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Battlefords RCMP opened fire on the driver of a vehicle who allegedly rammed a police vehicle tonight.
Battlefords RCMP opened fire on the driver of a vehicle who allegedly rammed a police vehicle tonight. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

BREAKING: Battlefords RCMP fire multiple shots after suspect rams police: with video

By Greg Higgins
October 22, 2017 - 12:03am Updated: October 22, 2017 - 12:51am

Battlefords RCMP opened fire on the driver of a vehicle who allegedly rammed a police vehicle tonight.

The incident happened on the corner of 15 Ave. and 105th St. 

Town of Battleford council discussed budget planning at its meeting Monday.
Town of Battleford council discussed budget planning at its meeting Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Town of Battleford already starting budget planning

By Angela Brown
October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

While it's only October, the Town of Battleford is already getting started on its planning work for its 2018 budget.

Mayor Ames Leslie said the town will have its first meeting later this month. It will also be working on its strategic planning.

While superhero costumes should be fine at most schools allowing students to dress up, parents should still check if costumes are permitted before sending them off on Halloween.
While superhero costumes should be fine at most schools allowing students to dress up, parents should still check if costumes are permitted before sending them off on Halloween. Colin McGarrigle/battlefordsNOW Staff

Parents should check school rules for Halloween costumes

By Greg Higgins
October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Before children of the Battlefords head off to school dressed as little witches and ghouls, local school boards say parents should check on what costumes are allowed, and if they are at all.

Team Silvernagle opened the Canad Inns Women's Curling Classic with a 7-3 over Julie Tippin of Ontario.
Team Silvernagle opened the Canad Inns Women's Curling Classic with a 7-3 over Julie Tippin of Ontario. submitted photo/Kara Thevenot

Silvernagle opens Canad Inns with victory

By Roger White
October 20, 2017 - 2:18pm

A steal of two in the seventh end blew open a close game and helped the Robyn Silvernagle rink open up this weekend’s Canad Inns Women’s Curling Classic in Portage la Prairie on a winning note.

The Silvernagle rink defeated Julie Tippin of Woodstock Ontario 7-3 in this morning’s draw.

The downtown reopened to traffic recently, but some chamber members are unhappy with the length of time it took for the project to be completed.
The downtown reopened to traffic recently, but some chamber members are unhappy with the length of time it took for the project to be completed. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Downtown chamber members 'really upset' with city over construction timeline

By Greg Higgins
October 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

After months of construction, barriers to vehicles were removed in downtown North Battleford yesterday, but some of the affected business owners are "really upset" over the length of time it took for the project to be completed.

Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve McLellan, centre, joins Battlefords Chamber of Commerce president Warren Williams, right, and executive director Linda Machniak, left, at the Small Business Week gathering, Thursday.
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve McLellan, centre, joins Battlefords Chamber of Commerce president Warren Williams, right, and executive director Linda Machniak, left, at the Small Business Week gathering, Thursday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Small business tax changes highlight Sask. Chamber visit

By Angela Brown
October 20, 2017 - 8:47am

Discussions over changing potential business tax changes and the benefits of chamber membership were front and centre at meet-and-greet in North Battleford last night.

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