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Mayor Ames Leslie, left, back, during council on Monday. Council discussed delays caused by a new information system.
Mayor Ames Leslie, left, back, during council on Monday. Council discussed delays caused by a new information system. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town of Battleford expecting delays for tax notices

By Angela Brown
June 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Town of Battleford property owners can expect delays in receiving their tax notices, due to some hiccups with a new computer information system for reporting that the town recently installed.

Tax notices were expected to be sent to ratepayers in May, but will now be going out mid-July.

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce is working on a strategy to combat shoplifting.
The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce is working on a strategy to combat shoplifting. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local businesses concerned about increase in shoplifting

By Angela Brown
June 23, 2017 - 10:00am

Local businesses in North Battleford are putting their heads together to work out a strategy to deal with a problem of shoplifting in the area.

The issue came up at the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce meeting on June 20.

North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, said many municipal leaders are hoping the federal government can answer questions regarding the legalization of marijuana next year, especially as it pertains to policing.
North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, said many municipal leaders are hoping the federal government can answer questions regarding the legalization of marijuana next year, especially as it pertains to policing. file photo/battlefordsNOW

Marijuana legalization still leaves many questions unanswered

By Greg Higgins
June 10, 2017 - 8:00am

The impending legalization of marijuana will have a significant impact on communities and North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, said the discussion of how to deal with it is happening.

The last STC bus arrived in Regina May 31, 2017. Greyhound currently serves Saskatoon and Regina.
The last STC bus arrived in Regina May 31, 2017. Greyhound currently serves Saskatoon and Regina. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

Greyhound Canada evaluating operations following STC closure

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
June 8, 2017 - 3:37pm

Greyhound Canada will not be expanding service in light of the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC).

In a written statement the national bus company confirmed it will continue operations along the Trans-Canada and Yellowhead highways in the province.

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