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Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons.
Photos published in Correctional Investigator Ivan Zinger's 2016-17 Annual Report detail conditions in segregation units at Canadian federal prisons. Office of the Correctional Investigator

B.C. solitary confinement ruling has implications in Sask

By Taylor MacPherson
January 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

A recent decision by British Columbia’s highest court ruled indefinite solitary confinement unconstitutional could have a major effect on corrections in Saskatchewan, according to a leading advocate for inmates’ rights.

FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said a new funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be dictated by chief and councils.
FSIN Chief Bobby Cameron said a new funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be dictated by chief and councils. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

New funding agreement should be dictated by chiefs: FSIN Chief

By Bryan Eneas
January 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

A recently announced funding agreement between the federal government and Indigenous communities should be constructed with the guidance of local chiefs according to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN).

North Battleford City Hall is concerned about the costs of additional policing and other related charges for cannabis sales as well as production, as discussed at council's meeting Monday.
North Battleford City Hall is concerned about the costs of additional policing and other related charges for cannabis sales as well as production, as discussed at council's meeting Monday. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

N.B. City Hall looking at cost to city related to cannabis sales

By Angela Brown
January 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

North Battleford City Hall is concerned about the costs associated with cannabis sales if the city decides to allow for retailing, following the province’s announcement the city is entitled to two permits for retail outlets in the city.  

The province of Saskatchewan has announced that SLGA will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations communities.
The province of Saskatchewan has announced that SLGA will issue approximately 60 cannabis retail permits to private operators in as many as 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations communities. file photo/ Canadian Press

North Battleford eligible for 2 marijuana retail outlets; town eligible for 1

By Roger White
January 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Saskatchewan government has announced with the upcoming legalization of marijuana, North Battleford will be allowed to have two retail marijuana stores and the Town of Battleford will be allowed one retail store. The City of Meadow Lake is also eligible for one cannabis retail location.

Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal by-election on Dec.11.
Conservative candidate Rosemarie Falk heading into the polling station to cast her ballot hours before winning the federal by-election on Dec.11. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review-December

By Roger White
December 30, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: December 31, 2017 - 1:42pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

The trial dates in the case involving Gerald Stanley are set for early 2018. Stanley is facing a charge of second-degree murder related to the death of Colten Boushie (pictured) on Aug. 9, 2016, on Stanley's Biggar-area farm.
The trial dates in the case involving Gerald Stanley are set for early 2018. Stanley is facing a charge of second-degree murder related to the death of Colten Boushie (pictured) on Aug. 9, 2016, on Stanley's Biggar-area farm. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

2017 Year In Review - August

By Roger White
December 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, battlefordsNOW is taking a look at some of the top news items that made headlines and newsmakers over the past 12 months.

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