Battlefords

The Thunder from Down Under all-male review will take to the Gold Eagle Casino stage with their Las Vegas style show on Tuesday, Aug. 4th at 7 p.m.
The Thunder from Down Under all-male review will take to the Gold Eagle Casino stage with their Las Vegas style show on Tuesday, Aug. 4th at 7 p.m. submitted photo/thunderfromdownunder.com

Thunder from Down Under plans to take Battlefords by storm

By Roger White
July 26, 2017 - 11:28am Updated: July 26, 2017 - 12:01pm

They have appeared on the Ellen Show, Live with Regis and Kelly and The View and now Australia’s Thunder from Down Under will bring its show to the Gold Eagle Casino on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The Battlefords and Meadow Lake are under a heat warning until Friday with temperature expected to reach 29 C.
The Battlefords and Meadow Lake are under a heat warning until Friday with temperature expected to reach 29 C. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Heat warning issued for Battleford, Meadow Lake area until Friday

By Roger White
July 26, 2017 - 10:00am

Stay out of the sun and drink plenty of fluids, as a heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada for our region.

The warning includes the Battlefords, Meadow Lake, Unity and even further north to Buffalo Narrows and La Loche.

Town of Battleford's date for residential property owners to appeal their property re-assessment values was July 25.
Town of Battleford's date for residential property owners to appeal their property re-assessment values was July 25. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town of Battleford’s assessment appeals process starting soon

By Angela Brown
July 26, 2017 - 10:00am

Town of Battleford residents who wanted to appeal their property re-assessment values had until Tuesday (July 25) to do so.

By deadline the town received a total of four appeals.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt, standing, speaks up, as Insp. John Sutherland, right, joins in the conversation during Tuesday's meeting.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Darcy Woolfitt, standing, speaks up, as Insp. John Sutherland, right, joins in the conversation during Tuesday's meeting. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Community leaders offer input at RCMP annual performance meeting

By Angela Brown
July 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

Community safety, reducing crime and ensuring the right supports are in place were the main topic for many community leaders today. 

The Battlefords RCMP came together with a number of area community partners to gather input and provide an update on policing strategies.

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.

Western Development Museum will host their 48th annual Those Were the Days event, offering a trip back in time to the 1920s.
Western Development Museum will host their 48th annual Those Were the Days event, offering a trip back in time to the 1920s. Western Development Museum/Facebook

Western Development Museum offers trip to the past

By Jared Gottselig
July 25, 2017 - 12:42pm Updated: July 26, 2017 - 8:41am

Western Development Museum (WDM) is giving residents in the Battlefords the chance to travel back in time.

For the 48th year in a row, WDM will be hosting Those Were the Days in August. This long standing event depicts a 1920s village.

The 101 St. entrance of the Battleford Food and Resource Centre cordoned off during street construction.
The 101 St. entrance of the Battleford Food and Resource Centre cordoned off during street construction. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Food bank making the best of street construction situation

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

While the City of North Battleford said it was “business as usual” for the shops and services affected by the street construction on 101 St.  in the downtown area, completion of the project cannot come soon enough for the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre.

A number of sidewalk improvement projects are on the agenda for the Town of Battleford.
A number of sidewalk improvement projects are on the agenda for the Town of Battleford. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sidewalk replacement project moving ahead in Battleford

By Angela Brown
July 25, 2017 - 10:00am

The Town of Battleford is proceeding with some curb and sidewalk replacement projects in the town, planned as part of this year's budget.

Council awarded the contract to Navarro Masonry at a cost of $101,668, over budget by $1,668. 

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