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Justin Trudeau confirmed the date during Question Period this afternoon in Ottawa.
Justin Trudeau confirmed the date during Question Period this afternoon in Ottawa. The Canadian Press

Legalization good news for local business owner

By Brady Lang
June 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

The legalization of marijuana in Canada now has a date, and that’s good news for a North Battleford business.

Dale Whiteside, owner of Rockshop SmokeShop, said even though his business doesn’t sell marijuana, he’s excited for the boost that it will bring to the entire industry.

A rendering of what the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford will look like upon completion. The New Beginnings fundraising campaign received a donation of $70 per person within the R.M. of North Battleford No.437 that totals over $51,000 towards the purchase of medical equipment and furniture for the facility.
A rendering of what the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford will look like upon completion. The New Beginnings fundraising campaign received a donation of $70 per person within the R.M. of North Battleford No.437 that totals over $51,000 towards the purchase of medical equipment and furniture for the facility. File photo/Government of Saskatchewan

Sask. Hospital receives donation from R.M. of North Battleford

By Roger White
June 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

The New Beginnings fundraising campaign for the Saskatchewan Hospital has received another sizeable donation which will help purchase medical equipment and furniture for the new mental health facility, which is scheduled to open this fall.

Super A Foods is the latest business to close its doors.
Super A Foods is the latest business to close its doors. Battleford Super A Foods/Facebook

Super A owners say Battlefords businesses becoming harder to run

By Brady Lang
June 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

It’s getting tougher and tougher to operate a small business in a small town.

The town of Battleford has seen its fair share of disappearing businesses throughout the town. Super A Foods became the latest business to close its doors Thursday.  

Mike Boyle, a supervisor with Sunco Drywall Ltd., poses for a photo with Battlefords Interval House Interim Executive Director Krista Abbott, and some of the furniture Sunco Drywall is donating to the local women's shelter.
Mike Boyle, a supervisor with Sunco Drywall Ltd., poses for a photo with Battlefords Interval House Interim Executive Director Krista Abbott, and some of the furniture Sunco Drywall is donating to the local women's shelter. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sunco Drywall makes donation to local women's shelter

By Angela Brown
June 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

Local women and families receiving support from Battlefords Interval House will now have a little extra help when they move out.

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