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An example of a natural playground created in another community. BECIP hopes N.B. will fund its proposal for a natural play space at Centennial Park.
An example of a natural playground created in another community. BECIP hopes N.B. will fund its proposal for a natural play space at Centennial Park. Facebook/BienenstockPlaygrounds

BECIP hopes city will help fund natural play space

By Angela Brown
November 20, 2017 - 4:29pm Updated: November 20, 2017 - 5:03pm

Administrators of the Battlefords Early Childhood Intervention Program (BECIP) hope North Battleford city hall will find room in the budget for a children's outdoor play space. 

A total of 73 dead migratory birds were found dumped by a roadside near Unity.
A total of 73 dead migratory birds were found dumped by a roadside near Unity. submitted photo/Sasktip

Culprits sought for dumping dead geese and ducks on roadside

By Angela Brown
November 15, 2017 - 2:00pm

Sasktip is asking for the public's help in catching the culprit or culprits responsible for killing and dumping 73 dead migratory birds by a roadside near Unity.

Officers believe the incident took place between the evening of Oct. 17 and the morning of Oct. 18.  

Environment Canada said the below average temperatures to start the month should average out, but average for Saskatchewan can still be dangerously cold.
Environment Canada said the below average temperatures to start the month should average out, but average for Saskatchewan can still be dangerously cold. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

Unseasonably cold weather should average out next week

By Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW
November 15, 2017 - 11:00am

The Battlefords have been experiencing well below average temperatures since the start of the month and while Environment Canada expects average temperatures the rest of the season, average for the area is still incredibly cold and residents need to be prepared.

Incumbent Glenn Tait of Meota campaigning for re-election for the Sask. Wheat Development Commission.
Incumbent Glenn Tait of Meota campaigning for re-election for the Sask. Wheat Development Commission. submitted photo/Sask. Wheat Board

Putting farmers first a high priority for Glenn Tait

By Roger White
November 14, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: November 14, 2017 - 5:05pm

As the deadline to cast ballots for the upcoming Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC) draws near, one incumbent said he is proud of the achievements the newly formed board accomplished.

North Battleford administration is reminding residents to stay diligent in cleaning up litter so a lesser cleanup effort is needed in the spring.
North Battleford administration is reminding residents to stay diligent in cleaning up litter so a lesser cleanup effort is needed in the spring. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW

City asks residents to keep up on litter throughout winter

By Greg Higgins
November 11, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: November 11, 2017 - 9:15am

While snow can be beautiful and make the outdoors look festive, it can also hide a lot of loose garbage and when spring rolls around, it can create a lot of unnecessarily cleanup work for the city. 

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