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An afternoon crowd awaits the return of the Site Selection Committee for the Saskatchewan Games Council at the Cuplex in North Battleford, Sask. on Feb. 10, 2016
An afternoon crowd awaits the return of the Site Selection Committee for the Saskatchewan Games Council at the Cuplex in North Battleford, Sask. on Feb. 10, 2016 Duncan Cairns-Brenner/battlefordsNOW staff

Positive outlook for N.B. bid to host Winter Games

By Duncan Cairns-Brenner
February 11, 2016 - 7:28am

On an unseasonably warm February morning a small crowd gathered outside of North Battleford’s Cuplex, awaiting the Site Selection Committee for the Saskatchewan Games Council to emerge from the building, to show its support for the city’s bid to hold the 2018 winter games.

There is little chance of flooding in Western Saskatchewan this year.
There is little chance of flooding in Western Saskatchewan this year. File photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Below-normal runoff expected this spring

By Geoff Smith
February 9, 2016 - 5:18pm Updated: February 10, 2016 - 9:46am

It’s too early to say for sure, but the Water Security Agency (WSA) says western Saskatchewan can expect below normal runoff this spring.

In fact, the prediction applies to most of the province. The only exception is in the east-central region, where there was extra water in the fall.

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