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The passing of Bill C-16 comes as music to the ears of the Battlefords Gender and Sexuality Alliance, in hopes that true equality is on the horizon.
The passing of Bill C-16 comes as music to the ears of the Battlefords Gender and Sexuality Alliance, in hopes that true equality is on the horizon. file photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Bill C-16 a huge win, says local LGBTQ community

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

The leader and founder of the Battlefords and Area Gender and Sexuality Alliance believes the passing of Bill C-16 is a huge win for the local LGBTQ community and will help eliminate discrimination.

Traditional music, games and much more will all be part of the National Aboriginal Day celebrations happening Wednesday in Central Park in North Battleford from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Traditional music, games and much more will all be part of the National Aboriginal Day celebrations happening Wednesday in Central Park in North Battleford from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

National Aboriginal Day creates harmony through diversity

By Roger White
June 19, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: June 19, 2017 - 3:50pm

Creating harmony through diversity will be the focus of this year’s National Aboriginal Day celebrations being held at the Battle River Treaty Office at 102 St. and 12 Ave.

Celtic entertainers Back Of The Bus provided the entertainment at the CMHA Garden Party Friday night.
Celtic entertainers Back Of The Bus provided the entertainment at the CMHA Garden Party Friday night. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

CMHA Garden party raises $50,000

By Roger White
June 19, 2017 - 10:00am

The threat of rain and thunderstorms didn't dampen the generosity of those who attended the first annual Garden Party in support of the Battlefords branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The event on Friday night raised more than $50,000. 

North Battleford student Brielle Jesney receives some safety tips during the Bike Rodeo Friday.
North Battleford student Brielle Jesney receives some safety tips during the Bike Rodeo Friday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Kids learn the ABC's of bike safety

By Angela Brown
June 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Battlefords youth had a chance to finesse their road-safety skills at the popular Bike Rodeo this week.

North Battleford students in Grades 1 to 5 participated in the Friday training session inside the Civic Centre, while town of Battleford students attended a separate event Tuesday.

Light of Christ Catholic School Division managed to pass a balanced budget despite funding challenges.
Light of Christ Catholic School Division managed to pass a balanced budget despite funding challenges. file photo/CJME News Staff

Light of Christ passes budget despite challenges

By Angela Brown
June 15, 2017 - 5:04pm Updated: June 15, 2017 - 5:49pm

Despite challenges from a shortfall in provincial funding, the Light of Christ Catholic School Division managed to pass a balanced budget for the new school year at its recent board meeting.

Members of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Board Association are trying to fundraise $250,000 to cover legal fees for appeals in the Theodore court case.
Members of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Board Association are trying to fundraise $250,000 to cover legal fees for appeals in the Theodore court case. file photo/CJME News Staff

Sask. Catholic schools to fundraise $250K for legal battles

By Chris Vandenbreekel/CJME News Staff
June 14, 2017 - 5:56pm

Saskatchewan's Catholic school boards are banding together to raise money for their legal battle to preserve government funding for non-Catholic students in their school system.

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