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The BUH unveiled its new CT scanner on Monday.  (from left) Cheryl Mitchell, PNHR Director of Medical Imaging Services; Roland Bru, first patient scanned; Reghan Berube, BUH CT Technologist; Claudette McGuire, Executive Director Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation and Colais Fransoo, Manager of the BUH Medical Imaging Department..
The BUH unveiled its new CT scanner on Monday. (from left) Cheryl Mitchell, PNHR Director of Medical Imaging Services; Roland Bru, first patient scanned; Reghan Berube, BUH CT Technologist; Claudette McGuire, Executive Director Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation and Colais Fransoo, Manager of the BUH Medical Imaging Department.. submitted photo/BUH Foundation

New CT scanner unveiled at BUH

By Roger White
September 19, 2017 - 10:15am Updated: September 20, 2017 - 3:40am

Roland Bru can now lay claim to being a part of Battlefords Union Hospital (BUH) history.

The North Battleford man was the first patient examined by the new computed tomography (CT) scanner on Monday at the BUH.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce he was strongly against the federal government's proposed small business tax changes Sept. 12.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told the Regina and District Chamber of Commerce he was strongly against the federal government's proposed small business tax changes Sept. 12. Jessie Anton/CJME News Staff

Proposed small biz tax changes 'will kill jobs:' opposition

By Jessie Anton/CJME News Staff
September 13, 2017 - 8:54am

The federal government believes changing the small business tax provisions is a way to make the tax system more just, but the opposition calls it a threat.

Residents of Saskatchewan aged 18 and older are being invited to participate in a survey regarding the upcoming legalization of marijuana next summer.
Residents of Saskatchewan aged 18 and older are being invited to participate in a survey regarding the upcoming legalization of marijuana next summer. The Canadian Press

Province to conduct anonymous legal cannabis survey

By paNOW Staff
September 8, 2017 - 11:00am

Residents of Saskatchewan are being asked to provide input on the upcoming marijuana legislation next year.

Between Sept. 8 and Oct. 6, the government of Saskatchewan will be conducting an online survey about a variety of topics pertaining to legal marijuana.

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the federal government's plans to change taxation rules. The government's consultation period runs until Oct. 2.
The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the federal government's plans to change taxation rules. The government's consultation period runs until Oct. 2. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Local Chamber concerned about proposed tax changes

By Angela Brown
September 2, 2017 - 12:42pm

The Battlefords Chamber of Commerce is joining other provincial chambers voicing opposition to proposed tax changes they say will impact small businesses.

On July 18, the federal government announced revisions that would close "loopholes" and make the tax system fairer.

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