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Innovation Credit Union board president Bruce Sack, left, joins CEO Daniel Johnson to discuss plans on becoming the first federal Credit Union headquartered in Saskatchewan. On Tuesday night, it was announced the membership had voted 82 per cent in favor of federalization
Innovation Credit Union board president Bruce Sack, left, joins CEO Daniel Johnson to discuss plans on becoming the first federal Credit Union headquartered in Saskatchewan. On Tuesday night, it was announced the membership had voted 82 per cent in favor of federalization file photo/battlefordsNOW

Innovation Credit Union members vote 'yes' on federalization

By Roger White
December 13, 2017 - 8:49am

Innovation Credit Union members have voted in favour of Innovation’s proposal to become the first federal Credit Union headquartered in Saskatchewan.

Of the more than 17,200 members who voted, 82 per cent voted in favor of the special resolution.

Ryan Rosenberg (left) and Ryan Gil (15), have not been approved to play in the SJHL. Rosenberg re-joined the North Stars in November but never dressed in a game because he was never approved. Gil was unintentionally allowed to play four games before being pulled from the roster due to the same rule that prevented Rosenberg from suiting up.
Ryan Rosenberg (left) and Ryan Gil (15), have not been approved to play in the SJHL. Rosenberg re-joined the North Stars in November but never dressed in a game because he was never approved. Gil was unintentionally allowed to play four games before being pulled from the roster due to the same rule that prevented Rosenberg from suiting up. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Is Hockey Canada playing politics with American players?

By Nathan Kanter
December 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Earlier this season — in late October and early November — the Battlefords North Stars tried to add two American players to their roster, only to subsequently have those players deemed ineligible to play Junior A hockey in Canada.

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal byelection on Monday night.
Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal byelection on Monday night. Rosemarie Falk/Facebook

'She’s up to the challenge': Ritz on Falk

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

For the first time since 1997, Gerry Ritz watched Monday’s byelection results roll in as a constituent rather than a candidate and he says he could not have been more pleased with the outcome; a win by Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk.

Supporters study the byelection numbers at Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk's campaign office in North Battleford on election night.
Supporters study the byelection numbers at Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk's campaign office in North Battleford on election night. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Byelection results by the numbers

By Angela Brown
December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: December 12, 2017 - 2:18pm

The Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection final results Monday night showed a commanding win for Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk, but a very low voter turnout.

Supporters gathered at Falk's campaign office in North Battleford when the Election night results were coming in.
Supporters gathered at Falk's campaign office in North Battleford when the Election night results were coming in. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Tough race for unsuccessful contenders in federal byelection

By Angela Brown
December 11, 2017 - 10:41pm Updated: December 13, 2017 - 10:44am

Tonight's early results in the federal byelection for the Battlefords-Lloydminster riding appear to have paved the way for a landslide victory for Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk, to replace long-serving Conservative MP Gerry Ritz who announced his retirement during the summer.

battlefordsNOW is predicting Rosemarie Falk as the winner in the by-election.
battlefordsNOW is predicting Rosemarie Falk as the winner in the by-election. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

BattlefordsNOW predicts Falk the winner in by-election

By battlefordsNOW Staff
December 11, 2017 - 9:34pm

While the final numbers are not in yet, based on the latest numbers trending, battlefordsNOW is predicting Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk will be the winner in the Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection tonight.

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.

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