Education

The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards according to one local optometrist.
The partial eclipse will be exciting to see on Monday morning but it will bring hazards according to one local optometrist. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Warnings for those viewing Monday's partial eclipse

By Roger White
August 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

While many will be looking to the skies on Monday to catch a glimpse of the first partial eclipse visible in North America since 2014, a local optometrist said there are risks involved.

A group of walkers are completing a trail route from Swift Current to the Battlefords to remember an important part of local and provincial history.
A group of walkers are completing a trail route from Swift Current to the Battlefords to remember an important part of local and provincial history. submitted photo/Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society

Trail walk to remember Battlefords area history

By Angela Brown
August 17, 2017 - 11:41am Updated: August 17, 2017 - 12:14pm

To learn more about the area's geography and history, a trail group is completing a 340 km walk from Swift Current to North Battleford along a historic Métis trading route.

Those attending Those Were the Days got the chance to experience what life was like in the early 1900s
Those attending Those Were the Days got the chance to experience what life was like in the early 1900s Jared Gottselig/battlefordsNOW Staff

Western Development Museum offers a step back in time

By Jared Gottselig
August 13, 2017 - 9:40am

The Western Development Museum (WDM) was offering a glimpse into the past over the weekend.

At the annual Those Were the Days event, WDM opened its doors to show off all the museum has to offer, showcasing what life for families on the prairies in the early 1900s was like.

Danica Lorer, a professional storyteller, engages children with stories on Friday afternoon
Danica Lorer, a professional storyteller, engages children with stories on Friday afternoon Jared Gottselig/battlefordsNOW Staff

Concert in the Park connects children with storytelling

By Jared Gottselig
August 11, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: August 18, 2017 - 12:05pm

The North Battleford Public Library gathered children in Central Park Friday afternoon as they hosted their annual Concert in the Park to promote storytelling and literature.

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.

Teachers will spend two nights at Blue Mountain Adventure Park learning a variety of curriculum-based outdoor activities for students.
Teachers will spend two nights at Blue Mountain Adventure Park learning a variety of curriculum-based outdoor activities for students. Facebook/SaskOutdoors

Program to help teachers connect students with nature

By Jared Gottselig
August 9, 2017 - 2:00pm

With technology on the rise, children are becoming more connected with electronic devices than ever, but Rod Sigueroa, Past President of SaskOutdoors, hopes to help teachers connect them to nature as well.

John Paul II students will have a chance to make their own schedules with a new learning program.
John Paul II students will have a chance to make their own schedules with a new learning program. file photo/CJME News Staff

Light of Christ offers students option to set own schedule

By Angela Brown
August 9, 2017 - 10:00am

Not available for that 9 a.m. class? Not a problem.

Light of Christ Catholic School Division will soon offer students the opportunity to set their own schedules for the new school year so they can work their studies around their own timetables without worrying about falling behind.

Local RCMP detachments will be out in full force this long holiday weekend looking for impaired drivers.
Local RCMP detachments will be out in full force this long holiday weekend looking for impaired drivers. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

RCMP & SGI: Drive safely over August long weekend

By Roger White
August 4, 2017 - 11:23am Updated: August 4, 2017 - 12:26pm

RCMP and SGI are reminding residents to take special care on Saskatchewan roads and highways heading into the long weekend, saying you’re more likely to be involved in a collision while travelling on a long holiday weekend than during any other time of year.

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