Education

A gender-neutral or single stall bathroom similar to this is being created at the North Battleford Comprehensive High School so that the LGBTQ students can feel safe, comfortable and inclusive with a facility of their own.
A gender-neutral or single stall bathroom similar to this is being created at the North Battleford Comprehensive High School so that the LGBTQ students can feel safe, comfortable and inclusive with a facility of their own. file photo/ Canadian Press

Comp. High School installing gender-neutral bathroom

By Roger White
February 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

To some it will look like a single stall bathroom, but for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students at North Battleford Comprehensive School it will be much more.

After many years of debate, a  bill tabled in 2016 was approved by the Senate last week to change the second line in O Canada.
After many years of debate, a bill tabled in 2016 was approved by the Senate last week to change the second line in O Canada. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

MP Falk opposes changes to national anthem

By Roger White
February 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

After many years of debate and several stalled bills in the House of Commons, a private members bill tabled in 2016 was finally approved by the Senate last week to change the second line in our national anthem.

Cathy Richardson receives the 2017 Citizen of the Year award from Rob Rongve (a former citizen of the year), Friday. She previously received a Best Citizen award from the Best of the Best Awards in 2017.
Cathy Richardson receives the 2017 Citizen of the Year award from Rob Rongve (a former citizen of the year), Friday. She previously received a Best Citizen award from the Best of the Best Awards in 2017. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Battlefords Citizens of the Year honoured

By Angela Brown
February 4, 2018 - 8:32am

Undertaking small acts to help others may not seem like much, but can go a long way towards doing a lot.

That was the theme of the Battlefords and District Citizen of the Year banquet and ceremony at the Western Development Museum, Friday.

Take a step back in time on Feb. 11 as the Western Development Museum presents a Heritage Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. View photographs from many collections and hear discussions on days gone by.
Take a step back in time on Feb. 11 as the Western Development Museum presents a Heritage Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. View photographs from many collections and hear discussions on days gone by. submitted photo/Western Development Museum

Step back in time with WDM Heritage Festival

By Roger White
February 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Battleford area residents have an opportunity to step back in time and visit the rich history and culture of the community, as the Western Development Museum (WDM) host the inaugural Heritage Festival on Sunday Feb. 11.

There were 3,700 seatbelt offences in this province in 2017 with some motorists still finding excuses not to buckle up.
There were 3,700 seatbelt offences in this province in 2017 with some motorists still finding excuses not to buckle up. submitted photo/SGI

SGI frustrated with lack of seatbelt use

By Glenn Hicks
February 1, 2018 - 10:00am

If you think wearing a seatbelt is uncomfortable, try flying through a windshield.

That’s the brutally frank statement from an SGI spokesman ahead of their Traffic Safety Spotlight for February, which will focus on occupant safety including seatbelt and appropriate child seat use.

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