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Left to right, provincial court clerk Giselle Cooke, student Keenan Bird (Sakewew High School), student Dante Bacchetto (North Battleford Comprehensive High School) as the accused SpongeBob SquarePants, student Alexander Plummer (Sakewew High School), playing the mock-court judge, and Judge L. Dyck, convene following the student mock trial on Friday.
Left to right, provincial court clerk Giselle Cooke, student Keenan Bird (Sakewew High School), student Dante Bacchetto (North Battleford Comprehensive High School) as the accused SpongeBob SquarePants, student Alexander Plummer (Sakewew High School), playing the mock-court judge, and Judge L. Dyck, convene following the student mock trial on Friday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Students get fun lesson in law at mock trial

By Angela Brown
April 28, 2017 - 4:53pm Updated: April 28, 2017 - 6:28pm

SpongeBob SquarePants found himself in trouble at the North Battleford Provincial Court. 

The character, played by a student, was part of its class exercise for three Battlefords-area schools learning more about the judicial process. 

Residents of Hague, northeast of Saskatoon, say threats forcing the town school's evacuations are connected to the Alexa Emerson case.
Residents of Hague, northeast of Saskatoon, say threats forcing the town school's evacuations are connected to the Alexa Emerson case. Prairie Spirit School Division

Hague school evacuations tied to Alexa Emerson case: residents

By CKOM News Staff
April 27, 2017 - 6:55am

Recent threats to Hague Elementary School could be related to the white powder and bomb scares in Saskatoon.

The school has been evacuated twice in the last month according to a spokesperson from the Prairie Spirit School division.

L to R, Battlefords Chamber of Commerce president Warren Williams, joins student Tory Hildebrand, and guest speaker Nicole Suberlak, of Scotiabank North Battleford, at Notre Dame Elementary School on Wednesday during a talk to students about managing one's money.
L to R, Battlefords Chamber of Commerce president Warren Williams, joins student Tory Hildebrand, and guest speaker Nicole Suberlak, of Scotiabank North Battleford, at Notre Dame Elementary School on Wednesday during a talk to students about managing one's money. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Youth learning to make sense of money

By Angela Brown
April 26, 2017 - 4:49pm

Buying a car, a new home, or saving for retirement.

These were some of the topics discussed at an event at Notre Dame Elementary School in North Battleford, Wednesday.

About 55 Grade 7 students from Notre Dame and St. Mary elementary schools attended the talk.

Light of Christ Catholic School Division director of education Cory Rideout, left, joins chair of the board of trustees Glen Gantefoer, at the division meeting Tuesday night. Rideout is optimistic a court ruling that non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan should not be funded by the province will be successfully challenged.
Light of Christ Catholic School Division director of education Cory Rideout, left, joins chair of the board of trustees Glen Gantefoer, at the division meeting Tuesday night. Rideout is optimistic a court ruling that non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan should not be funded by the province will be successfully challenged. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local Catholic school division hopeful ruling will be overturned

By Angela Brown
April 26, 2017 - 11:48am

The Light of Christ Catholic School Division is hopeful the province is successful in contesting a recent Yorkton court ruling that would prevent the province of Saskatchewan from funding non-Catholic pupils who are attending Catholic schools.  

Police determined an emailed bomb threat didn't pose a threat to students at Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute on April 25.
Police determined an emailed bomb threat didn't pose a threat to students at Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute on April 25. Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute

School bomb threat tied to white powder cases: police

By CKOM News Staff
April 26, 2017 - 6:53am

Emergency crews responded to a bomb threat at Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute Tuesday morning.

A letter sent to parents by principal Paul Humbert said police were called immediately after an emailed threat said there was a "potential explosive device" in the school.

The Saskatchewan government is reviewing its options following a court ruling ordering it to stop paying for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools.
The Saskatchewan government is reviewing its options following a court ruling ordering it to stop paying for non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools. file photo/CKOM News Staff

Province vows to fight Catholic school ruling

By CKOM News Staff
April 25, 2017 - 7:20am

Premier Brad Wall is weighing in on a court decision that has parents and students uneasy across the province.

Government lawyers spent the weekend poring over a judgment that bans government funding for non-Catholic students in the Catholic system.

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