Environment

The Battlefords and Meadow Lake are under a heat warning until Friday with temperature expected to reach 29 C.
The Battlefords and Meadow Lake are under a heat warning until Friday with temperature expected to reach 29 C. Roger White/battlefordsNOW Staff

Heat warning issued for Battleford, Meadow Lake area until Friday

By Roger White
July 26, 2017 - 10:00am

Stay out of the sun and drink plenty of fluids, as a heat warning has been issued by Environment Canada for our region.

The warning includes the Battlefords, Meadow Lake, Unity and even further north to Buffalo Narrows and La Loche.

A number of sidewalk improvement projects are on the agenda for the Town of Battleford.
A number of sidewalk improvement projects are on the agenda for the Town of Battleford. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sidewalk replacement project moving ahead in Battleford

By Angela Brown
July 25, 2017 - 10:00am

The Town of Battleford is proceeding with some curb and sidewalk replacement projects in the town, planned as part of this year's budget.

Council awarded the contract to Navarro Masonry at a cost of $101,668, over budget by $1,668. 

Midwest Food Resources is hosting a drop-in volunteer gardening program that takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday evening for the season
Midwest Food Resources is hosting a drop-in volunteer gardening program that takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday evening for the season Facebook/Midwest Food Resources

Volunteer green thumbs making positive impact on Battlefords community

By Jared Gottselig
July 22, 2017 - 8:00am

This summer, Midwest Food Resources is giving local green thumbs the chance to refine their skills while making a positive impact in the community.

City administration is planning a barbecue dinner to inform residents what exactly is and is not allowed in the bins as contamination has become a problem.
City administration is planning a barbecue dinner to inform residents what exactly is and is not allowed in the bins as contamination has become a problem. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. reminding residents to sort recycling properly

By Greg Higgins
July 20, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: July 22, 2017 - 2:08pm

City administration is planning an event to remind residents of the complications that arise when they put unrecyclable items into blue bins.

The City of North Battleford has been supplementing its water from the Town of Battleford since last year's Husky Energy oil spill.
The City of North Battleford has been supplementing its water from the Town of Battleford since last year's Husky Energy oil spill. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

One year since Husky oil spill: cleanup nears end, no charges yet

By Angela Brown
July 20, 2017 - 2:04pm

Official from the City of North Battleford are remaining pragmatic in response to the past year’s challenges on the one-year anniversary of the Husky Energy oil spill.

Assistant general-manager Aaron Beres, right, joins president Aaron Loraas, left, and branch manager Ruebecca Fiddler, centre, as he presents Loraas Environmental Services' proposal to develop a Waste Transfer Station in Battleford, during council on Monday.
Assistant general-manager Aaron Beres, right, joins president Aaron Loraas, left, and branch manager Ruebecca Fiddler, centre, as he presents Loraas Environmental Services' proposal to develop a Waste Transfer Station in Battleford, during council on Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Waste transfer station coming to Battleford

By Angela Brown
July 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Calling it "a wonderul opportuniity," Town of Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie said there is plans to enter into an agreement with a firm that will develop a new waste transfer station in Battleford.

Chad Gartner, North Battleford Golf and Country Club’s board president, discusses plans to expand the golf course at town of Battleford's meeting on July 17.
Chad Gartner, North Battleford Golf and Country Club’s board president, discusses plans to expand the golf course at town of Battleford's meeting on July 17. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

Golf course looking for funds for makeover

By Angela Brown
July 18, 2017 - 11:02am Updated: July 18, 2017 - 1:40pm

North Battleford Golf and Country Club is looking to upgrade and modernize its site and hopes the town of Battleford will be able to help with some of the costs. 

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