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Town of Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie, centre, with former NHL player Gregg Sheppard, right, and Barry Belak, stepfather of the late Wade Belak who played in the NHL, left, at the start of the free public skate event to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Town of Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie, centre, with former NHL player Gregg Sheppard, right, and Barry Belak, stepfather of the late Wade Belak who played in the NHL, left, at the start of the free public skate event to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battleford residents celebrate Canada’s anniversary with free skate

By Angela Brown
December 11, 2017 - 6:37pm

Battleford residents showed their national pride Sunday afternoon by taking part in a free skate to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The town received a $1,000 micro-grant from the federal government to host the event. 

Mayor Ames Leslie said the event was well supported.

City crews will be cleaning out the drainage ditch along Territorial Dr., starting at West Railway Ave. moving up to Killdeer Dr.
City crews will be cleaning out the drainage ditch along Territorial Dr., starting at West Railway Ave. moving up to Killdeer Dr. submitted photo/City of North Battleford

City crews clearing drainage ditch along Territorial Drive

By Roger White
December 11, 2017 - 12:00pm

Motorists travelling on Territorial Dr. over the next few weeks will notice a lot of activity as city crews begin clearing the drainage ditch from West Railway Ave. to Killdeer Dr.

According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, council hasn't discussed the potential of Uber operating in the city and won't entertain the idea until either the company expresses interest in N.B. or the community expresses interest in wanting the service.
According to North Battleford Mayor, Ryan Bater, council hasn't discussed the potential of Uber operating in the city and won't entertain the idea until either the company expresses interest in N.B. or the community expresses interest in wanting the service. file photo/CJME Staff

No plans for Uber in North Battleford yet

By Greg Higgins
December 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Uber ride-sharing service has been approved to establish itself in the province, but hasn’t set its sites on the Battlefords yet and the city says it is a bridge it will cross when they get to it.

North Battleford director of planning and development, Jennifer Niesink, addressed council on the departments plans for next year, which include the continuation of revitalization of downtown and a new pay parking lot.
North Battleford director of planning and development, Jennifer Niesink, addressed council on the departments plans for next year, which include the continuation of revitalization of downtown and a new pay parking lot. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

More downtown revitalization and pay parking lot proposed by city for 2018

By Greg Higgins
December 7, 2017 - 4:45pm Updated: December 8, 2017 - 12:39pm

According to North Battleford administration, the next phase of downtown revitalization on 101st St. from 12th Ave. to the Library will be much smoother next year and will have less impact on the business community.

North Battleford Director of Leisure Services, Bill Samborski, addresses council with a new philosophy on providing programs for the clients of the Aquatic Centre and Field House.
North Battleford Director of Leisure Services, Bill Samborski, addresses council with a new philosophy on providing programs for the clients of the Aquatic Centre and Field House. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Reduced hours and programming suggested for Leisure Services

By Greg Higgins
December 7, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 7, 2017 - 4:44pm

Anyone who uses North Battleford’s Aquatic Centre and Field House at night may need to rearrange their schedules as Leisure Services announced it will be looking at reducing hours and programming at last night’s budget meeting.

James Bright with the North Battleford Fire Department, installs the first motion light sensor, which was given out for free to anyone who joined the city's Eyes That Care Campaign.
James Bright with the North Battleford Fire Department, installs the first motion light sensor, which was given out for free to anyone who joined the city's Eyes That Care Campaign. submitted/City of North Battleford

First motion lights installed for Eyes That Care Campaign

By battelfordsNOW Staff
December 6, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: December 6, 2017 - 1:16pm

The first of many motion sensor lights was installed by the North Battleford Fire Department yesterday in an effort to reduce preventable crime in the city.

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