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The downtown reopened to traffic recently, but some chamber members are unhappy with the length of time it took for the project to be completed.
The downtown reopened to traffic recently, but some chamber members are unhappy with the length of time it took for the project to be completed. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Downtown chamber members 'really upset' with city over construction timeline

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

After months of construction, barriers to vehicles were removed in downtown North Battleford yesterday, but some of the affected business owners are "really upset" over the length of time it took for the project to be completed.

Fibre optic technology will be coming to North Battleford in the near future.
Fibre optic technology will be coming to North Battleford in the near future. file photo/CJME Staff

North Battleford on the list for faster Internet

By Angela Brown
October 17, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: October 17, 2017 - 11:14am

While the date hasn't been set yet, North Battleford will be joining other communities in the province on the list to receive new fibre optic technology so residents can enjoy faster Internet service.

Sasktel refers to the new technology as "infiNET." 

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial ribbon today to officially reopen the downtown after several months of construction.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial ribbon today to officially reopen the downtown after several months of construction. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Downtown 'officially' reopens, but not to vehicles yet

By Greg Higgins
October 16, 2017 - 2:00pm

Mayor Ryan Bater cut the ceremonial red ribbon today to officially reopen the “downtown T” to the public this morning. But with one glaring exception — the roads aren’t ready for vehicular traffic yet.

Gold Eagle Casino general manager Kelly Atcheynum, right, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation Inc. executive director Claudette McGuire for the Festival of Trees fundraiser.
Gold Eagle Casino general manager Kelly Atcheynum, right, presents a cheque for $10,000 to Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation Inc. executive director Claudette McGuire for the Festival of Trees fundraiser. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Casino gives support to Festival of Trees

By Angela Brown
October 12, 2017 - 4:59pm

Thursday was a good day for the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation when a local North Battleford business supporter once agan stepped up with a big donation.

Gold Eagle Casino donated $10,000 as a diamond sponsor for this year's BUH Foundation Festival of Trees fundraiser.

David Schell, left, and Rob Rongve (Winter Games co-chairs), right, join Derek Sieben, Jacques La Cock, Stephen Mann and Suzanne Odishaw of Vantage Chartered Professional Accountants, during Vantage’s cheque presentation, Tuesday.
David Schell, left, and Rob Rongve (Winter Games co-chairs), right, join Derek Sieben, Jacques La Cock, Stephen Mann and Suzanne Odishaw of Vantage Chartered Professional Accountants, during Vantage’s cheque presentation, Tuesday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Vantage steps up to support Winter Games

By Angela Brown
October 10, 2017 - 4:45pm Updated: October 10, 2017 - 5:33pm

Vantage Chartered Professional Accountants in North Battleford handed over $25,000 to the Saskatchewan Winter Games on Tuesday.

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