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The park's decaying fountain hasn’t been operational for a month.
The park's decaying fountain hasn’t been operational for a month. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Fountain in Central Park to be removed and replaced with concrete slab

By Greg Higgins
July 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

The fountain downtown is an eye sore but it couldn’t be renovated even if the city wanted to.

City council has decided the fountain in North Battleford’s Central Park will be torn down to make way for a stamped concrete slab.

Discount travel company NewLeaf is accepting bids on unsold seats for its 11 Canadian destinations.
Discount travel company NewLeaf is accepting bids on unsold seats for its 11 Canadian destinations. submitted photo

Passengers can bid on discount airline’s unsold seats

By Daniella Ponticelli/CKOM News Staff
July 19, 2016 - 5:43pm

Travellers can now bid for a seat on Canada’s newest discount airline.

NewLeaf announced a partnership with Calgary-based company Jump On Flyaways Tuesday, which would see unsold seats filled by the highest bidder.

Battleford Town Hall.
Battleford Town Hall. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

New collective agreement for CUPE workers in Battleford

By battlefordsNOW Staff
July 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

Municipal workers in Battleford have a new two-year collective agreement.

At the Battleford Town Council Meeting on Monday, July 18, council approved the agreement after workers with Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3003 voted unanimously in favour of ratifying.

Great Western Brewing said the new tax policy will force the company to significantly increase the price of a case of beer in Alberta.
Great Western Brewing said the new tax policy will force the company to significantly increase the price of a case of beer in Alberta. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Great Western could boost prices over Alberta beer tax: CEO

By CKOM News Staff
July 19, 2016 - 4:23pm

In a trade battle over beer, Saskatchewan companies such as Great Western Brewing could stand to lose a lot of business under Alberta's new tax regime.

Right now, smaller provincial breweries are classed as regional and pay a lower tax rate to export into Alberta.

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