Business & Economy

According to Derek Sieben, the administration and finance chair, the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games committee has to raise just over $527,000 to meet their projected budget goal of $1.8 million.
According to Derek Sieben, the administration and finance chair, the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games committee has to raise just over $527,000 to meet their projected budget goal of $1.8 million. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Committee has to raise half a million dollars to meet budget goal

By Greg Higgins
April 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

Business owners in the Battlefords area can expect a visit from the Saskatchewan Winter Games Committee as it has to raise just over half a million dollars to hit their total budgeted goal of roughly $1.8 million.

With Bill 40 now law, the Saskatchewan government can sell up to 49 per cent of any Crown.
With Bill 40 now law, the Saskatchewan government can sell up to 49 per cent of any Crown. file photo/CJME News Staff

Government eyes future partnership opportunities for SaskTel

By Sarah Mills
April 28, 2017 - 4:40pm

The government is entertaining future partnership opportunities for SaskTel as a result of the passing of Bill 40.

Bill 40 allows for up to 49 per cent of the province's Crown corporations to be sold without requiring a vote of support from the people of the province.

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is changing its original 2017 forecast for oil drilling in Saskatchewan to 2,670 oil wells, which is up from 1,940.
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is changing its original 2017 forecast for oil drilling in Saskatchewan to 2,670 oil wells, which is up from 1,940. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Oil drilling expected to increase in Sask.

By CJME News Staff
April 28, 2017 - 1:05pm

More oil wells are expected to be drilled in Saskatchewan in 2017 than originally forecast.

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) is forecasting a major increase of oil and gas activity in the province.

L to R, Battlefords Chamber of Commerce president Warren Williams, joins student Tory Hildebrand, and guest speaker Nicole Suberlak, of Scotiabank North Battleford, at Notre Dame Elementary School on Wednesday during a talk to students about managing one's money.
L to R, Battlefords Chamber of Commerce president Warren Williams, joins student Tory Hildebrand, and guest speaker Nicole Suberlak, of Scotiabank North Battleford, at Notre Dame Elementary School on Wednesday during a talk to students about managing one's money. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Youth learning to make sense of money

By Angela Brown
April 26, 2017 - 4:49pm

Buying a car, a new home, or saving for retirement.

These were some of the topics discussed at an event at Notre Dame Elementary School in North Battleford, Wednesday.

About 55 Grade 7 students from Notre Dame and St. Mary elementary schools attended the talk.

The Norsask Sawmill near Meadow Lake will be one of many businesses to feel the affect of the U.S. governments recent announcement of tariffs on softwood lumber.
The Norsask Sawmill near Meadow Lake will be one of many businesses to feel the affect of the U.S. governments recent announcement of tariffs on softwood lumber. file photo/meadowlakeNOW Staff

'U.S. tariffs not really a shock' says MP Gerry Ritz

By Roger White
April 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

Calling it “troubling” and “short-sighted” Battlefords-Lloydminster M.P. and International Trade Critic Gerry Ritz weighed-in on the impending U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports announced on Tuesday.

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