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Program coordinator Renee Sperling is excited the City of North Battleford has proclaimed Monday Sept. 18 as Big Brothers Big Sisters Day.
Program coordinator Renee Sperling is excited the City of North Battleford has proclaimed Monday Sept. 18 as Big Brothers Big Sisters Day. Big Brothers/Facebook

City proclaims Big Brothers Big Sisters day

By Roger White
September 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

This Monday will be very special day for one local charity.

The City of North Battleford has proclaimed Monday, Sept. 18 as Big Brothers Big Sisters Day. Mayor Ryan Bater made the proclamation at Monday’s city council meeting with members of the organization in attendance.

Smoke billows from a fire burning in northern Saskatchewan.
Smoke billows from a fire burning in northern Saskatchewan. submitted photo/Ministry of Environment

Dramatic aerial footage of wildfires near Pelican Narrows

By paNOW Staff
September 13, 2017 - 12:11pm

The Ministry of Environment's Wildfire Management branch has released dramatic footage of wildfires burning in northeast Saskatchewan. It shows an aerial ignition that occurred on Sept. 6. The ministry stressed the video does not indicate current wildfire behavior or conditions.

The City of North Battleford is hosting a free drive-in movie night Friday.
The City of North Battleford is hosting a free drive-in movie night Friday. Point Drive/Facebook

City hosting drive-in movie night

By Angela Brown
September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Families in the Battlefords will have an opportunity to experience a new, yet old, way to watch a movie this Friday evening.

The City of North Battleford Leisure Services department will be having a free drive-in movie as part of its Send-Off to Summer event, now in its fourth year.

Husky representative, Chris Meloche, announced at North Battleford City Council last night the cleanup effort in the North Saskatchewan River has been completed for the area and the city can resume normal water treatment operations.
Husky representative, Chris Meloche, announced at North Battleford City Council last night the cleanup effort in the North Saskatchewan River has been completed for the area and the city can resume normal water treatment operations. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Husky says river cleanup complete

By Greg Higgins
September 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

It has been over a year since the Husky Energy oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River and the company promises the cleanup efforts are complete.

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