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Vehicles are being prepared for towing following a vehicle crash during the start of the rush hour in North Battleford, Tuesday afternoon.
Vehicles are being prepared for towing following a vehicle crash during the start of the rush hour in North Battleford, Tuesday afternoon. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

No injuries after 2 cars collide

By Angela Brown
January 16, 2018 - 5:23pm Updated: January 17, 2018 - 12:14pm

The corner of 100 Street at 16 Avenue in North Battleford was busy around 4 p.m., Tuesday when two vehicles collided near the intersection.

A black Hyundai Tucson SUV and a beige Dodge Avenger were damaged during the incident. 

Graham Baptiste, 34, is facing charges that include drug trafficking. He was released on bail at North Battleford provincial court, Tuesday.
Graham Baptiste, 34, is facing charges that include drug trafficking. He was released on bail at North Battleford provincial court, Tuesday. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Man facing trafficking charges granted bail

By Angela Brown
January 16, 2018 - 3:00pm Updated: January 17, 2018 - 12:45pm

One of the four suspects Battlefords RCMP charged in Dec. 2017, following a police investigation related to drug trafficking of crystal meth and cocaine, has been released on bail. 

According to Jordan Kist with Light of Christ, the divisions school buses will never be cancelled due to extreme cold as they have the full confidence in their contractor to get transport students safely to and from school within the city. Due to Living Sky having rural routes, policy states routes be cancelled when the temperature or wind-chill drops to minus 40C as a safety precaution.
According to Jordan Kist with Light of Christ, the divisions school buses will never be cancelled due to extreme cold as they have the full confidence in their contractor to get transport students safely to and from school within the city. Due to Living Sky having rural routes, policy states routes be cancelled when the temperature or wind-chill drops to minus 40C as a safety precaution. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Bus cancellation policies differ among districts

By Greg Higgins
January 16, 2018 - 2:00pm

Parents of students in North Battleford may be wondering why buses are cancelled during extreme cold warnings for public schools and not for catholic schools. But a simple difference in policy related to urban verus rural is the simple answer.

Workers were still out in full force this morning at the Saskatchewan Hospital construction site, as Saskbuilds said the liquidation of Carillion won't delay the project.
Workers were still out in full force this morning at the Saskatchewan Hospital construction site, as Saskbuilds said the liquidation of Carillion won't delay the project. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

'Carillion liquidation won't affect completion of Sask. hospital': Saskbuilds

By Greg Higgins
January 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

The liquidation of the U.K. based company in charge of constructing and maintaining the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford (SHNB) won’t affect the completion of the facility or any jobs there, according to Saskbuilds.

Carillion, the company in charge of designing, building, financing and maintaining the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford, has gone into liquidation.
Carillion, the company in charge of designing, building, financing and maintaining the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford, has gone into liquidation. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Construction company in charge of new psych facility in N.B. goes into liquidation

By Colin McGarrigle
January 15, 2018 - 10:49am Updated: January 16, 2018 - 9:37am

The U.K. based construction company in charge of constructing the new Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford has gone into liquidation, putting thousands of jobs at risk across Canada, and leaving uncertainty for the completion of the hospital.

Maidstone RCMP are investigating an incident where shots were fired from a vehicle at an unoccupied business on Highway 17 approximately 5 kilometres south of Lloydminster.
Maidstone RCMP are investigating an incident where shots were fired from a vehicle at an unoccupied business on Highway 17 approximately 5 kilometres south of Lloydminster. file photo/battlefordsNOW

Shots fired at empty building in Maidstone

By CJNB Staff
January 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Maidstone RCMP are investigating an incident where shots were fired from a vehicle at an unoccupied business on Highway 17 approximately 5 kilometres south of Lloydminster.

The shooting occurred on Thursday night just before midnight.

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