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The passing of Bill C-16 comes as music to the ears of the Battlefords Gender and Sexuality Alliance, in hopes that true equality is on the horizon.
The passing of Bill C-16 comes as music to the ears of the Battlefords Gender and Sexuality Alliance, in hopes that true equality is on the horizon. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Bill C-16 a huge win, says local LGBTQ community

By Greg Higgins
June 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

The leader and founder of the Battlefords and Area Gender and Sexuality Alliance believes the passing of Bill C-16 is a huge win for the local LGBTQ community and will help eliminate discrimination.

Paige Schmidt from Mervin, SK requires a stem cell transplant to overcome a rare condition that currently requires blood and platelet transfusions.
Paige Schmidt from Mervin, SK requires a stem cell transplant to overcome a rare condition that currently requires blood and platelet transfusions. submitted photo

Family seeking help for 6-year-old in need of stem cell transplant

By Jared Gottselig
June 20, 2017 - 3:06pm

A family from Mervin, SK is hoping the public can help their daughter, six-year-old Paige Schmidt, by offering to have a simple swab test done, but it's a test that could mean life or death for the child.

The Town of Battleford is working to meet wastewater analysis requirements.
The Town of Battleford is working to meet wastewater analysis requirements. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battleford activates equipment to comply with wastewater standards

By Angela Brown
June 20, 2017 - 1:07pm Updated: June 20, 2017 - 1:53pm

After finding the level of green algae was above normal in its wastewater treatment lagoon, the Town of Battleford has activated a third piece of equipment to ensure its compliance with provincial environmental standards. 

Director of protective services, Albert Headrick, said the numbers show Community Safety Officers are having a significant impact on public safety.
Director of protective services, Albert Headrick, said the numbers show Community Safety Officers are having a significant impact on public safety. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

CSO's having impact on public safety, according to city

By Greg Higgins
June 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

North Battleford’s director of protective services believes recent numbers show increased Community Safety Officer (CSO) presence is having a big impact on public safety.

Nate Bedford fires up his team prior to the beginning of a game against Kindersley last season.
Nate Bedford fires up his team prior to the beginning of a game against Kindersley last season. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Players and coaches react to Bedford resignation

By Roger White
June 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

In his many years in hockey, Battlefords North Stars goaltending coach Travis Harrington has come to expect the unexpected. So Friday’s announcement by Nate Bedford to step down after one year as the Stars' head coach and general manager wasn’t a complete surprise.

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