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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.

North Battleford city council approved the majority of the budget amendments but will consult with the business sector and the public before officially amending the taxation bylaw.
North Battleford city council approved the majority of the budget amendments but will consult with the business sector and the public before officially amending the taxation bylaw. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Provincial budget will affect NB for years, council

By Greg Higgins
April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: April 27, 2017 - 11:17am

North Battleford residents could be looking at a further three per cent property tax increase to address a funding shortfall.

North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater, along with council, will make some very tough decisions to balance a nearly 2 million dollar deficit cause by cuts from the provincial budget.
North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater, along with council, will make some very tough decisions to balance a nearly 2 million dollar deficit cause by cuts from the provincial budget. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

City will propose revised budget to council tonight

By Greg Higgins
April 24, 2017 - 2:00pm

It’s a big night for North Battleford city council as decisions have to be made to balance a nearly $2 million deficit due to cuts in the provincial budget.

North Battleford is asking its residents to bring in their hazardous household materials so they can be properly disposed of to help the environment and keep employees safe.
North Battleford is asking its residents to bring in their hazardous household materials so they can be properly disposed of to help the environment and keep employees safe. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

Dispose of household hazardous material this weekend

By Greg Higgins
April 20, 2017 - 6:00am

Disposing of hazardous waste is not only good for the environment, but it keeps city employees safe. 

This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. city staff is asking residents to bring any hazardous materials to the Public Works Shop, which is across from Home Hardware. 

Coun. Gordon Yarde, front right, joins council during Monday's meeting when the 2017 budget was passed.
Coun. Gordon Yarde, front right, joins council during Monday's meeting when the 2017 budget was passed. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Projects moving ahead for town despite tight budget

By Angela Brown
April 19, 2017 - 2:20pm Updated: April 20, 2017 - 9:04am

The Town of Battleford has plans for a number of large projects for the year outlined in the 2017 general and operating budget passed at council Monday night, despite having a tight budget, with a small increase in taxes on average.

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