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The retailers who will operate the province’s cannabis retail stores in North Battleford and Battleford were announced this morning.
The retailers who will operate the province’s cannabis retail stores in North Battleford and Battleford were announced this morning. File photo/battlefordsNOW

Local cannabis retailers selected

By battlefordsNOW Staff
June 1, 2018 - 11:26am Updated: June 1, 2018 - 12:28pm

The names of the three retailers who will operate the province’s cannabis retail stores in North Battleford and Battleford were announced by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority Friday morning.

The Trans Mountain pipeline has been purchased by the federal government for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan.
The Trans Mountain pipeline has been purchased by the federal government for $4.5 billion from Kinder Morgan. The Canadian Press

Locals have mixed feelings on federal pipeline purchase

By Roger White
May 30, 2018 - 12:00pm

Yesterday’s announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau that the Liberal government intends to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline project from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion is generating mixed reactions.

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan, Premier Scott Moe and Justice Minister Don Morgan announce the court challenge against a federal carbon tax April 25, 2018.
Environment Minister Dustin Duncan, Premier Scott Moe and Justice Minister Don Morgan announce the court challenge against a federal carbon tax April 25, 2018. Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff

Sask. launches carbon tax challenge in court

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
April 25, 2018 - 1:53pm

Saskatchewan’s fight against the federal carbon tax has advanced to the next round.

The government has launched a constitutional reference case in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to challenge the federal government’s ability to impose its tax on the province.

Corey O'Soup, the Saskatchewan Child and Youth Advocate, released his annual report on April 24, 2018.
Corey O'Soup, the Saskatchewan Child and Youth Advocate, released his annual report on April 24, 2018. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Child and Youth Advocate highlights successes and challenges in annual report

By Bryan Eneas
April 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

The 2018 Saskatchewan Youth Child Advocate report was released this week, highlighting some of the struggles and successes seen in the province over the past year.

North Battleford plans to treat consumption of cannabis like liquor, prohibiting it from public areas.
North Battleford plans to treat consumption of cannabis like liquor, prohibiting it from public areas. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Public cannabis consumption could be prohibited in North Battleford

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2018 - 5:00pm

As official legalization of cannabis in Canada draws closer, North Battleford is deciding where exactly the substance can be consumed and according to the city manager, the rules will likely mirror alcohol consumption.

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