Business & Economy

The Town of Battleford agreed to purchase a new playground for the Battleford West subdivision.
The Town of Battleford agreed to purchase a new playground for the Battleford West subdivision. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battleford West playground slated for construction next year

By Angela Brown
August 18, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 1:37pm

The Town of Battleford will be able to move ahead with a playground project at the Battleford West subdivision in 2018, after choosing a firm that came in under budget, and received the best feedback overall.

Matt Henry from Vancouver gives a bubble art performance Wednesday afternoon. He is also a world champion juggler.
Matt Henry from Vancouver gives a bubble art performance Wednesday afternoon. He is also a world champion juggler. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Northwest Territorial Days talent impresses fair-goers

By Angela Brown
August 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Matt Henry is an old pro when it comes to juggling. He is also a fan favourite performing bubble art - his latest talent.

Henry gave a bubble art show at the midway at Northwest Territorial Days exhibition in North Battleford Wednesday.

Town of Battleford council discussed a number of issues at its meeting Monday.
Town of Battleford council discussed a number of issues at its meeting Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

No decision on golf course project: town

By Angela Brown
August 15, 2017 - 1:33pm Updated: August 15, 2017 - 2:28pm

The town of Battleford hasn't made any decisions whether or not it will provide funding for proposed upgrades to North Battleford Golf and Country Club.

Mayor Ames Leslie said during council Monday some residents had questions so he wanted to make it clear the town has not committed.

Dana Karlson owner of Turtleford and Cut Knife Pharmacies is concerned a decision by the Prairie North Health Region to award tenders for daily drug prescriptions to nursing homes in the area to outside providers will affect the communities.
Dana Karlson owner of Turtleford and Cut Knife Pharmacies is concerned a decision by the Prairie North Health Region to award tenders for daily drug prescriptions to nursing homes in the area to outside providers will affect the communities. Facebook

Pharmacy owner concerned with awarding of tenders

By Roger White
August 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

The owner of the Cut Knife and Turtleford Pharmacy is hoping to rally the community together in wake of the Prairie North Health Region’s recent decision to award tenders for the contract of packaging and distribution of daily prescription drugs to a provider from outside the communities.

Facilitator Cindy Hanson lists some of the impacts on the community from the province's budget cuts.
Facilitator Cindy Hanson lists some of the impacts on the community from the province's budget cuts. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Residents raise concerns over provincial cuts during town hall

By Angela Brown
August 11, 2017 - 10:03am Updated: August 11, 2017 - 10:55am

Reduced mobility for the elderly, loss of jobs, and loss of services, including the loss of the STC.

These were some of the impacts from this year’s  provincial budget cuts that area residents raised during Thursday’s Cuts and Crowns town hall meeting in North Battleford.

The past five years has shown an increase in average home prices in both the city and town.
The past five years has shown an increase in average home prices in both the city and town. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Home price increase in area higher than provincial trend

By Angela Brown
August 9, 2017 - 11:47am

This year has been a good time for homeowners wanting to sell their homes with average prices increasing significantly in the past five years.

Prices for homes in both the town of Battleford and the city of North Battleford have gone up, with the town seeing the highest rise. 

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