Battlefords

Jane Zielke de Montbrun, the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch.
Jane Zielke de Montbrun, the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Battlefords branch. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Funding cut reversal relief to local non-profit

By Angela Brown
August 18, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: August 19, 2017 - 11:53am

The province's reversal of a 10 per cent overall funding cuts to health-based community organizations, referred to as community-based organizations (CBOs), in Saskatchewan is causing branch staff at the local Canadian Mental Health Association to breathe a sigh of relief.

The Town of Battleford agreed to purchase a new playground for the Battleford West subdivision.
The Town of Battleford agreed to purchase a new playground for the Battleford West subdivision. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battleford West playground slated for construction next year

By Angela Brown
August 18, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 1:37pm

The Town of Battleford will be able to move ahead with a playground project at the Battleford West subdivision in 2018, after choosing a firm that came in under budget, and received the best feedback overall.

The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards according to one local optometrist.
The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards according to one local optometrist. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Warnings for those viewing Monday's partial eclipse

By Roger White
August 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

While many will be looking to the skies on Monday to catch a glimpse of the first partial eclipse visible in North America since 2014, a local optometrist said there are risks involved.

A group of walkers are completing a trail route from Swift Current to the Battlefords to remember an important part of local and provincial history.
A group of walkers are completing a trail route from Swift Current to the Battlefords to remember an important part of local and provincial history. submitted photo/Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society

Trail walk to remember Battlefords area history

By Angela Brown
August 17, 2017 - 11:41am Updated: August 17, 2017 - 12:14pm

To learn more about the area's geography and history, a trail group is completing a 340 km walk from Swift Current to North Battleford along a historic Métis trading route.

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