schell, co-chair of the Winter Games committee during the official cheque presentation on Friday. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Rotary club supports Sask. Winter Games

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

The 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games committee inched closer to their fundraising goal on Friday thanks to a generous donation by the Rotary Club of the Battlefords.

Tournament organizer Jaime Maunula (right) presents a cheque for $25,429 to Kristina Konchak, director of major gifts with the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation.
Tournament organizer Jaime Maunula (right) presents a cheque for $25,429 to Kristina Konchak, director of major gifts with the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Memorial golf fundraiser hits new high

By Angela Brown
September 24, 2017 - 9:15pm Updated: September 25, 2017 - 10:03am

Junior golfers took to the course to support fellow children in need.

The second annual Brian Maunula Memorial Junior Golf Tournament took place Sunday and raised over $25,000 to benefit the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation.

Left to right: Kara Thevenot, Jolene Campbell, Dayna Demers and Robyn Silvernagle look to improve on their 2-1 record today as the Colonial Squares Classic continues in Saskatoon.
Left to right: Kara Thevenot, Jolene Campbell, Dayna Demers and Robyn Silvernagle look to improve on their 2-1 record today as the Colonial Squares Classic continues in Saskatoon. Dayna Demers/Facebook

Silvernagle advances to qualifier round at Colonial event

By Roger White
September 23, 2017 - 10:05am

The Robyn Silvernagle rink of North Battleford has advanced to the Group B qualifying round of the Colonial Squares Curling Classic being played at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon this weekend.

A packed dance floor rocking to the sounds of April Wine at the Gold Eagle Casino on Friday night.
A packed dance floor rocking to the sounds of April Wine at the Gold Eagle Casino on Friday night. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

April Wine rocks the Battlefords

By Roger White
September 23, 2017 - 10:00am

A capacity crowd was on hand at the Gold Eagle Casino on Friday night to welcome legendary Canadian rockers April Wine back to the Battleford’s.

“It’s been a long-time,” lead singer Myles Goodwyn told the crowd. “It’s great to be back here you were a great crowd.”

Student Arianna Parker performs during Friday's GSA barbecue.
Student Arianna Parker performs during Friday's GSA barbecue. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sakewew school hosts Gender, Sexuality Alliance support barbecue, Terry Fox run

By Angela Brown
September 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

Sakewew High School students showed a combined effort to support the Terry Fox Foundation this year.

Roughly 25 people including staff and teachers joined in a run and walk for the cause at 11 a.m. on Friday. 

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Three vehicle collision claims three lives near Lloydminster

By Roger White
September 22, 2017 - 3:00pm Updated: September 22, 2017 - 5:19pm

Three people are dead following an early morning crash involving two vehicles on Highway 16 approximately five km East of Lloydminster.

Maidstone RCMP said collison happened after 3 a.m. Friday morning when a heavy duty, flat deck truck collided with a minivan in the eastbound lane.

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