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Scenes from the 2017 Race for Kids presented by the Battlefords Boys and Girls Club. This year's event is scheduled on Saturday, June 2.
Scenes from the 2017 Race for Kids presented by the Battlefords Boys and Girls Club. This year's event is scheduled on Saturday, June 2. Battlefords Boys and Girls Club/Facebook

Race for Kids fundraiser coming next month

By Roger White
May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

Entering its fourth year, organizers with the Battlefords Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) are hoping for yet another record turnout for The Co-operators Race for Kids on Saturday, June 4, to raise funds for the organization's programs.

The Lefebvre family make a brief stop to chat with battlefordsNOW just outside of Ruddell with hopes of reaching Saskatoon by Tuesday.
The Lefebvre family make a brief stop to chat with battlefordsNOW just outside of Ruddell with hopes of reaching Saskatoon by Tuesday. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Lefebvre family raising cancer awareness one step at a time

By Roger White
May 21, 2018 - 1:00pm

There is an old adage that says "a family that plays together, stays together;" however, for Jim Lefebvre and his family, it could be said that "a family that walks many miles together brings many smiles together."

Author and counsellor Roy Petitfils gave parents and people working with youth some advice on helping teens dealing with mental health issues during a talk in North Battleford, Thursday. He also spoke to Light of Christ School Division staff on Friday.
Author and counsellor Roy Petitfils gave parents and people working with youth some advice on helping teens dealing with mental health issues during a talk in North Battleford, Thursday. He also spoke to Light of Christ School Division staff on Friday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Light of Christ guest speaker offers advice helping depressed teens

By Angela Brown
May 19, 2018 - 1:56pm

A Light of Christ Catholic School Division guest speaker gave parents and people working with youth some insights into helping teens with mental health issues when he visited North Battleford.

Women, children and more will be affected if services provided by the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre are drastically altered due to lack of funding from the provincial government.
Women, children and more will be affected if services provided by the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre are drastically altered due to lack of funding from the provincial government. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Funding cuts to sexual assault centre could lead to change in service

By Roger White
May 16, 2018 - 2:03pm Updated: May 17, 2018 - 4:34am

While Sexual Assault Awareness Week in Saskatchewan is designed to bring attention to the plight of those in our community who have been victims of sexual or physical abuse, Amber Stewart of the Battlefords and Area Sexual Assault Centre (BASAC) believes the time is also ripe to make the communit

Living Sky School Division had to deal with a $653,000 funding reduction in its 2018-19 budget.
Living Sky School Division had to deal with a $653,000 funding reduction in its 2018-19 budget. file photo/CJME News Staff

Living Sky passes budget despite funding challenges

By Angela Brown
May 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Living Sky School Division passed its budget for the 2018-19 school year but had to contend with a $653,000 funding reduction.

The funding decrease was mainly due to a decrease in student enrolment numbers projections for the next school year.

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